I've been collecting buying and selling ES 335/345/355 guitars for 20 years.
Agile Harm 3 Solid Archtop, (front), (back), (headstock), (neck joint).
If you're looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn't get any lower than this baby. Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing. Rich Kerry King King V with Kahler Tremolo - EMG-KFK Upgrade, (front/back), (headstock), (Kahler).
That’s the guy who makes sure all the shots in a film match. It’s not a true blue or a true green-it’s a bluish cast on the chrome and a greenish cast on the nickel. It doesn’t take an expert in metallurgy, just a working brain.
It’s really annoying when Scarlett Johannssen’s sweater is red in the wide shot and maroon in the close up. See if you can get your hands on a nickel pickup cover and a chrome one. If you want to comment, please use the comment form on the post or photo.
They generally made both pickup covers out of the same metal, so at least they had an inkling that it might be noticed by some astute metallurgist, like me.
But they mixed bridges, tailpieces, pickguard brackets-everything metal except the tuners which stayed nickel through the 60’s. Well, there’s the easy way and the hard way and it has nothing to do with how good you are at telling the difference.
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If you have a Gibson guitar and you don't know what it is, email me or bring it to the shop at 11 Railroad Street in Kent, CT.
New Brian Moore i-Series I-81 - choice of finish, (catalog).
Most affordable model in the i-Series but an exceptional import in its own right.
Without a chrome item in the same photo, it’s hard to tell the difference. I know nothing about metallurgy but if you look at enough pickup covers and bridges, you get pretty good at telling nickel from chrome.