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'74 ES-335

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Some of these boys are heavier than some Lesters, but this one comes in just a hair under 8#.
    T-tops sound sublime.
    Neck is a nice C handful.
    1 9/16" nut doesn't bother me a bit.
    IMG_20200228_173617.jpg
     
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    Oh man that is nice! congrats
     
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    Like new!
    Wow!
     
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    That *is* a dream come true!

    Congratulations!
     
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    Beautiful guitar in beautiful condition
     
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    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    It's your guitar but please don't butcher it up with a differen't tail piece, beautiful as is.
     
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    It's staying just the way it is.
     
  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    It flies in the face of the myth that the clean ones are somehow no good because they didn't get played.
    It has more checking than can be seen in the pic, but it doesn't detract.
    Character lines ;)
     
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    Gourgeous!
     
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    Nice, Charlie! Looks amazing.
     
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    Beautiful! Hard to believe its almost 50 years old. Congratulations!
     
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    That is purty, Charlie, for sure.

    I've literally only ever held one other proper Gibson like that and 8t did weigh a TON. Congrats.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    I don't have a postable pic, at the moment, but a '70 ES-335 TDC showed up here a couple of weeks ago. It hasn't been abused, but has a lot of miles on it. After I put a thousand of my own miles on it it's going to need frets. Nice tone. Articulate, but a bit growly when I hit it hard.
     
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    They are their own thing. Wonderful looking guitar. Bet it sounds great.
     
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    Don't ever let it go. Which I is good advice from a man who sold his about 40 years ago.
     
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    030A4100-BBD3-4607-A322-BA78A1C15274.jpeg I’ve got a 73, I like the skinny nut
     
  18. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Sweet...!! Cousins!!
    I don't know the full story of nut width.
    Did it change with certain models?
    Or was there a choice within the model?
    Were there 73 and 74 with wider nuts? Was there a choice of 1 5/8 and 1 11/16 or was that just inconsistency in the building process.
    I have a 71 LP Deluxe that has a fat 59 carve and 1 11/16 nut. I would have thought those were the skinny neck years.
    I sold my first 71 Deluxe 20 years ago and can't recall the nut width, but I'm pretty sure the neck was a slim D.
     
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    Cool! But is it really 1-9/16"? Have you measured it?
     
  20. Dan Estock

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    Just measured it at 1.58”
     
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