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ES Les Paul

Postby Unit_1 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:59 am

this literally makes me drool

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Re: ES Les Paul

Postby vez on Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:25 pm

Isn't this is a new model? Has anyone test driven one of those? I wonder if they have a center block inside?
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Re: ES Les Paul

Postby LD50 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:37 pm

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/ES/Gibson-Memphis/2014/ES-Les-Paul.aspx

It also escapes the wide fingerboard, zero fret and electronic tuners that the standards get this year. i always liked the look of the 336 and 339 but as I already have a 335, R0 and several others as a non-pro I probably have too many guitars :roll:
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Re: ES Les Paul

Postby Unit_1 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:53 pm

These are the 2014 models, announced at NAMM (I think)

There's another model, a LP Supreme, with same semi-hollowbody and even better wood going for {gasp} $6500 or some crazy number like that. It was on the back cover of the November 2014 Vintage Guitar magazine being sold by Sam Ash.

Damn I just about bought it and came to me senses when I realized Ms. Unit WOULD KILL ME If I spent that kind of dough on a guitar

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Re: ES Les Paul

Postby pckpat on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:28 pm

Very nice...now I trust those are solid carved maple tops?
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Re: ES Les Paul

Postby pckpat on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:34 pm

LD50 wrote:http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/ES/Gibson-Memphis/2014/ES-Les-Paul.aspx

It also escapes the wide fingerboard, zero fret and electronic tuners that the standards get this year. i always liked the look of the 336 and 339 but as I already have a 335, R0 and several others as a non-pro I probably have too many guitars :roll:


On a whim, I picked up an Epi ES339 Pro (in cherry) at the pawn shop around the corner a few months ago. Actually a pretty decent guitar for $325. It does have a slightly plasticky look and feel to the finish (kind of reminiscent of 70's Tele and Strat poly), but the wood seems pretty good quality, and it has split-coil electronics. The pickups are what they call "Alnico Pro", so I'm assuming oriental mfg., but real Grover Rotos on the headstock. Other than the lack of lacquer ( :roll: ) I'd rate it with guitars costing a few hundreds more. I had been looking at Gibson 339's for a few years, waiting for the right deal to pull the trigger, but due to some financial constraints recently, I settled for this as an intro to ownership of an ES series and feel I have more than gotten a fair deal.
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