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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Texsunburst59, Feb 14, 2016.
That's a beautiful Casino GT. Love the color and vintage vibe.
I agree. 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!
I've wondered about the gap between the ES-5 and the, what, ES-100? Were there any in between?
Oh it hurts reading this thread, but I can't stop.
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.
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!
here's my two an Epi Sheritan and a Dot Studio, Has any one else noticed the uncovered buckers give a more bluesy tone?
Dot Deluxe Flame with Stetsbar
Beautiful! Making me want a walnut 335...
Yes that's my favorite number 1 and yes its a 50TH Anniversary which I bought new in 2008 .
Thanks for your kind words .
That Stestbar looks great on you Dot. That makes that guitar more amazing.
Very nice setup for sure.
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.
thank you these are just the EPI's ........I just noticed a difference in the tone, I like 'em both!!
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.
I've got a guitar or two I might want to install a Stetsbar on.
It's really got me thinking.
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.
Sounds like you have a nice bunch of guitars in your collection.
Too bad you can't show them.
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