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bwillard

Member Since 10 Apr 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 08 2018 06:21 PM

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NGD

02 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

So my wife bought me an ES-335 for Christmas (best wife ever!)  The problem is, I already have an ES-335.  With her permission, I traded it in for this - an ES-339 Limited Edition Figured in Denim:

 

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It has a REALLY nice top:

 

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And a green neck:

 

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The inspection card, Certificate of Authenticity, and serial number all say that it is a 2017.  It has Made in 2018 stamped on the head stock.  I don't care, I LOVE this guitar!

 

Ben


NUGD

13 October 2017 - 07:42 PM

I've had this one for a week or two, but it took me some time to get my hands on the original knobs.  Here is my new (to me) 2006 BFG:

 

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There is a lot of debate about the meaning of BFG but I believe that it stands for Barely Finished Guitar.  Some of the other names that have been floated around are not suitable for family forums. :)  It has a P-90 in the neck and a Burstbucker 3 in the bridge.  It didn't come with a truss rod cover or pickup rings.  The top isn't sanded so it has a 3D feel to it.  When I bought it the original knobs were missing.  Thanks to the internet and a kind fellow in Denver I now have the correct knobs.  I added the custom poker chip because the kill switch was floating around in the hole.

 

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The head stock isn't finished either.

 

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It's got a really cool vibe.  I love the neck P-90 pickup.  It sounds perfect.  I do have to angle my guitar in relationship to my amp to get rid of the 60 cycle hum.  If you keep your eyes open, you can find some really cool used guitars!

 

Ben


NGD

19 June 2017 - 10:15 PM

​Yes, ANOTHER new guitar day.  Here is my 2017 Ocean Water Green Classic:

 

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Here is a close up:

Ocean%20Water%20Green%20Classic%20Closeu

 

Even the back is green:

 

Ocean%20Water%20Green%20Classic%20Back.j

 

It came with one of the cool aluminum cases too!

 

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This one plays like a dream!  This is my first Gibson with the fast access heel and I really like it.  They've improved the GForce tuning system too.  It's much quicker.  It is the high performance model that no one seems to be stocking.  I've been looking for one for a while and finally landed it!

 

Ben


NRD

22 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

​I finally found it - a rack to hold most of my collection!  It's a New Rack Day! :

 

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My music room seems SO much bigger without all of the cases on the floor!

 

Ben


NUGD!

06 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

Another New Used Guitar Day for me.  Here is my 2003 ES-137 Classic in Blues Burst:

 

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It has a cool "C" inlay at the 12th fret:

 

ES-137%20Closeup.jpg

 

The back is almost as pretty as the front:

 

ES-137%20Back.jpg

 

It has a one-piece flamed maple back:

 

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It is a GREAT player.  The only thing that throws me off a little is the inlay at the 12th fret.  I'm getting used to it, however.  I spent all weekend polishing and playing it.  The case isn't in great shape, however.  I'm finding that the cases for ES-135 and ES-137 are rarer then hen's teeth.

 

Ben