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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #60 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.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #61 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???
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #62 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.


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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #63 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.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #64 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.


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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #65 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..............
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #66 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.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #67 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.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2017, 10:45:32 PM »
The bass is standard Les Paul size, which is sort of small for a bass. Next to a full size Leg Lamp, it magically looks larger.............  :P
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