NGD! Big, Bold and Gold!!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by dreamingGretsch, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    thank you sir!!
     
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  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Sweet, congrats!

    My cousin had one from the late 90s but the neck was pencil thin,still I think I would've bought it from him ,if he had offered that is.

    Missed my chance at a Gibson ES295 from 1990 back in the early 90s,£700.....:oops:
     
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  3. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    wow! 700!!

    the last one I found, which is already here in Australia, is around 7500 aud. I was tempted to trade my 330 and add cash, which the seller agreed but I decided not to because my 330 has sentimental value! Hehe

    the neck is thin, however the good thing about it is, my 330 is a rounded C, somewhere between 50’s and 60’s Gibson profile, and the Epiphone is not far off, just a hair thinner and have more shoulders, kinda like a D.
     
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  4. pmarinovich

    pmarinovich Gretschie

    121
    Nov 17, 2018
    Louisiana
    Congrats! It's definitely has that coolness factor.
     
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  5. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Wow, I haven't seen one of those in years, the color, the pickups, and that Epi tremolo were knock out/cool combination. That combination really catches the eye, as well as that ES-295 sound are incredible.
     
  6. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    thank you sir!

    i definitely feel cooler finding it though! Hehe
     
  7. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    yessir! I wish the hardware came in gold!

    so far, only the tuners need to be changed as they can be turned with just looking at it! But just for aesthetics, id probably change all the hardware to gold!

    On the sound, ive never held or played a 295 yet, ive only seen one. So when I plugged this in, i noticed the overwhelming low end thump it has, more than my 330.

    my settings for my 330 didnt work so i had to dial in a different one for this guitar once I spend a couple of hours with it, which will be tough if you have a 3yo running around and messing with the knobs while practicing. Lol!
     
  8. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    That is a beauty and so cool! I suggest you look for an Epiphone Blues Zephyr (ES-5 copy with 3 P-90s) to go with your ES-295!
     
  9. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    that guitar is actually right under the ES-295 in my list! And yes, its the next one to get! Hahaha.

    i got plenty more P90 guitars from Peerless Epiphone in my list to cross out.. another Sorrento in black, (i had one but I let it go due to the fact that I wanted the 330 and had to sell it off), the Blues Zephyr as you’ve said, a Casino. Hehehe.

    i love P90’s!! Lol
     
  10. jbrannen

    jbrannen Electromatic

    17
    Nov 2, 2021
    Livingston, TX
    I had one of those Epi 295's back in the day. As I remember, it was a very nice guitar. Can't imagine for the life of me why I ever sold it. Congratulations.
     
  11. jbrannen

    jbrannen Electromatic

    17
    Nov 2, 2021
    Livingston, TX
     
  12. Benturner83

    Benturner83 Gretschie

    104
    Mar 16, 2019
    Hastings, UK
    That's a stunner, congrats! I LOVE that Epi style Bigsby, super cool.
     
  13. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thank you sir! yes they are GREAT guitars for the money!! I'm happy I finally found one!

    I had a chance to try out the wildkat, and while it's nice, I kinda like bigger bodies!
     
  14. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yessir! I wish it was in Gold though.. so Im going to replace it with a B70 in gold or probably make life simpler by just putting a Trapeze tailpiece on it. heheheh
     
  15. Mellowcat

    Mellowcat Gretschie

    154
    Aug 22, 2013
    VA
    Congratulations. Some of these Epi ES-295s are better suited to a B6. The neck angle is pretty steep, and they don't need the tension bar. A trapeze wouldn't be too bad either.
     
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  16. O Riley

    O Riley Synchromatic

    That's one hell of a sweet ride brother. :cool:
     
  17. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    i wish i can use a B6, or even a B7, however, I dont want to drill new holes!!

    at least the B70 and the trapeze can use the existing holes at the butt end of the guitar.

    if I go trapeze, id just put gold screws on the existing holes and let it be. Hehehe.

    i just hope the B70 and the epiphone bigsby copy dimensions are the same with the same screw hole locations! Lol
     
  18. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    670
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    thanks so much sir! Took me quite a while to find!
     
  19. mdahearn

    mdahearn Electromatic

    5
    May 13, 2020
    Oakland
    Look into a Towner Bar if you want a traditional Bigsby but don’t want to drill holes. Helps compensate for guitars that don’t have the neck angle. I bought a 6220 and wanted a Bigsby installed. Found out it needed a Bigsby with a bar for down angle pressure but those require drilling new holes in the face of the body. No way I’m doing that, so bought a standard B6 with Towner Bar, no defacing the guitar, can go back to stoptail if I want.
     
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  20. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Man, that's some serious eye candy there! Congrats!
     
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