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NGD - Gibson Custom Shop ES 339

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by carver, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter


    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.
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  2. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    Very nice!!!!!!!!!!! Looks a beauty too! Enjoy this one mate! :D

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  3. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    What a lovely, classically, timeless look. I like that raunchy tones can be produced from what looks like a tame machine.
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  4. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

    WOW! Major congrats!
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  5. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Congrats and enjoy!
    My wife loves it - she is crazy for those Gibson red half acoustic guitars.

    Life is good,
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  6. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    Congrats Carver
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  7. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    So nice. I'm jealous!
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  8. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    lovely! congratulations!
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  9. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody

  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
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  11. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    The thread title gave me anticipatory GAS.

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  12. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Whoa...nice! Would love to hear that beast with those VH pickups through your Peavey \m/
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  13. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Awesome to have friends like that! Enjoy it buddy!
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  14. Bladesg

    Bladesg Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 31, 2013
    Beautiful! Congrats & enjoy
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  15. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    That. Is. Awesome.
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  16. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    That looks gorgeous.

    Red is the best colour for Gibson ES's IMO.

    Enjoy it. :thumb:
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  17. Elvis v

    Elvis v Strat-Talker

    Apr 11, 2017
    My place.

  18. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    HNGD !!!

    A gift like that means you've likely found a rare-type-of friend.

    Good times ahead, the guitar is just a bonus...A very, very cool bonus.

    Enjoy man,

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