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Most recently Gibson addressed the dilemma with the ES which became the still available CS launched, ironically in terms of the UK market, in at the height of Britpop when sales of the original-style ES and Epiphone semis were at a high point. The ES followed a year later technically still available in the form of the Paul Jackson Jr signature.
Both are downsized semis but, unlike the ES's maple laminate construction, the back is channelled out from solid mahogany and the top from solid maple. It really is that good. Measuring mm Rim depth is virtually identical at just under 44mm 1. It's made in almost exactly the same way: the pressed, lightly arched laminate top and back glued to laminate sides, the gluing area increased by tidily kerfed linings. The ES's masterstroke, its centre block, is retained here too: mainly maple with spruce 'cushions' between the arched top and back.
It's all tidily done and clearly visible through the f-holes, which are unbound, but have the edges - and the otherwise visible laminate layers - nicely disguised with a matt black paint. Finishing can be very variable on modern Gibson guitars. The company still uses nitro-cellulose for all but its start-up models but here, not only is the old-style sunburst perfectly coloured black to deep brown to a golden yellow centre, the single strip edge binding a beautiful nicotine coloured vintage hue but also highly glossed, if not technically as mirror-flat as we've come to expect from other USA brands.
A problem? Not at all. The one-piece quartersawn mahogany neck is left 'natural' probably coloured a deeper brown by the grain filler once the 'bursting over the tidy heel fades away; the head is back-angled 17 degrees and faced in jet black with the classic pearl inlaid, and slightly yellowed, brand logo and crown motif. The tuners suit the vintage vibe: Gibson Deluxe logo'd Kluson-style with slightly too dark and opaque 'tulip' buttons.
The obvious quality continues with the deep purple-tinged brown Indian rosewood fingerboard with quite chunky and tall wire approx 2. This is the result, it seems, of using the computer-controlled Plek machine to level and finish the frets. Gibson is one of the few to add the binding after the 'board is fretted, resulting in a 'nib' of binding at each fret end.
The binding thickness is greater than on a vintage model so this method not only reduces the playable width of the 'board but those nibs can come away from the fret and you can find the high E falls into the gap. But not here - the nibs are dressed away and while that doesn't alter the slightly narrower width, it feels fine. The second is "a heftier '59 neck profile".
It's the latter we have here: in depth it's 23mm at the first, The hardware and electrics are what you'd expect. Two covered '57 Classic humbuckers are the pickups of choice, and the control layout is the same as an ES except the output jack is side-mounted, which will be a plus point for many players.
Gibson advertises, however, that: "the also sports Gibson's new Memphis Tone Circuit, which preserves the guitar's high frequencies no matter where you adjust the volume control. Elsewhere Gibson confirms that this grandly titled circuit simply replaces the standard k ohm linear taper volume pots for "k audio taper pots that preserve the high-end as you turn down the volume.
Strapped on the ES certainly feels less bulky, more 'solidbody' if you like, and more manageable than a The cutaways are a little tight, perhaps, so this may not really be the guitar you'd want if you spend all night up the dusty end. For most of us, however, that's not an issue. Unfortunately I sold it when I was in college at Purdue around It was cherry in color and had a unique double pearl inlay neck with gold hardware.
Ever heard of such a combination in a ? It has been converted to a right handed. Will this devalue it and if so how significantly. I own a Framus BL 15, built in the early 70s. Any ideas? I played and still have a ES I bought new in late or early with a serial of It has the block neck and not the dot one. I cant seam to find any info on that serial number? Can you help?
I have two ES clones that I made myself. One has a laminated top and the other a carved top. Both appointed with the best electronics Creamtone and aged hardware all period correct. Used my own PAF reproduction wound humbuckers that were produced on a replica slug style Gibson winder. Love the sound and the look. Both finished in cherry with flame maple tops and mahogany back and neck. So made them myself. Was trained as a luthier and worked with a master builder for 15 years. When I pick up any of them they make me play quite differently than on a solidbody.
The first thing I did with all was to internally reinforce the upper horn and move the strap button there, replacing the buttons with strap locks. They balance and hang better over my beer gut that way than with the button on the neck joint. I like the jack socket on a plate fixed to the side Epiphone, Washburn, Ibanez rather than having a jack plug and cable hanging out the front like a genuine ES, so I reinforced the inner side of the Vintage and moved the socket to a side mounted plate.
I prefer my toggle switch in the Les Paul location Washburn , so I moved it to the upper horn on my other semi-acoustics. The plastic button Klusons as fitted to the Epiphone and Vintage bend or break with the slightest knock, so I replaced them with quaility metal tulip headed tuners.
All years mentioned except when all the changes mentioned as 62 — according to many other sources, were actually made. My may have actually been built in late 62 and has all those changes but carries ser. I bought it new in mid , BTW. I gave my son my ES that has two toggle switches, one two position, one three position. It has a walnut finish. Contact Gibson themselves? I just order my first es lefthy, if i am lucky i shoud haved by the end of the year.
What do you think about the price? It was super dirty and had no strings. Plugged it into an amp and knocked on the pickups which seemed to work. Took it home, detailed it, put strings on it and it plays great. It a cherry color and actually looks nice. The pickups sounded dark. I ended up modding the pickups by adding an alnico 5 magnet and it sounds pretty decent. Stays in tune pretty well too. I also sanded the lacquer off the back off neck and it feels wonderful.
Will probably sand off the rest of the body and give it more of a worn satin look. Hello Dirk, thank you very much for all the work you do. May i add that Tokai has and still build ES copies. Price was Euro new in Germany. I have a ? ES Dot made in the custom shop in Nashville from what I can gather second owner. Wonderful duitar. Plays wonderfully, built wonderfully. Darker sound than a I am considering pick ups, pots, etc. Have not decided on the brands. So many! Bought mine in I play a clone, an Ibanez AS In my opinion it is excellent except for the pickups which I have swapped fo Gibson 57 classics.
I love it for jazz and blues especially. Loved it ever since. I have had two ESs and both were great. The brass added some weight, but also supposedly added sustain. My 77 with the tap switch is beyond classic…enormous part of my life. Had it almost 40 years. Stolen and recovered along with my 65 black face fender deluxe reverb.
Long story. I wrote a song about it and played it for the old guy working at the original Gibson plant in Kalamazoo now run by heritage. Going there was my Disney world. That guitar is dripping in tone, plays like butter, and works great for all styles of music. That was my first love.
Since many years I am playing a LC and I am very happy with this guitar. A very big difference in sounds of course depend on the strings you use. Unfortunately it is a little difficult to change strings from song to song…. Had my es dot from new. Bought in Natural maple. Love it. Does everything!! Will never part with it. Means the world to me. I have a with P90s, that I got new from Guitar Center in What can you tell me about this guitar. But since it is undocumented it is not authenticated.
I have just bought a Gibson ES in cherry red and dot fingerboard inoriginal case. The serial number suggests it was made in What would be a ball park value of a guitar such as this? This was my first guitar and its held up well. People with more experience than I have played mine and were complimentary. Just a thought for those on a budget… :. I wanted one for years and finally bought this in More recently I have also acquired a Epiphone Riviera 12 which is the best 12 string I ever played.
Hi Homer, it was probably made in Memphis, Tennessee. Your gear rundown is always welcome, but where are your lessons these days? I would gladly pay a monthly premium for them. Your email address will not be published. Semi-hollow body Maple plywood with a solid maple block down the center Double cutaway. Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Scroll to Top.