NGD - Didn’t even know the ES-195 existed until last night

2manyGuitars

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Got this in trade. Like the title says, I’d never even heard of this model. It’s full hollow so basically a thinline ES-175 with a few differences.

It’s from the “Memphis Custom Shop” and originally had P94s. A previous owner installed TV Jones Classics but the originals came with it. The Firebird headstock and split diamond inlays give it a Grohl vibe.

 

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Oh, my Lordy, would'ja look at that.

TRES cool guitar!
 

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I bought one when AMS was blowing them out for $1100 a few years ago. It was a nice guitar but I had just bought it to sell, they had them for a long time at that price.

cool guitar.
 

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That's sharp! That's a very eye catching piece. Was the Bigsby standard for the model?
 

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Got this in trade. Like the title says, I’d never even heard of this model. It’s full hollow so basically a thinline ES-175 with a few differences.

It’s from the “Memphis Custom Shop” and originally had P94s. A previous owner installed TV Jones Classics but the originals came with it. The Firebird headstock and split diamond inlays give it a Grohl vibe.

Oh man I wish you hadn’t shown me that! Awesome!
 

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They are cool guitars! Here is mine (with the original P94 pickups):

Very nice.
I reinstalled the P94s and while working on it, discovered a few things that got my Spidey senses tingling. The other guy was nice enough to undo the trade and I have my ES-135 back.

The bonus for him is now he doesn’t have to pay someone to swap out the pickups so he can sell the TV Jones Classics. Not everyone is willing to try their own pickup work on a hollow body.
 

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Not everyone is willing to try their own pickup work on a hollow body.
I've pulled the wiring harness out of an ES-335. Not very much fun but it can be done. I've got an ES-135 too. The ES-195 and ES-135 are two different beasts. Here is my ES-135:



Post a picture of your ES-135. I would love to see it!
 

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Post a picture of your ES-135. I would love to see it!
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Just going back to the reason for the trade reverse.....what aspects of the guitar were setting you going down the path??
 


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