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ES-335 Club!

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Pickalittle, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Pickalittle

    Pickalittle Tele-Holic

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    To the Moderator

    Thanks for joining my two ES-335 threads of late (the question why there wasn't an ES-335 Club and the actual thread that started it). I really appreciate it. [Happy to help. :cool: - Mod.]
     
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  2. Superc_1

    Superc_1 Tele-Meister

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    ES-335 TD

    I've seen one other like this. I'll get better pictures this weekend. The switch on the lower horn there cut the pic-up coils in half and makes it single guitar like a fender! This stock from the factory. Its about a 1972 model but it plays like a dream. One really sweet guitar. Its in the background and it called wine red color. don't play it much since I love my teles.
     

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  3. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    what a great guitar! Mine is a '82, one of the early first issue Dots with the retooled "Shaw"buckers. It is in a rarely seen Wine Red finish for that year.


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  4. caliban335

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    Technically not a 335, this is a 1968 Trini Lopez Standard.

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  5. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

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    I've got a '73 in cherry sunburst; a rare color. I've posted pics of it before.
     
  6. pit_s_xroad

    pit_s_xroad TDPRI Member

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    I do love these beasts as well... :lol: ...this is mine...

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    PIT... ;)
     
  7. Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street Friend of Leo's

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    Can 355 guys join....?

    Thanks,

    Keith and Chuck:lol:
     
  8. bluesjuke

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    The color is called Tranluscent Brown by Gibson.
    It was first released in '99 and I think made for a year and a half or two years.

    I have seen a couple others but they are not all that common.
    It is hard to put down.
    The tuners BTW are Schaller crank tuners.
    They are nice in that they can be tightened up every couple of years and hold tuning well.

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    Stylemaster Tele-Afflicted

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    1968 ES 335, an amazing guitar - One of my best:

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  10. bluesjuke

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    Gorgeous!
     
  11. bluesjuke

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    BTW, Little Milton played a 335 just like my brown one posted above for the last 5 or 6 years he was with us.

    Here's a good video of him with it and you can hear the sweet sound of it singing;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Ka7TBbakY
     
  12. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

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    I hate to say it, but my Edwards ES-335 is shouldering the tele off pole position of my blues gigs :eek:

    Recently did a show through a Weber 5E5A knockoff, and it *killed*, even on the albert collins tunes.

    Neck PU Lollar Low Wind Imperial, Antiquity neck model in the bridge position, with magnet flipped for out-of-phase (pic taken with stock duncans)

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  13. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

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    bluesjuke - 30 secs into that video I *immediately* went to kickyoutube to download it. Do you know where the footage is from? If its on DVD I must have!!
     
  14. bluesjuke

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    I don't know but if you sned a message to Donimarte who posted it he can probably tell us.

    Edit; I actually just posted on the and asked we'll see if we find out.

    BTW, I too play my 335's through a 5E5A mostly and it does kill.
    Albert Collins tones come alot from yourself though I have found playing his stuff on Teles, Strats, and 335's.
    So though the equipment in condusive to that it's mostly you then.

    Easy to see why it comes out easily since Albert's style gets down so deep inside of you.
     
  15. Stylemaster

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    Thanks, man.

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  16. Humbuster

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    Joined today.
    Purchased a new ES335 Custom Fat Neck.

    I have owned many 335s over the last 30 years, however this new one may be the best new ES335 I have ever played.

    Will post picks of new one soon.

    The Guitar below was my last ES335. A Historic 63 Block. Sounded killer, however fit and finish left a lot to be desired.

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    Here is the new kid; "Alvin"

    Pic of Alvin and Woodstock resting.

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  17. eggman

    eggman Friend of Leo's

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    Howdy,

    My ES-335's a blast. It's a 1980 model which sports SD '59s, instead of those awful stock Dirty Fingers. These days it's played mostly through my new Carmen Ghia; what a pair!

    Eggman
     
  18. mark norwine

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    ok...I'll join.

    I've had a bunch over the years, but these are my 2 keepers...

    ...actually, I may sell the brown one in the near future, but the red one isn't going anywhere!

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  19. stevieboy

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    Orville by Gibson (Japan) ES335

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    Neck is a bit thin for me, otherwise really nice guitar, USA 57 Classics are the stock pickups. It has that "funky" or "honky" or whatever you want to call it 335 tone in spades.

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  20. Fatmanstratman

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    Although I dearly love all my Telecasters, I've always said that if I had to get rid of all my guitars and keep just ONE (man - I went into a cold sweat just THINKING that dreadful thought....:eek:) it would be my ES-335.

    A superbly constructed workhorse - I just love LOOKING at it! Sometimes I won't play her for months, but I can guarantee that when I open up the case, she'll still be in perfect tune....

    Bought brand new in 1999....

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    I just LOVE this guitar.

    I also own two Epiphone Sheratons which are GREAT guitars, but they'll never be like this baby....
     
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