new guitar!

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So I pulled the trigger.

It's basically a no-frills version of the ES-335 -- one tone knob, one volume knob, '57 classic and super classic humbuckers. The cosmetic stuff is toned down (dot inlays etc.) but I kind of like the simple look of it. Wider than average neck but I think I also like that since my fingers are a bit fat and clumsy -- I feel like I don't make as many mistakes on it. Didn't have time to do a proper setup so I'm going to get that done today and then spend a week or two with it to see if I wanna keep it for sure.

At first I thought the wine-red was too "wedding band" or something but now I think it's subtle enough to work in many settings.

There were other interesting options if I wanted to risk ordering through reverb or ebay or whatever, but I really hate buying a guitar without playing it, so I was limited to guitar stores.

I tried out a cool Hofner Verythin that I was tempted on, but the electronics/switches were just too awkward and complicated. Good sounding guitar but I'd rather have the simplicity and reliability of the gibson.

It looks like this:

https://images.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015-Memphis/ES-335-Studio/ESSD15WRNH1_MAIN_HERO_01.jpg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:49 (four years ago) link

Wine red is one of the best gibson finishes, imo! Congratulations.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:53 (four years ago) link

Veddy nice

calstars, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:05 (four years ago) link

Now someone help me choose a strap that looks nice with it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:13 (four years ago) link

semi hollowbodies are the best

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:19 (four years ago) link

Yeah, you hit that open A, you can go have a bite and come back, you’ll still be hearing it

calstars, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:21 (four years ago) link

^^^ my strap suggestion

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:07 (four years ago) link

Beautiful, ma!

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:21 (four years ago) link

err, that was an abbrev for man alive

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:22 (four years ago) link

Haven't had a real bass in close to a decade and recently splurged on this beauty:
https://images.equipboard.com/uploads/item/image/73571/airline-map-tenor-xl.jpg?v=1552058062

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:33 (four years ago) link

wow, that's a beaut

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:20 (four years ago) link

xp I don't like cats but I do like those straps -- I may order a different one

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:20 (four years ago) link

The vegan leather is really nice, I like it more than the real leather strap I have.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:39 (four years ago) link

For cloth, Original Fuzz straps are nice.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:39 (four years ago) link

I love the ES-335 so fucking much. I finally played it with a band last night. It feels so good and easy to play, and it's like my playing actually finally sounds the way it does in my head.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:03 (four years ago) link


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