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I really need to put my hands on a new guitar!

posted Mar 17, 2014 13:39:57 by GsxJones
Im based in the North East of the UK,and yesterday visited a guitar show,where somebody had for sale a very unusual single pickup 58 style flametop LP. It had obviously been set up well and played beautifully,but unfortunately,I didnt have enough cash with me. The seller (dealer selling on behalf of a customer for the show)explained it wasnt an american guitar,but a chinese copy. lol. I was amazed. I own a couple of genuine USA Lp's (std and 3 pickup custom)and would have happily placed the chinese guitar along side them for playability/sound. Plus the chinese one looked better than my guitars! It took me a while to search the net to find any sellers,but now Im here! Having seen some of the guitars people have bought,Im now torn between a gold top LP,a EVH type guitar or a nice flame top LP. Ive enjoyed reading other peoples post's,but Im still nervous to jump in with my plastic bank card. Once I take the plunge,I'll report back with what Im ordering and we can see how it goes? Any advice greatfully received!! Thank you,Brett.
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GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 08:50:50
Ive just checked tracking with the (UK)Royal mail,and it reports my delivery is in progress. This makes me think it could have past custom's???
GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 08:51:21
I need to get the camera's battery's charged up!
GrandSpector said Apr 22, 2014 09:30:08
so your status on the EMS website also changed? mine is still showing as "despatched from Beijing", which was 4 days ago.
GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 09:55:04
Yes,the status changed over to handed to custom's. I then placed the tracking number on the Royal mail site.
Luckily,Im self employed,so Ive decided to just work from home this week as I wait for the delivery.
Are you UK based GrandSpector???
GrandSpector said Apr 22, 2014 10:11:35
thanks for the info!
no, I'm in Scandinavia;) let's hope my tracking will change soon, I can't see how it takes longer to the UK than to Scandinavia.
GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 10:57:07
Yeah,good luck with tracking! Ive had a couple of day's wondering whats happening,but I put it down to a UK national holiday (Good Friday and Easter Monday). Keep us all updated please with your order. What is your order??
GrandSpector said Apr 22, 2014 12:43:26
yeah, the same holidays here as well, so I will wait a little longer
I ordered a custom ES335
GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 14:03:08
WOW!!!! An ES335!!!!!! That's next (I think?)on my order wish list. Please GrandSpector share some pics etc when it arrives at your end? Id like a solid red coloured 335,so I'd really enjoy hearing your comments on the guitar you've bought. I spotted a ES335 being played on youtube fitted with Bare Knuckle pickup's and thought to myself,"I need one of those!". I'd also been daydreaming about a custom model 339 or is it 336? The slightly smaller bodied semi. Single pup,Floyd Basically a semi version of the LP Im waiting to drop thru the letterbox.
SteveTebble said Apr 22, 2014 16:37:54
Here's the Unboxing Report for the 335 I bought.

It's whetted my appetite for a Cherry Red one now!
God give me patience ... but I want it NOW!!
GsxJones said Apr 22, 2014 16:49:04
LOL,It's funny how quickly my plan and wish list can change! I was sent a link to a store to check out a Gary Moore Les Paul (2000 model),which I havent found,BUT I have found a lovely looking ES-356.
Now I need one of these!!

I need to check the colour options,but the seller has been recommended to me buy somebody who is happy with his own guitar purchase.
GrandSpector said Apr 22, 2014 19:56:20
okay, it was finally handed over to customs
it should be here within 2 days :)
vambostrausser said Apr 22, 2014 20:22:58
Here are some Gary Moore guitars
GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 08:02:37
I had been checking tracking info on the UK Royal mail site,which stated the parcel was in progress. Ive just checked the China post tracking site,and it say's my parcel was passed to HM Customs at 6.00PM on the 21st,then passed to custom's again on the 22nd at 12.19 and then passed to custom's again at 12.20 yesterday. I was hoping today to get a knock at the door with a big yellow guitar shaped parcel. I dont think it will be today now. Maybe tomorrow.....
GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 08:07:26
Thanks for the link's to the Gary Moore guitar's. This is the type I fancy. It's not the prettiest thing,but being a Gary Moore fan,I'd like to own one.

Viktor the person doing the unboxing added a link to the seller,but I couldnt find the guitar. lol. I've seen some on Aliexpress,so I'll sort one out sometime soon.
GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 10:34:49
Ive this link saved in my Aliexpress account.

With the Phili bridge conversion,some Bare Knuckle PG pickup's,decent tuners and nut,it could be a great guitar for me!

Im waiting until my current 2 orders are being completed before I order again.
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