Up for consideration is a year 2000 Gibson Custom Shop ES-225 electric guitar and original case.
This guitar has upgraded Paul Reed Smith 57/08 pickups with coil taps, allowing for single coil and humbucking sounds from both pickups. This guitar also has a pro refret job, and plays perfectly and sounds amaing. Gibson is no longer producing these guitars, and are getting increasingly harder to find. Here is a great opportunity to get one in perfect playing condition, with a solid-spruce top, and with some great upgrades -- for about the same price as a regular ES446 that still may need some work!!!
for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. Click HERE for info on the PRS 57/08 Pickups. Here are some reviews of the 446 form the web [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]
ES-446 GUITAR SPECS:
* Model: ES 446
* Custom Shop
* Serial # CS 0257
* Made in 2000
* PRS 57/08 Pickups
* Solid Maple Top
* Solid Mahogany Body
* Hardshell Case
* Made in USA
The guitar is in excellent cosmetic and playing condition, with no major repairs or nagging issues of any kind. I am the second owner, and have only used the guitar in a non-smoking, teaching studio. There are a few areas of wear, as you can see in the photos, but overall a beautiful instrument in a georgeous Sunburst finish.
All of the parts are original -- except the frets, which I had refretted earlier this year, and the upgraded PRS 57/08 pickups. The original '57 PAF stock pickups are not included. The 57/08s are much nicer pick-ups in my opinion, and with the addition of the single-coil / coil-tap switch, the guitar produces an amazing range of sounds, and is even more versatile, for playing in a lot of different styles.
Here are 8 MP3 clips of the ES446 through a Dr. Z Maz, Jr., tracked with an Fat Head ribbon mic, using a Audient Black mic pre and a Sony PCM D1 Flash Recorder:
ES-446 / DR. Z MAZ JR. AMP
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Here are 9 more MP3s using the ES-446 with a Cascade Stereo X-15 ribbon mic in a large room, tracked with a pair of Audient Black mic pres, into a Sony PCM D1 flash recorder, with MP3s made from Logic. These tracks are just straight signal with no additional EQ, compresson or effects:
GIBSON ES446 / DR. Z MAZ JR.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
In short, this guitar is a World-Class electric concert and/or recording guitar,
and it would make
a great guitar for live gigs, as well as for studio work. It is versatile, very fun to play, and the wide range of sounds you can get out of it give the flexibility to play in a lot of different styles, including jazz, country, rockability, fusion, and rock, and especially blues. But playing through the amp cranked up is where it really shines for me, because the controlled feedback can create truly endless sustain!!!
SHIPPING & TERMS
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before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for
one Gibson ES 446 guitar and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days (buyer pays shipping both ways).
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