Does it lean more towards a Les Paul type tone or 335?
The G Force model was "better" because removing it left no holes?
I fail to understand how that made the guitar better.
I guess you mean it was easier for you to install replacement tuners. That's cool.
To each his/her own. The standard Midtown is a modern looking guitar, in my opinion, and I think the Grovers look fine, especially on the Pelham Blue model. They operate smoothly and are reliable, in my experience. But hey, the guitar doesn't look bad with traditional tulip tuners either. Still, my Midtown doesn't seem off balance because of the Grovers.
interesting you prefer the $1299 midtown over the $3199 es-335... i guess price doesn't really indicate muchMe and it's pretty much as they describe. Les paul solid body sustain (though not as much), but also quite a bit of the hollow sound. Not like a 335 though, hard to explain. It's really more like an sg combined with the 335. Really great sound though, I prefer it over the lp and 335.
That sunburst looks divine. I could see the traditional tulip tuners going great with that. I also like the cream coloured pickup rings on the Pelham Blue.
I mean better if you are replacing tuners. Yeah I think the grovers are fine for pelham, but I was going for a more vintage look on my sunburst (tuners, knobs, maybe a pickguard). My pelham is great and absolutely recommend getting one before they're gone, but my sunburst is one of those rare keep forever types, just has amazing feel and tone. Only problem is that now I want a black one too.
Comparing it to a 2008 satin es-335 which was only $1600 new then, which is great also but I like the feel and tone of the midtown better. The es prices are crazy now and the midtown is a steal at $999.interesting you prefer the $1299 midtown over the $3199 es-335... i guess price doesn't really indicate much
The simple answer is that it leans more to the 335 sound. The diameter of a 335 (16")is larger than a Midtown, but the Midtown is wider than a 339/359 and an ES-Les Paul, so sonically its closer to 335. But the construction of the semihollow Midtown is like a Les Paul, using real maple top and mahogany back and sides for the woods instead of a laminate(maple/poplar/maple) like ES guitars. That may have an effect but I believe it's minimal.Does it lean more towards a Les Paul type tone or 335?
Breakage whilst in the case? Unless the case was defective, I wouldn't think so. On mine the headstock doesn't make contact with the bottom of the case. The case is of good quality and there's a good amount of support/padding to keep the neck and headstock intact. The headstock on the Midtown is no different from that of other Gibsons, so the only way I can see the headstock breaking (aside from the guitar falling off a guitar stand or off a strap) is if the guitar wasn't packaged well for shipment and was handled carelessly on the part of the parcel carrier during shipment. I have seen UPS and Fed Ex carriers throw boxes marked "fragile" onto front porches plenty of times. That said, my Midtown arrived to my door without a blemish.Question for those who have one: I have heard the headstock is prone to breakage because the guitar tuning head rests against the bottom of the case but there is supposed to be space for that. is this true?
That's a fine line up right there!Mine is a keeper. I wish it had the vintage style tulip tuners but I swapped out the keys for chrome tulips. Mine arrived with an excellent set up and the workmanship was perfect. There wasn't a single defect and the fret work is just phenomenal. It plays so easy it nearly plays itself. The pickups are great too...not too hot with good balance.