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NGD: Gibson Memphis 2017 ES335 Flamed Tobacco Sunburst Slim Taper

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by fjrabon, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    That is one sweet guitar.
     
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  2. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Well congrats on this! I've never been a big fan if 335s but this one could sure make me change my mind.
     
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  3. markal

    markal Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful. And a great deal. Thanks for the detailed write up.
     
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  4. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    Gorgeous guitar - if it plays half as nice as it looks, that’s a lifetime guitar. I love semi-hollow bodies as well. But I really don’t like “a bit of grit under my fingers”, so the Gibson’s and Epis with RW boards didn’t do it for me, despite their other wonderful qualities. So I ended up with an Ibanez with an ebony board and a neck shape that plays exactly how I like. Mine’s ugly though - a fake relic finish that allowed me to get the guitar for half price because evidently everyone else though they were ugly too. But it plays and sounds incredible so I just play it and try it to look at it too much.

    Your’s is a winner in every level. Enjoy!
     
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  5. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT
    Daaammmmmnnnnnnn!!!! That is beautiful! Congratulations! And I love, LOVE all the pics! This is how a NGD should be done!
     
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  6. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Meister

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    Oct 13, 2011
    Somerset UK
    Congratulations, that's a real peach! I have a cherry ES-335 DOT reissue which is the nicest guitar I own but unfortunately I don't get to play it much these days. After seeing your pics I'm going to pull it out of it's case and give it a sound thrashing for an hour or so.
     
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  7. alathIN

    alathIN TDPRI Member

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    Oct 25, 2017
    Indiana
    Very nice.
    But now you have to change the pickguard on your Thinline because they're not quite a matched pair ;-)
     
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  8. fjrabon

    fjrabon Tele-Holic

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta
    Ha, I’m actually having creamtone make me a tort guard for the 335. Not totally sure if I’ll use it, but will be cool to try it out. Also making a tort truss rod cover as well.
     

  9. fjrabon

    fjrabon Tele-Holic

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta
    Came across this video of the Memphis factory detailing their entire build process. That factory really was special. Sad to see it go. Glad I got one of the last ones made there.

     

  10. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    Beautiful! That pic with the 335 and tele....mouth watering:cool::)
     

  11. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    Didn't they just sell the building? I thought that the factory is still there, just downsized a bit, but still in the same building.
     

  12. fjrabon

    fjrabon Tele-Holic

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta
    I think they are moving to an entirely different part of Memphis. Anybody’s guess as to what that means for the process.
     

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