pretty cool es135 with p90s in ebay

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  1. captcrunch55

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    Link doesn't work. What listing Number are you looking at.

    Do these have the fat 50's style necks?

    Look like cool guits.
     
  3. Jon C

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    dep. on the details I'd expect it to go for less than that, I think a stock 135 w/ P100s would go for a bit less, so the P90s may add a little bump to that... but since I can't see the auction, can't tell...

    jc
     
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    whoops, cant seem to paste the link.
    weird....
    anyway, it is a 1998 GIBSON ES135 CHERRY P90 HOLLOW GUITAR.

    go to ebay, put "es135" and select musical instruments.

    Item number: 7357173187

    greg
    :p
     
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    Yeah found it. Looks like a nice guit. How fat is the neck?
     
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    Captcrunch,
    The ES-135 came with two types of pickups -- P-100s and 57humbuckers. I'm pretty sure that the guitar in the ebay ad has the P-100s, which are stacked humbuckers, not single coils like P-90s. Most people don't like the P-100s and prefer the 57s.

    If the pickups really are P-90s (remotely possible), I've heard they sound fantastic in that guitar. Mine had the 57s and they work beautifully.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Robert - What neck profile is on your 135? Thanks.
     
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    It had the fat 50s style neck -- very comfortable for me but might be too big for some. I think they all have it.
     
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    I would ask the seller to weigh it before you bid. I've picked quite a few of these up in stores and they were ridiculously heavy. Especially for a semi hollow. Others I've picked up felt about right.
     
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    $900 is a little high for one of those in my opinion. they used to go on ebay for $600-800 pretty regularly. cool guits though.
     
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    Mine weighs 7.8 lbs., and it's a real good one. Has P100s, while I don't love them (and I'm a P90) guy, this particular guitar sounds good enough that it gets lots of compliments at gigs and sounds good to me, so I haven't yet gone into a pickup change.

    Duncan or Fralin P90s would be leading choices, if not Lollar.

    Cheers,
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    I agree - I've seen blueburst and cherry ones go for under $600.
     
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    The 3 or 4 135's (P100 models) that I've been able to get my hands on didn't have a fat 50's neck. I would call it a medium or normal les paul sized neck - something you would see on a late 70's to early/mid 80's les paul. I was kinda dissapointed. Still, they were better than the '60 wide/thin necks by far.
     
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