- May 18, 2015
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I had trouble deciding on natural vs sunburst. The sunburst looked amazing, but there is some nostalgia regarding the natural.One of the other great 59s! I'm a big fan of the natural finish. Congrats!
Since I'm pretty new to jazz and primarily a rock player, I'm using good old slinky electric 10s. It came with 12 round wound and they were fine, but I really didn't like the tone. The top wood is so thin and lively 10s sound about the same acoustically and clearer electrically. If I ever get good enough at Jazz to perform, I'll maybe start using 12 semi rounds.Purty! What strings are you using?
Please don't pin the floating bridge.
Yeah they do seem to have a big les Paul sense about them. Sorry to hear about the poor dealer experience you had. Though it seems you have come full circle by finding your way back to a natural ES. I'm a big fan of the finish on ES models which is why both my 59 ES-345 and 59 ES-330 are natural. The character in the one you ended with is certainly nice!I had trouble deciding on natural vs sunburst. The sunburst looked amazing, but there is some nostalgia regarding the natural.
The first Gibson hollow body I ever wanted was a natural 1959 Es-225TDN. I put money down on it and the dealer agreed in writing to give me till the end of the week. Next day he sold the guitar to someone else and said I could have a refund next payables cycle. There was magic in that guitar and I've never seen it for sale in this town again. That dealer was on the local news for ripping people off and fled town.
Later I bought a nice sunburst 59 Es-225 sunburst but at the time I was too young to realize how cool it was and fighting feedback was always a problem so I sold it. Dumb. Now I play cleaner and can manage the hollow body howl better. Now I figure if I'm fighting feedback too much, I'll grab an R9.
Don't these ES-175s kind of look like big fat LesPauls?
Thanks. I liked both, but plain maple in natural just gets me.I'm a big fan of natural on the 175 as well. Agree with above about the shock ring being a nice touch. Congrats!