26 JimmyR 11 months ago Shuggie you have described it very well. I have heard that the internals on the 225 are sturdier than on the 125 or 330 but never knew much more about it. I had a beautiful '60 125 which sounded great but not as rich and full as my RI ES-225. The bridge pickup on the RI is exactly as you described it in your article. It's a big, fat slab of twangy goodness which rivals any other Gibson for authority and size. And I find the neck pickup a lot more usable than on my Les Paul. As you state, the in-between sound is gorgeous.I suspect that a lot of players here would love these guitars if they ever got the chance to try one. I really would like to keep the unique tailpiece arrangement on mine because it sounds so good. And Tim, if you ever make a bridge which sounds the same, looks much the same (within reason of course!) and fits I'll have one. I think that all it really needs is a front edge cut away to intonate it. I guess it's tricky to balance the cut with the radius but I'm sure you can do it because hey - Serpentune! All we really need is the bar bridge. The rest of the bits are good.And Yavapal - I just noticed: you have done exactly what I did and put '60s reflector knobs on yours! They're easier to grab, aren't they?