payed a visit to Gil yesterday, we live 40 min's apart so i try to do it as often as i can (plus his wife is brasilian so whenever i go there there is Barbeque going on...)
Played a few Les pauls, than the reference les paul for the bone and than the king BEE itself.
all i can say is...
"I can't get into details about the PU's yet but I already took all the photos to be able to post it later. The PU's you see in the photos are just a partial set out of over 20 I made to refine the design. The bone PU's are seriously good (-;"
Man, just post it now and put a PAF sticker on...
Here is a link to the full Album from Arlington, i took Gils photo and know exactly what he was thinking...
"what the hell am i doing here and why this guy drags me around the whole show lookin for goldtops"
i ended up buying a 57 strat in NYC LOL
that's interesting, i always thought that if i went back in time i would buy all the required bursts, strats 335's, blackguards and put them all in storage for me to find them when i go back to 2012...
that way i get 50+ years of aging and travel "light" compared to your trip :lol:
Great start of an amazing topic - all i can say is i spent some time in the old shack and also in the new work place - at least in the new one i can stand up right (i'm 1.97m' tall)
it came up amazing!!
these solar panels are for water heating - its common in Israel in the last 50 years i guess.
the big ones which produce electricit are rather new but you still don;t see them in small numbers on private roofs - only large quantities usually in farms etc'
you mean where to check?
i sent them an email threw their website, go to the 24/7 support tab, the first row has a link to send them an email.
they replied and than i asked if they can scan the ledger page.
all process took less than a week.
super customer support.
I don't know if you guys remember my 64 ES335 TDC Gil inspected right before startin the build.
Well, i sent Gibson an email and they were kind and revealed my 335's original shipping date.
Its 9/22/64, they also sent the date's ledger page.
how cool is that?
That cutaway in the block under the bridge appears rendomly on guitars from 62 onwards, some have it some don't.
my 64 for example does'nt have it.
it would be interesting to compare two guitars with and without it although other specs are different.
335 reasons? u wanna drop by to Tel Aviv...
the thinline has a very distinctive effect in my opinion, the sound is airy and creates a whole different approach in the playing itself.
there is going to be a solid nocaster with the exact same pickups soon so the difference of the construction will be obvious.