Well... I have a really talented friend that seems to treat me better than anyone has ever treated me. why? I dont know... but hey, we have a two way street.. I give him things, he gives me things.... In this case he has given me a Gibson Custom Shop ES 339 to either borrow for ever, or to buy for a great price. I will be buying this from him... its incredible. Its a custom shop ES 339 made in Memphis. The pickups have been changed to a set of Bareknuckle VHii that I actually gave him... so thats kinda funny... the original 57s were also included. What a nice guitar.. what a great instantly recognizable tone... touch sensitivity is way different than I am used too, but its a welcome change and also something that I kinda enjoy. It purrs, and it screams. It seems to love the 5E3 circuit.. like really shines... but it also sounds great through the mesas, orange and the 5150, but still the 5E3 and this guitar seems like they were meant for each other. I will be busy for a while.