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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by PJHoppy, Apr 10, 2021.
Frets or no, that ES295 is still a dream guitar for me. But they're both beautiful.
Nice photos! I agree with the statement above. Chicago Music Exchange did a small run of these four or five years ago. They were reasonably priced, and I love the red. It has a chunky neck with rolled edges and under wound P90s.
Brian it seems that you and I have very similar tastes
Such beautiful guitars. The best Gibson hollow body in my opinion. Love the Florentine cut and thick body with the gold finish.
Thanks for sharing the pictures, and the comparison on the guitars. Both are great looking.
Beautiful pair of gits.
Well alright! Congrats !!
Unreal that they had 2 ,cause i'm on their web site daily and have never seen any of them, even before the sale!
I had to go a hybrid route and that was only available due to some back pay. Casino Gold Annie.
Nice one. That gold Anniversary does look great!
Wonderful pictures PJ, thank you. Is that trapeze bridge stable? I've always looked at it with suspicion, but never knew anybody who owned a guitar with one to ask the question.
Thanks, Juks. It was nice to use a proper camera to take the photos for a change rather than just ‘phone camera. It also enabled me to get very close up for some of them. The downside was I had to seriously reduce the size of the photos to get them to c. 640kb so that I could upload them. As for the trapeze, so far I’ve found it to be very stable. It’s not a pinned bridge so the height adjustable feet just rest on the guitar’s top but there’s enough tension to keep it in place. The bridge on my ES-295 was slightly misaligned when it arrived, however, and the top E string was too near the edge of the fingerboard and would fall over the side. In the process of investigating this I gave the bridge a hefty shove, there was loud clunk and, hey presto, everything was correctly aligned. It’s not moved since but I think there is a chance of misaligning it when changing strings if you taken them all of at once (which I rarely do). The trapeze bridge is much more secure than the floating roller bridge on my White Falcon double cutaway, which moves about if I apply a bit of pressure when resting my palm on it. The ES-295 trapeze stays where it is (but if I really tried to move it with both hands then I could) and it fits under my palm very comfortably. Hope that helps.
Hi Wizard, don’t worry, I only realised what was going on when I set out to investigate why the ES-295’s neck pickup seemed to be halfway down the body compared with the Gretsch’s. I initially thought that it was some sort of special Gibson idea (like those 225s with a single pick up in the middle position, or the ES300 with its diagonal pickup) but it’s actually an illusion. It only appears to be further away from the neck because the neck, or more accurately the fingerboard, is further away from it. Another three frets would fill the gap quite nicely.
It's like the 6118-60VS Annie that has 21 frets, compared to other Annies and 6120's with 22 frets. The Annie 60VS looks like the neck is further away from the pickup but it's just the gap caused by one less fret.
Thank you, good to know. Answered exactly what I was wondering about. I guess the string pr4essure is such that it really does keep it all in the correct spot.
Given that Epiphone is now in the ascendence, some more electric archtops would be very welcome.
Blowing my mind again. Not to derail too much, but played one of those about a year ago and the TV Jones HiloTrons are fantastic.
You could have an extra 20th fret for post 1957 model of L4, ES175 ... I don't know if they made ES275 in 1957-1959, I presume they should have made few of them.
1957... more frets than ever before.