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Title: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on August 31, 2017, 01:47:55 PM
I tried not to buy it, but when a reduced floor model added a 15% discount, I caved. I'd been eyeballing a blemished gold one at MF for a while, but I really wanted a sunburst. Chicago Music Exchange had one marked down, I called to get a better description this morning. Told him to box it up............. This is the first short scale Les Paul Bass that Gibson has produced since the Hobit was discontinued. Plus it is light! I hope it balances well. Has anybody test driven one of these? I should have it possibly Tuesday. I bought this one for $2,035.00.

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-serial-13226722-floor-model



http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/ES-Les-Paul-Bass.aspx
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: tore00 on August 31, 2017, 02:05:29 PM
What a beauty. I really love to try one of these but never found one
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on August 31, 2017, 02:28:52 PM
I've never tried one either, taking a gamble.............
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Pilgrim on August 31, 2017, 03:37:15 PM
Hope it works great for you!  Too pricey for me.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on August 31, 2017, 04:47:10 PM
I thought it would be too pricey for me also. I retired last January an assumed I'd have to find a cure to my GAS problem. Looks like I had a relapse. The main thought is having a light short scale Les Paul bass that I should be able to play for years to come. Also, not many Gibson basses have all of the features that their six string brothers have. Not that it will make it play any better. It might be a Hobit II.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: 66Atlas on August 31, 2017, 04:54:48 PM
Im still in love with the gold top version, But both are pretty-congrats!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: clankenstein on August 31, 2017, 07:05:25 PM
Looks very good! Let us know how it sounds.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on August 31, 2017, 09:39:17 PM
That's a nice 'burst. Congrats.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: uwe on September 01, 2017, 04:32:18 AM
Those are nice. About as high quality as you can get with a short scale.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: 4stringer77 on September 01, 2017, 06:28:43 AM
Congrats and enjoy it, just please don't play any Britney Spears songs on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgJO1vGdizU
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: gearHed289 on September 01, 2017, 07:18:58 AM
Cool and beautiful bass. Congrats!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 01, 2017, 02:04:06 PM
Thanks, I'm anxious to get my hands on it. It arrived in Minneapolis at 9:19 this morning, likely about 15 miles from my house. I'll have to wait until around 5:00 on Tuesday afternoon before it gets delivered. Torture! Be patient old man!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: westen44 on September 01, 2017, 06:51:23 PM
Reminds me of the Jack Bruce & Robin Trower "Seven Moons" concert when Jack concludes by saying "thanks for putting up with us old men."
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: veebass on September 02, 2017, 02:17:32 AM
Conratulations, the burst is beautiful.
Look forward to pics of your bass when it arrives.

I understand, I made a snap purchase last week and bought this.
I couldn't resist. It is mint, local and well priced. I gigged it last night and it is very nice (in a steam roller sort of a way).
2012 LP OSB.

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21167593_1451212731583263_1882730978043610184_o.jpg?oh=256787ba84bc9e5cbc51da443783c4bf&oe=5A5BFA13)

It changes colour under stage lights- it shocked our singer so much she took her phone out and snapped a few pics mid song!

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21151707_1649611101735878_8785945806157086044_n.jpg?oh=c5d716136b1bc4dde2df7a7e60ace156&oe=5A5D1CD5)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21231609_1649609388402716_7169519105345516551_n.jpg?oh=ef817b9e1f3220390b8500c079ab5ccd&oe=5A1AE4C2)

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 02, 2017, 05:24:22 AM
Congrats on your bass! Great find! I bought the exact same bass when it first came out, mine is a 2011. They only produced 400 of the first batch with the smaller headstock & only one third of them were gold. Its a bit heavy, but a great bass. Owning that bass is why I opted to buy the sunburst this time around, or I would have bought the gold version of the ES Les Paul most likely. The hardware on these two basses look pretty much identical. The pickups look the same but are said to be different on the Memphis version. Time will tell. Enjoy your new bass!

Mine is pictured next to my '69 LP Deluxe I bought 44 years ago.

(https://i.imgur.com/ErIUJwg.jpg)
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: BeeTL on September 02, 2017, 07:22:57 PM
That's a beautiful bass.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 03, 2017, 01:45:12 PM
Thanks!

The bass wasn't suppose to be delivered until Tuesday Sept 5th. My wife & I went up north for two days. Just got home, a note from UPS was on the door, they tried to deliver it Saturday but no one was home........................... BUMMER!!! I didn't think they would try or I would have stayed home! They usually don't deliver on Saturdays, must have been because of the holiday weekend. Who woulda thought?
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: veebass on September 05, 2017, 01:16:26 PM
So........ has it arrived?
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 05, 2017, 05:26:39 PM
It showed up a little after 2:00, right in the middle of a practice. I gave it about a three hour workout & am quite impressed. It's super light, (at least compared to what I am used to). The neck is chunkier than the Hobits but comfortable to play. It's been years since I played a bass with flat wounds, but they really work on this bass. I put Schaller Strap Locks on all of my guitars, so I didn't have a strap to try it with, that's coming tomorrow. I'll get a better idea how well it balances out then. It was a bit more spendy  than most basses I've bought, but the quality really seems to be there. Worth every penny! (even though it was discounted over 30%). It was even easy to get that good Gibson Bass thump!

Here is the official Leg Lamp pic................

(https://i.imgur.com/KytKO68.jpg)
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on September 05, 2017, 07:11:41 PM
Nice. And the bass ain't bad either.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: veebass on September 05, 2017, 11:24:42 PM
Beutiful!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: 66Atlas on September 06, 2017, 07:58:38 AM
This seems appropriate...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gId6nrMDmUU

Those have to be so light I feel like I would forget the bass was there!  Bet it would be great for one of those 3 set nights.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: 4stringer77 on September 06, 2017, 11:18:14 AM
That burst is very attractive. After your initial impressions would you say those pickups are distinctly different from the ones in your Les Paul oversize gold top? Perhaps more articulate without getting as overdriven at high volume?
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 06, 2017, 12:19:55 PM
The bass feels featherweight. It is listed as being 6lbs 14ozs. It feels lighter than that. It balances perfectly with a strap. The Hipshot Ultralight tuners are apparently the reason why. I was wondering what the center block was made of. The ES-335 & the Les Paul Signature look to have a maple center block, or at least a white colored wood. This one is mahogany like a Les Paul body. The pickups seem smoother & a bit lower than the pickups on the Les Paul Oversized Bass. I'm sure that the short scale is a factor in the sound also. I'm liking the flat wounds better than I thought I would. Lastly & most important, the sunburst color matches the Leg Lamp perfectly!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: BeeTL on September 06, 2017, 12:24:47 PM
Fra-JEE-lay? Must be Italian.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on September 06, 2017, 02:13:33 PM
If the center block looks like mahogany, it could be Spanish cedar.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 06, 2017, 02:21:54 PM
The color reminds me of a sixties Vox bass I recall, I believe that was Italian also............

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vox-Vintage-V272-Sidewinder-VI-4-String-Bass-Electric-Guitar-All-Original-w-Case-/201871848356?epid=715183095&hash=item2f007ff3a4:g:rh0AAOSwLsBZSpyW

A Spanish cedar block could be lighter, but I think it's mahogany.......

"21. New for 2014 is the Gibson ES-Les Paul, a unique hybrid of two classic Gibson designs. Just a few features include ES-style laminated maple tops, semi-acoustic construction (including a mahogany central block and f-holes) with Les Paul-style shapes and appointments. Learn more about the Gibson ES-Les Paul."
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Basvarken on September 07, 2017, 02:04:35 AM
Congrats! Fits well between all the other Les Pauls  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Highlander on September 07, 2017, 02:10:06 PM
Nice to get the leg in the shot...
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 07, 2017, 04:52:42 PM
The leg spends most of the year there. It goes upstairs from Black Friday till shortly after New Years Day. By Feb 1st, I start hearing threats that it could meet the same demise as the one in the movie.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Pilgrim on September 08, 2017, 08:41:07 AM
The leg spends most of the year there. It goes upstairs from Black Friday till shortly after New Years Day. By Feb 1st, I start hearing threats that it could meet the same demise as the one in the movie.

No appreciation of artistiwockle objects, as Pogo would say. (http://www.okeswamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/pogo-possum.gif)

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on September 08, 2017, 08:05:51 PM
I'll add a comparison pic of it next to the Les Paul Oversized Bass.............

(https://i.imgur.com/dWkkFKK.jpg)
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on September 08, 2017, 10:56:04 PM
Dr. Evil and Mini Me?  ;)
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 04, 2017, 07:18:21 AM
Just noticed another one that is much cheaper. If they offer 15% off like they did on mine, it would be $1,041. Great bass & even better at that price...........


https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-floor-model

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: doombass on October 04, 2017, 09:37:31 AM
They did have a make-an-offer-button after you posted but now it's sold.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 04, 2017, 09:55:57 AM
That was quick! They also post these on Reverb, that's where they run the 15% off specials. I always thought you could offer them 15% less on the "Make an Offer" button & it would be within their profit margin. I bought mine over the phone, they honored the 15% offered on Reverb.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 04, 2017, 11:39:32 AM
It was me. I made an offer, they emailed a counter which I accepted.

Actually, it wasn't me. They called me back and said someone on reverb.com paid before me, but he said they had more coming.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 04, 2017, 11:42:40 AM
Not that I needed another bass having recently received the Jack Casady 20th Anniversary bass. I need to start selling some I'm running out of space.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 04, 2017, 02:38:39 PM
It's a great bass, I paid just over $2,000.00 for mine & thought I got a great deal. MF & most other places sell it for at or above $3,000.00. I don't see how they can sell it for around $1,200.00, it looks to be the same bass. The only thing I don't see listed in the spec is the Adirondack Spruce Bracing. I would have taken one with normal bracing for an $800.00 discount!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 04, 2017, 10:36:36 PM
Here's why the one at CME is such a good deal: it has to do with the "floor model" designation. Gibson overproduces, CME goes to Nashville with checkbook ready and buys a shitload of guitars at much lower than the usual wholesale. The catch is that they can't sell them as new, and there's no factory warranty (CME warrants them for one year).

I found this out when a friend asked me what I thought of a particular 2016 LP variant they had listed as a floor model. Gibson's site had the street price at about twice CME's price, so I called to ask how damaged it was to be priced so low. Turns out that they had never actually had this model on their floor, they had six in stock at the time, all new in box, all bought at a deep discount from Gibson. The salesman said about 90% of what they list as floor models are actually new.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 05, 2017, 04:29:48 AM
A new one sold for $2,867.00. Mine was listed at $2,395.00, I bought it at $2,035.00. They apparently sold a couple at $1,225.00 or less. That's quite a difference in price. All of the floor models have a "Make an Offer" option, the new ones do not. Mine had a small mark on it, described by them as the size of a small fingernail. It took me a long time to even find it. I've bought 2 near new guitars from CME since the new owners took over, (my Firebird & this one), They've been great to work with. They have sold a pile of these since I've been watching, the other venders still seem to have most of their stock that they listed a month ago. They are 2015 & 2016 models, the 2018's are being rolled out. The list price for the bass is $4,704.00. The price has been dropped recently to $2,999.00 by most venders. They are slow sellers. Like Uwe said, I think it's one of the highest quality short scale basses I've ever played or owned. I was thrilled to get one at just over $2,000.00. I might of had to change my shorts if I had gotten one for just over a grand.................
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 05, 2017, 08:57:31 PM
My guess is that they got a few more at an even lower price from Gibson after you bought yours.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 08, 2017, 05:56:22 AM
Another great deal..................

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Gibson-Memphis-ES-Les-Paul-Bass-Faded-Dark-Burst-Unplayed-/282683901255?hash=item41d1460547:g:lN0AAOSwsm1Z18F3
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 20, 2017, 06:23:46 AM
Looks like they did get another reduced one in............... Great price & "Make an offer" option!

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-floor-model
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 20, 2017, 08:46:57 AM
They got at least two. I paid for mine yesterday.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 20, 2017, 09:49:20 AM
They got at least two. I paid for mine yesterday.

Congrats!! I think you'll dig it!
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 20, 2017, 08:46:14 PM
Looks like CME bought more Gibson excess inventory.

Congrats on the bass, John. Can't beat that deal.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 20, 2017, 08:52:18 PM
I see they've added a gold top to pile also...................

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-gold-top-floor-model
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 20, 2017, 09:02:16 PM
I notice they also have the 2017 EB basses as "floor models" at $695 for the 4 and $750 for the 5er, with Make Offer available. Wow.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: OldManC on October 20, 2017, 09:16:27 PM
How do those newer EB basses sound? They've kinda grown on me and I find myself sorely tempted...
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 21, 2017, 06:23:10 AM
I have the first version, 2014's. I think they sound great & have a very versatile sound. This is the first bass my wife had ever heard me play that she commented that it sounded like a piano. The body may not be solid mahogany, (swamp ash?) but the pickups & bridge really make the bass talk. I bought the 5 string first, it made me want the 4 string version. I rarely use the 5er, but at the price I'm not out much if it sits around more than the others. A lot of used 5er's have been for sale for a long time, the four bangers seem to sell a lot quicker. As mentioned before, the 2017's come with a gig bag, the older version had a rectangular hard-shell case.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: uwe on October 21, 2017, 09:27:07 AM
I second! I'm still not over the moon with the visuals, in fact the older version is butt-ugly (I never liked Mosrites either) to my eyes still (the newer version looks like an anodyne "modern bass design" from the new intern at the marketing department, but I find there is more harmony in its design plus it has a double-octave neck), but the sound of both (and the options you have) is beyond reprimand. I'd describe that sound as "modern classic", plenty assertive. I remember playing one immediately after having played my Ric 4001 (itself anything but an unassertive bass) at a rehearsal and the sound was like you had drawn away the curtains (same amp setting)! The swamp ash body wood is all fuzzy and warm and even a bit more lively than a maho body would be (don't dare ever quote me!).

They are a bit like what Gibson IV and V were in the 80ies - visually misjudged, but hidden sonic qualities.

(https://ppgzone-39u4nsxgmu93y.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/clark-kent-superman-620x445.jpg)

All that said, Herr Carlston, I personally don't think you deserve another bass until you have gotten that SB of yours repaired!!!

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Highlander on October 21, 2017, 11:10:59 AM
Oh come on, mein Fuhrer, can anyone here be worse than my rep for completion of projects...? ;)
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 21, 2017, 12:46:56 PM
I  also own a 4 and 5 string 2014 EB bass. The red one I bought new, the gold 5 string I found on TB and my offer was accepted. If I didn't have these I would have bought one of the newer ones, I like it's features a lot.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 21, 2017, 01:46:02 PM
Does anybody here, (possibly of German descent) collect for upper horns??

 (https://i.imgur.com/lUBrPMc.jpg)

This one has been on the Minneapolis Craigslist for a while. The owner is interested in trading even up for a Fender.............

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/trade-gibson-eb-2014-wtt/6340365191.html

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 21, 2017, 04:24:20 PM
I think he would have more luck if he sweetens the deal by $100. P basses are a bit more in demand than EBs.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: the mojo hobo on October 21, 2017, 04:25:20 PM
Looks like CME bought more Gibson excess inventory.

Congrats on the bass, John. Can't beat that deal.

That deal can be beat by at least 10%. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 21, 2017, 04:42:04 PM
Reverb was offering 15% off of all of the "Floor Models" at CME when I bought mine. I still paid way more then they are asking now. Going forward, I would try to make an offer of 15% less than the asking price on one of their so called Floor Models.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 21, 2017, 05:28:15 PM
That deal can be beat by at least 10%. :mrgreen:

I was assuming that you made an offer.  :)  Still, it's a great deal at the listed price.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on October 21, 2017, 05:34:32 PM

This one has been on the Minneapolis Craigslist for a while. The owner is interested in trading even up for a Fender.............

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/trade-gibson-eb-2014-wtt/6340365191.html

I think he would have more luck if he sweetens the deal by $100. P basses are a bit more in demand than EBs.

At least that much. Hard to find an American Standard in similar excellent condition for under $900, and I've seen 2014 EB 4s go for as little as $600.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on October 26, 2017, 06:53:52 AM
It looks like Olivia's Vintage is going down to Memphis & doing a similar deal as CME. They are a bit more expensive, $1,590 + $60.00 shipping. At $2,999 +, MF, GC etc... are going to be storing their stock for a long time.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on November 11, 2017, 05:41:59 PM
They got at least two. I paid for mine yesterday.

Now that you have it, how do you like it???
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on November 11, 2017, 07:48:15 PM
CME has another/more https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/collections/gibson/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-floor-model

I read elsewhere that CME has more of certain ES series guitars on order to be sold as "floor models" at a huge discount, and are allowing pre-orders. Either Gibson is still overproducing and can afford to wholesale these at vastly reduced prices, or they already had a bigger overstock than CME first bought.

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on November 11, 2017, 08:00:21 PM
I don't know about the ES-335 type models, but all of the ES Les Pauls have been 2015 & 2016's............... I haven't seen any 2017's.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on November 12, 2017, 08:21:18 PM
I don't know about the ES-335 type models, but all of the ES Les Pauls have been 2015 & 2016's............... I haven't seen any 2017's.

They did have 2017 EB 4 floor models and they still have a natural EB 5er at $699.

The ES-LP bass I posted yesterday is gone now.

Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Grog on November 12, 2017, 10:21:00 PM
When I was talking 2015 & 2016 models, I meant to say from the Memphis factory. I've read (maybe here) that Gibson has cut their work week down to three days a week. Bummer for their employees..............
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on November 13, 2017, 09:57:57 PM
When I was talking 2015 & 2016 models, I meant to say from the Memphis factory. I've read (maybe here) that Gibson has cut their work week down to three days a week. Bummer for their employees..............

I hadn't heard that. Wildwood Guitars sure has a full inventory of 2018 Gibson Memphis guitars. OTOH they do have plenty of 2016s left.
Title: Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
Post by: Dave W on November 19, 2017, 09:07:51 PM
Stopped by Twin Town Guitars yesterday to buy strings, they had a goldtop ES-LP bass with a $3K price tag. Maybe it's because it was high up on the wall, but the body sure looks smaller than I imagined from the photos I've seen, even compared to Grog's photo next to his leg lamp.

I also found out yesterday that the Faded guitar series (LP and SG) now come with maple necks instead of mahogany. I didn't plug in but there was a noticeable difference in unplugged tone between the maple neck and mahogany neck SGs I strummed.