Poast you're Most Favorite Genuine Non Fake Gibson!111!!!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by noah330, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Speaking of neck width at the nut... I have a Gibson ES-339 and an Epiphone ES-339 Pro P90. For the most part - same guitar, different factories, different pickups, neck specs slightly different.

    The neck on the Epiphone is quite noticeably wider at the nut (which I MUCH appreciate), is also bound, and just slightly fuller than the neck on the Gibson. I much prefer the neck on the Epi ES-339 vs. the neck on the Gibson ES-339.

    The narrow nut width on the Gibson ES-339 borders on being too tight for my liking. I prefer a little more space for my fingers.

    BIG kudos for the Epiphone ES-339 Pro. Priced at a small fraction of how the Gibson ES-339 is priced... it's hard to argue for spending 4x to 5x more for the Gibson product, especially when the Epiphone version has what many would argue has a better neck!

    The neck is where the pedal meets the metal, the primary and most significant "interface" between the player and the instrument... and is something that can't reasonably be changed on a set-neck guitar.

    Pickups, pots... can be replaced, if desired, and still keep the price of the Epi dramatically less than the pricey Gibson. And as for the P90 pickups in the Epi Pro... they sound GREAT! I wouldn't even dream of replacing them in the Epi ES-339 Pro.
     
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  2. eclecticsynergy

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    Why does Gibson assume everybody who likes a smaller guitar is going to have smaller hands?

    That extra millimeter or two can make all the difference for some of us.
     
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    Here are my Genuine Non Fake Gibsons

    1969 SG Standard: Paid $125.00 for it in 1975 at Playground Music in Pensacola Fl. Saved my paper route money all summer long. Went to buy a Gold Top Les Paul they had for a few weeks and it was gone when I went to buy it. Saw this and brought it home.

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    1971 ES335: Paid $375.00 for it in 1977 at Tringas Music in Pensacola Fl

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  6. SweetClyde99

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    A 2013 LPJ is my only Gibson. Did you take the finish off or did it come that way? I’ve been thinking a refinishing mine. It’s a great guitar, but it’s kind of an eyesore.
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  7. Sean Mac

    Sean Mac Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Yeah, I wasn't crazy about the brown "finish" :rolleyes:

    PM sent :)
     
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  8. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    This is my Gibson that could easily be mistaken as a "Fake"

    Bolt on neck, non standard headstock, from an era where possibly what Gibson were putting out, created the "fake" market even.

    I give you, the Gibson Challenger!

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    That's one way to solve the neck dive problem.
     
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    I'm moving to Pensacola in the 70s!
     
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  12. Jerry_Mountains

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    Here is my Gibson "totally not fake, really" ES335, it a love to play, it's my number one right now... well except when I play in not so safe places when I bring only my tele that serves as a weapon ... just in case.

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    I used to have a couple of Les Paul Tributes, but I sold them to fund the 335
     
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    1980 Firebrand Les Paul. Previous owner added the Antiquity pickups.

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    I love these guitars (after the T-tops are out). I really miss my 79.
     
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    I've always had a soft spot for these - if I ever see a husk going cheap I'd definitely grab it as a project. That headstock though with the missing dip in the middle... not their finest moment!
     
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    I guess that's the last time you lend your Special to Pete Townshend? :D
     
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    Don't have a one.
    But I have some awesome clones. ( Wanna see it ? )
     
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    Who?
     
  19. G.Rotten

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    I like the Fibsons as well. I would suggest you start another post for them, but then you'll have Gibson knocking at your door.

    Gibson spies are everywhere & now they're enlisting everyone to rat you out. I feel like I've heard something similar to this in history.
     
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    R7 GT
     
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