Show Us Your ES Guitars!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Texsunburst59, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

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    That's a beautiful Casino GT. Love the color and vintage vibe.
     
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    I agree. BEAUTIFUL guitar.
     
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    Beautiful guitar!

    The 'S' in 'ES' stands for Spanish: Gibson's initial electric line up was divided between ES (Electric Spanish) and EH (Electric Hawaiian) models, so by the original nomenclature all Gibsons other than lap steels should be ESs!
     
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    I've wondered about the gap between the ES-5 and the, what, ES-100? Were there any in between?
     
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    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    Oh it hurts reading this thread, but I can't stop.
     
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    I think originally the idea was to simply have the price of the guitar as the model code - so a J35 would retail at $35, an EH100 with a matching amp would retail for $100 and so on. This model didn't seem to last for long, and why they chose to introduce a high end model and call it the ES5 I have no idea. The 335 originally retailed for about $270, and the more ornate 355 was I think a couple of hundred more, so the numbers by that point were pretty arbitary.
     
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    I've often heard the Super 400 was introduced at $400 in 1934, double the next most expensive guitar.

    The US inflation calculator tells me $400 in 1934 is $7000 in 2015. While over on Gibson's web site I see the Super 400 CES is $14,000 MSRP and the top-of-the-line Citation is $22,000. More than keeping up with inflation!
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    here's my two an Epi Sheritan and a Dot Studio, Has any one else noticed the uncovered buckers give a more bluesy tone?
     

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    Dot Deluxe Flame with Stetsbar
     
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    Beautiful! Making me want a walnut 335...
     
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    Yes that's my favorite number 1 and yes its a 50TH Anniversary which I bought new in 2008 .

    Thanks for your kind words .
     
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    Glorious.
     
  13. Texsunburst59

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    That Stestbar looks great on you Dot. That makes that guitar more amazing.

    Very nice setup for sure.
     
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    You have a nice collection of guitars.

    I don't know if you want to start that myth of buckers sounding more bluesy without the covers.

    Others might start believing.
     
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    thank you these are just the EPI's ........I just noticed a difference in the tone, I like 'em both!!
     
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    Stetsbars are super cool trems; the best I have ever used. Some say that they are ugly but I disagree. They have a utilitarian look but really pretty.(to my eyes). Never had an issue keeping it in tune.
     
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    I've got a guitar or two I might want to install a Stetsbar on.

    It's really got me thinking.
     
  18. valiant

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    Got no photos but loving this very much.....got a couple of them Electric Spanish guitars.
    Got Nashville USA Epiphone Riviera in Heritage Cherry and a late Corona USA Guild Starfire
    IV in Sunburst.....also got one of those Spanish Electric guitars from Fender called a 52 Telecaster "Thinskin".
    Would have to win the lottery but would love to get a reissue Gibson ES 330 VOS one day
    but for now the next guitar has to be a 64 Telecaster.
     
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    Sounds like you have a nice bunch of guitars in your collection.

    Too bad you can't show them. :(
     
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    Sheraton that I modded with Grover lockers, tusq nut, Seth lover unpotted set, cts pots, switchcraft jack and switch, roller bridge, and came off with the stopbar in favor of the frequensator
     

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