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Old March 17th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
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The similarities between the 339 and 336 are that both have a centerblock and are archtops. The 336 has solid woods and carved mahogany and the 335/339 have laminates. The Midtown has a centerblock and solid woods (maple top and Mahogany back and sides), with a flat top. These are 24.75" scale.

The JohnnyA model has solid woods of a Maple top and Carved mahogany back with an archtop. It's main difference from the other models is that it has a hollowbody and 25.5" scale.

The presence of the centerblock tends to reduce feedback. But the relative thinness of the Johnny A tends to buck feedback. I lust for a JohnnyA guitar, and this is my excuse for knowing this level of minutiae.

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 06:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Nice flames on the maple cap...Congrats!
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 08:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Holy mackerel, Stan! At first I was going to say that the natural flamed 335 is my favorite, but I love them all! That quilt on the LP is outrageous. What is that sleeve you have on the LP and 335?

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Oh! I just saw this question, Srini. That is a John Pearse Armrest. I think you can still get them through Elderly Instruments. They are really made for acoustic guitars and such but I use them on a lot of my guitars. The arm rest lifts your forearm off the front surface of the guitar which allows the soundboard (on an acoustic) to generate more tone and volume. I use them to keep my sweaty forearm from damaging that area of my axes. You can buy them in ebony or rosewood.

https://www.elderly.com/john-pearse-...ne-armrest.htm

https://www.elderly.com/john-pearse-...rest-99868.htm
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Old April 4th, 2017, 08:41 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks, Stan! At the moment, I'm happy to report that I'm able to switch between the 336 and the USACGs without thinking about it. I think I may have given the scale and neck size difference too much credit!

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There ya go! I think it has a lot to has a lot to do with muscle memory, and you can adapt to things over time. I played the same Les Paul for about 20 years, and it took me a long time to grow into different guitars when I finally bought a few different models.
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