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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratoman10, May 13, 2018.

  1. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    I was all set to return my 339 yesterday. I got it a week and a half ago. It was supposed to be a 2016-17 with the dual volume/tone controls. But it's a 2014. Not exactly what I was expecting. My local store got it from another store in Texas so it was a bit of an effort to get in the first place. Not sure how things got goofy but it's a really nice guitar I cased it up for a few days but pulled it out for one last shot Friday night and really liked it all over again .Saw a newer one the GC site but turned out it was chewed up.

    Which got me to thinking that even though this one wasn't exactly what I was expecting it's a really sweet guitar. Not a scratch on it, plays great, feels great, fit and finish are top notch. I'd really like the dual controls but if that's the only thing I can live with it. I decided why take the chance of trying to order a newer one all over again and find it not being as nice as this, sending it back, etc. If later down the line I decide the lack of dual controls bothers me that much I'll deal with it then .I don't ride the controls too awfully much anyway, it's really more of a visual thing for me

    So here's the guitar in question, a 2014 Gibson 339 Studio. A step up to the standard would have been nice but this saved me enough to get a new amp. There will be a NAD post soon. Incoming Peavey Mini Classic 20 head to match the cab I just got


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  2. Bcorig

    Bcorig Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    67
    60
    Feb 17, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    The guy to the immediate right of the guitar in your picture is telling you that your store should be willing to make you whole in trade or lucre after mishandling the deal by coming up with a Studio instead of the Standard. It might explain why you got such a good price. Elvis Costello: “Accidents will happen.”
    It’s a beautiful guitar and I really like the simplicity of the single volume, tone controls - very clean looking. If you can say the same for the tone, keep it and get something out of your local guitar shop.
    “One man’s opinion-without tears”: Lt. Howard Hunter
     

  3. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va


    I knew it was going to be a Studio, that's what I wanted so I could get a new amp head also. It was just volume/tone configuration and the fact that it's a 14, not the 16 or 17 I was expecting. My local shop would have taken it back. I've been dealing with them forever. They were a Gibson dealer up til maybe a year or so ago but they finally couldn't keep dealing with all crap Gibson puts dealers through. So they called around and found this in TX, we're in Va. It was supposed to have been newer but signals got crossed somewhere. So here we are. Shoot, a new 2018 is north of 3K now. I'm good with this one
     
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  4. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

    It's very pretty. If it plays to your liking, then that's more better. The electronics can be made to be whatever you want them to be.

    I would suggest that if and when that time should come, get back to us...the wiring harness can be....
    Interesting.

    Nice guitar.
     
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  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    740
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sharpsburg ,Ga.
    If you're diggin it ,then rock on with it !
     
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  6. perttime

    perttime Strat-Talker

    424
    May 4, 2015
    Finland
    Sounds right too?

    It is not my color, and I wonder what it would take to get the volume knob where the switch is now.... :)
    I don't really care for lots of knobs but prefer the volume to be within easy reach.
     
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  7. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va




    Volume is in front. On my Gibbys I prefer separate volume and tone for each pickup
     

  8. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    A great guitar is a great guitar.
    I think you already fall in love with the way it feels, plays and sounds.
    That is what matters. You will get used to the look. I like it even better having just the two knobs instead of the 4 knobs.
    It is not a bigass guitar as the 335 and it makes it easier on stage. Well, I never use any tone knobs but that´s me.
    Keep the good ones.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  9. nungesser

    nungesser It's so very lonely you're two thousnand light yrs Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Ireland
    gorgeous guitar! hell you'll have all the knobs you need on the face of your new amp head :cool:
     
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  10. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    ...
    Please do a write up on that new Peavey head...
    Was going to get one a couple years back...
     
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  11. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    With any luck I'll have it by Friday
     
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  12. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va



    This one plays fantastic. Neck size is great a little bigger than my Fenders but smaller than my SG. it has an interesting contour. And the frets are about vintage Fender sized. Not like the railroad ties on my SG
     
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  13. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va


    I'm digging it. After I left GC to check on the one I saw online I got that little voice in my head that told me, " you've got this one already, theres absolutely nothing wrong with it. It must have been meant to be " That was that, mind made up
     

  14. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    I am actually redoing one of mine. A black walnut Tele style body with control routing in back. Caused a bit of wood working to happen in order to hide the two extra holes. It had an LP harness/two five wire humbuckers and four controls. With which I could never quite bond.

    Tested out a new wiring setup and decided I liked it enough to go through the entire process of refinishing the body. Always making work for myself I guess. hope you end up loving whichever you end up with. :)
     
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  15. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    If you paid for something, they owe you the difference.
     

  16. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

    Then it's a keeper.

    I've a similar dilemma, kinda sorta...
    After receiving a new speaker for my DR yesterday, I did one last cursory search and discovered one that I originally wanted was indeed available... at twice the price.

    Now then, what to do...return the one I just received and pay a fee because it isn't defective (Amazon) and buy the other at twice the price, or be satisfied with what I have?

    Decisions decisions.

    Well... I did the third option. Bought both. Spouse is gonna kill me. I hope it's quick.
     
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  17. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va


    Yeah, sometimes you just gotta take the pain :oops:
     
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  18. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee

  19. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va


    For what I paid it's all good. It's still in the fair range. And I've been dealing with them for years so it's not like they were trying to put something up my nether regions.
     
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  20. mutato

    mutato Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 10, 2007
    RI
    I vote keep it. Beautiful guitar and that simpler tone volume controls will make it easier playing live if you do. I have an ES335 and I find it’s a little too giddy when dialing in two volumes for rythym and leads.
     
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