Members Spike Li Posted June 5, 2010 Members Share Posted June 5, 2010 So I came across one of these unique old gibsons in a guitar store today. (not actual one) I went into the store to try out an explorer studio with minihumbuckers they had, but ended up being really disappointed with the thin/weak sounding bridge (non original, SD) pup. I saw the old silverburst thing and decided to have a go because I was very curious as to what it was having never seen one like it before (its a solidbody 335 shape but smaller... like a 339 I guess). I have to say, I was quite impressed with this things tone. Im considering going back tomorro and maybe getting it, although there are a few things that dont seem right: The neck has been broken/reparied - which the salesman im mediately pointed out, but still... The original tuners have been replaced with the green key kluson style ones, like those on LP studios. Original brass nut has been replaced with a black plastic one. The frets are very worn - not pitted - but quite low. Also, all pictures I have seen of these on the internet while researching them shows them with zebra dirty finger pups and a "TP-6" tailpiece, while this one has a TOM and black pups. These are all minor things, but being an old gibson its not exactly that cheap and was wondering if being non original would give me some bargaining room? Also, does anyone have any experience with/opinions on these? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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