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Old 12-17-2020, 09:12 PM
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Default NGD 1994 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis

Been playing Teles for a lot of years and never had an archtop that I could bond with but this could possibly be the one. So far, no negatives and I got it for a good price. These are pretty much hidden gems in the archtop world - basically a single pickup ES175.
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2013 Brook Torridge, 2014 Martin 000-18, '94 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, several homebrew Teles, Evans RE200 amp, Quilter 101R and various speaker cabinets,
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Old 12-17-2020, 10:43 PM
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Woah! Very nice. Nice burst too.
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:00 AM
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You might want to pick up a wooden bridge (about $25 last I looked) from StewMac - I tried a Herb Ellis about 25 years ago that was retrofitted with a rosewood bridge and it made a major difference in tone, both acoustically and amplified...

Use it well and often...
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:18 PM
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Congratulations Skip! Beautiful Herb Ellis ES-165. What a great, classic, awesome archtop.

For me, the Herb Ellis model was the one that got away. Found one at an exceptional price many years ago at a swap shop. Finish was a little checked and the hardware oxidized but the tone was the best of any ES-165/175 I ever heard. Still regretting not pulling the trigger.

Your acquisition makes up for my lost opportunity. Stars and planets back in alignment. Congratulations!
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:19 AM
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Beautiful! And a lovely burst.
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