Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

14781494

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    $1800 is a reasonable price as long as the fretwork is acurate. As long as the nut is cut right.As long as the saddles are cut properly.

    But in my 25yrs as a luthier I have never seen one done right. Hopefully this guitar is plekked. It can cut the nut/saddles & dress the frets acurately. Throw in a Ebony fretboard & a lot of players will crawl out of the wood work for one.
    Luthier Aholic

    Comment


    • #47
      i love this guitar. the 30/60 neck is very comfy. great tones all around. the smaller body is better for a fat man sitting down too. it's a good thing they done.

      Comment


      • #48
        Thanks for the review - very nice looking guitar!
        PM ME IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE I CAN GET KAHLER FLYER PARTS, CAM TREM ARMS AND STRING LOCKS IN AUSTRALIA

        Comment


        • #49
          I'd certainly love to get my hands on this for an extended period of time, but I wonder if it can coax me away from picking up a similarly priced Heritage? That might be a bit of an unfair comparison to make these days, though.
          Great Deals with:
          Daveydude, themeanreds, akeido, chuckmoose, stuey222, Islandamp, thewizardsofhop, rockapede, StopReferencing, sschultz242, wesleyryanlynch, recto-robbie, Philly Fuzz, -Anti-, barryj61, drawdeep, Scotts914ce, heartben, anti-flag193, Iamtehcure, cmog, pedmands, facingfailure, itkindaworks, bhsbhswarp, LWatford-2, Leftside, surfn748, MoreBeer, tinypants, forayear, DonaldDemon, the.bjorndahl, Insubordination

          Comment


          • #50






            Quote Originally Posted by DrG
            View Post

            $1800 is a reasonable price as long as the fretwork is acurate. As long as the nut is cut right.As long as the saddles are cut properly.

            But in my 25yrs as a luthier I have never seen one done right. Hopefully this guitar is plekked. It can cut the nut/saddles & dress the frets acurately. Throw in a Ebony fretboard & a lot of players will crawl out of the wood work for one.




            I own a 339 . I can answer one of your questions for sure.



            No, the bridge saddles didnt match the neck radius. I had to have someone who knows what he is doing do it for me.



            He said the fretwork was off and I think so. The neck has a slight dead spot from like fret 10 to 17 ,in between those frets some places sound good and some dont ,specially on the high E and B.



            A clean note can be had with no fretnoise anywhere in this deadzone but you have to pick very soft,as soon as you hit it hard you hear the deadness.



            I find myself purposely taking it easy where I know the dead spots are.



            I know all this sounds bad but all thing considered it does sound really good.

            I mean it IS perfect to fret 10 and just good to fair above that. The sound of the guitar is very fat and juicy and makes my mouth water. I mean I really cant believe how good it sounds sometimes.

            Comment


            • #51
              i have owned 4 gibsons; 1 '81 lp std ; 1 '78 lp cust. silv.brst; 1 '68? sg spcl w/p90; 1 ''40's?charlie christian type es125 i think. i have tried to fall in love with the post '85 gibs. i WANT TO!!!! but there is some THING that is just gone. the fact that this guitar(es339)has binding over the fret ends is very enticing. i miss that. all bound neck gibs used to be like that and i think that is something they have forsaken that has cost them dearly in my opinion. but even the guitars that have the binding wrap now days (that i have played) seem to have a cheaper and thinner, less pronounced "smoothness" to the fret ends that the old ones had. i know times have changed. i am going to give the 339 a chance. i have been playing a fender for almost 8 years now and to be honest i miss the gibson scale length.



              this review just gave me the go ahead to try one so if i buy it, and i will let the fat cats know you sent me, they need to compensate you with at least a few sets of strings Jon.

              Comment


              • #52






                Quote Originally Posted by ToneSage
                View Post

                this review just gave me the go ahead to try one so if i buy it, and i will let the fat cats know you sent me, they need to compensate you with at least a few sets of strings Jon.




                Thanks. I can always use strings. I go through them like potato chips.
                Jon Chappell
                Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jon_chappell
                Check out my website: http://jonchappell.com

                Comment


                • #53
                  I owned a 1960 Gibson 335 for 36 years. It was my only guitar. I loved hollow body. I always knew subliminally that the guitar was overly large, but I never really complained to my conscious mind.



                  I got a solid body bug finally, traded my 335 for a Les Paul, kept it 4 months and had to go back to a hollow. I chose the 339. I've had it for about 6 months now, and I realize it is the right guitar for me. It oddly has much the same sustain or 'power of notes' that an LP does, but of course it has the hollow body 'bloom' of a 335.



                  I am a slender neck freak. My 1960 335 was like a flat toothpick. But I bought the larger 50's neck in the 339. I think it's partly responsible for the sheer power of the notes. At the same time, I have some getting used to on the larger size.



                  I give thumbs up to the 339. It's might be the finest crafted guitar I've ever had.



                  If I had $100,000 with which to buy a guitar, I would keep the one I have. I'm that satisfied. (I felt the same about my 335 too )
                  All ad-lib guitar to think to

                  Comment


                  • #54






                    Quote Originally Posted by axuality
                    View Post

                    It oddly has much the same sustain or 'power of notes' that an LP does, but of course it has the hollow body 'bloom' of a 335.




                    Well said, sir! My "sediments" exactly.
                    Jon Chappell
                    Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jon_chappell
                    Check out my website: http://jonchappell.com

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      My blues and rhythm friends liked the ’59, describing it as “more organic.” My rock and lead friend preferred the 30/60 for its fast feel and for its ease of playing widely spread intervals and full-fingered chords. Both guitars ring out wonderfully on the acoustic side, and don’t sound appreciably different for their respective neck choices.

                      Comment


                      • #56






                        Quote Originally Posted by firestone
                        View Post

                        My blues and rhythm friends liked the ’59, describing it as “more organic.” My rock and lead friend preferred the 30/60 for its fast feel and for its ease of playing widely spread intervals and full-fingered chords. Both guitars ring out wonderfully on the acoustic side, and don’t sound appreciably different for their respective neck choices.






                        And this is my quote from earlier in the review, which you can read in its entirety in #2.



                        Please give attribution when quoting!
                        Jon Chappell
                        Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jon_chappell
                        Check out my website: http://jonchappell.com

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          I tried a 339 out one day and thought it seemed kinda cheap for the money. But now I've got gas for a Collings I-35 so the Gibson seems like a bargain. Haven't tried the Collings yet but I'm expecting to be amazed. Better not disappoint.
                          -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          "Faith ruled the Dark Ages."

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            I tried a 339 and it didn't do it for me. I ended up purchasing an Epiphone 65Casino Elitist. This guitar is amazing. One of the best sounding and playing hollow-bodys I ever owned. I got it used and in mint condition for $900.



                            Comment


                            • #59
                              [QUOTE=steve350;37618951]I tried a 339 and it didn't do it for me. I ended up purchasing an Epiphone 65Casino Elitist. This guitar is amazing. One of the best sounding and playing hollow-bodys I ever owned. I got it used and in mint condition for $900.



                              I'm familiar with the Elitist 65 Casino. A good guitar, but not in the same class as the 339. And it's a used Epi, not a new Gibby. Totally different animal.
                              Jon Chappell
                              Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jon_chappell
                              Check out my website: http://jonchappell.com

                              Comment


                              • #60
                                [QUOTE=Jon Chappell;37621698]






                                Quote Originally Posted by steve350
                                View Post

                                I tried a 339 and it didn't do it for me. I ended up purchasing an Epiphone 65Casino Elitist. This guitar is amazing. One of the best sounding and playing hollow-bodys I ever owned. I got it used and in mint condition for $900.



                                I'm familiar with the Elitist 65 Casino. A good guitar, but not in the same class as the 339. And it's a used Epi, not a new Gibby. Totally different animal.




                                hey man, to each his own. ive played some epi's that were every bit as good as gibson counterparts.
                                Formerly known as Spoonie G.







                                http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7874/spoileri.jpg

                                Comment













                                Working...
                                X