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    Last edited by lawson-stone; 08-10-2020 at 11:01 AM.

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    Here is a clip. The playing is far less than history-making, but I wanted a lot of notes and a lot of chord playing. The amp is a Fender Princeton Reverb Re-Issue, which really does color the sound quite a lot. I might make another with something less "coloring" but then, I love the PRRI esp. this one with the 12" speaker. Forgive please, the less than brilliant... okay, sometimes less than adequate.,. playing. I'm just demo-ing the guitar, which does indeed survive my playing.


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    Looks great , sounds even better! Good luck with the sale. A great deal on a great guitar!

    Won't last long, I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat
    Looks great , sounds even better! Good luck with the sale. A great deal on a great guitar!

    Won't last long, I suspect.
    Thanks! I hope you're right!

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    And here are the three in action.


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    Wow! All three sound great. That VOS has got the thunk!

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    oops. The clip above was intended for another thread. Here is the "for sale" guitar playing similar material through the Fender Tonemaster Twin Reverb, just for an alternative to the Princeton.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rolijen
    Wow! All three sound great. That VOS has got the thunk!
    Yes, it's definitely a special guitar. I love the "Figured" models, but the VOS is just the One Ring to Rule Them, as it were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    Yes, it's definitely a special guitar. I love the "Figured" models, but the VOS is just the One Ring to Rule Them, as it were.
    Totally agree. I had a modern figured ES-175 in vintage sunburst finish and a VOS in Natural. They were both great. Then the CME blowout came along and I pickup d up my sunburst VOS. It thunks like nobody’s business. I love it so much, I sold the other two. While the natural VOS was a looker (and had the fattest neck I’ve ever had on a Gibson), it just didn’t have that 50s tone. I don’t miss it.

    But, I DO miss the rich creamy tone of my figured 175. I say this to encourage any would be buyers that Lawson-Stone’s offering here won’t disappoint. These modern 175s are excellent sounding and playing. I miss mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolijen
    Totally agree. I had a modern figured ES-175 in vintage sunburst finish and a VOS in Natural. They were both great. Then the CME blowout came along and I pickup d up my sunburst VOS. It thunks like nobody’s business. I love it so much, I sold the other two. While the natural VOS was a looker (and had the fattest neck I’ve ever had on a Gibson), it just didn’t have that 50s tone. I don’t miss it.

    But, I DO miss the rich creamy tone of my figured 175. I say this to encourage any would be buyers that Lawson-Stone’s offering here won’t disappoint. These modern 175s are excellent sounding and playing. I miss mine.
    Gibson did, I think, get it right with the VOS1959. I have to say, though, that the slight shift of tone towards a more L5ces-ish sound of the "Figured" ES175 is a lovely move. I really enjoy playing this guitar. It's smooth, clean, and sweet. Both the "Figured" models I had played perfectly for me (except for that fret-end thing) and gave a lot of pleasure and inspiration.

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    I love these heavier laminate ES-175 Gibson's from recent times. They have more versatility to cover Jazz and Blues in louder situations than the lighter built versions.
    I used to own a Gibson ES-775 that was similar in thicker laminates. It covered a lot of gigs! Best of luck with your sale,it won't last long!

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    Instead of a "bump" I thought I'd upload another clip through another amp, this time a Quilter Tone Block 202 using the XLR out to the PreSonus Audiobox iTwo. The tune is "How About You?" using the Jimmy Raney solo from Aebersold vol. 20.

    And yes, I get a lot of mileage out of those solos!


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    Price lowered by $200.
    One last bump before moving this to Reverb. Gotta move it, but won't "give it away."