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ES-335 Club!

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

  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict Tele-Meister

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    In a good way. ;)
     
  2. LPTyler

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    My favorite color in a vintage guitar. Nothing wears as cool as that!

     
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  3. adamkavanagh

    adamkavanagh Tele-Holic

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    Hey billy that's a beauty! What year is that?
    It's got the stop tailpiece which makes me think it's either pre 70 or much later

    I have an almost identical 72 and I had a tailpiece installed so now they are like brothers.

    I hated the trapeze
    I need to post some updated pics here
     
  4. DADGAD

    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    Just became a member of the club with the purchase of a 2020 model. After checking out 10 various 335s, both new and used, this one was the clear winner. For 2020, Gibson has moved 335 production from Memphis to Nashville. They have hit a home run.

    Of all the 335s that I tried, this was the lightest weight and was the loudest unplugged. It screams quality and the nickle hardware is beautiful. I was looking for a 335 in cherry red but this one was so sweet that I could not pass it up.

    It came with Gibson/Kluson tuners instead of Grovers.Nice tri burst and beautiful but dry fretboard.

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    The case weighs more than the guitar.

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    They got the vintage brown perfect.

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    Case candy includes a quality leather strap and a photograph of my guitar being setup at the factory.

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  5. moosie

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    Gorgeous.

    Which model is this? Historic VOS? And what's the neck like?
     
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  6. DADGAD

    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks! The model is “ES-335 Satin”. The neck is bigger than a 60’s slim taper. It’s a medium C.
     
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  7. burtf51

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    I’ve owned an 1985 ES335 dot neck for almost 30 years bout all I know but I do like it
     
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  8. GeneB

    GeneB Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Gibson 2020 ES-339.jpg

    This is a 2020 Gibson ES-339 in gloss cherry that I got two weeks ago. I adjusted the truss rod, new strings and flipped the neck pickup ring so that the pickup sits parallel to the strings. The '57 classics are excellent, bright-ish pickups. Same case and candy as the beautiful new 2020 335 posted above. I just installed some strap locks today. It's only 7.1 lbs but I do that with all my guitars and straps. In terms of quality I could not find a single flaw anywhere. I am more than pleased.
     
  9. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Can I please join? ;) IMG_1212.JPG
     
  10. Paulie13

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    Welcome!!! Gorgeous example of a 335 there. What year is that? Looks similar to my 2014 Memphis Figured
     
  11. Don Rich Rules

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    Great guitar!
     
  12. Don Rich Rules

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    Screenshot_2020-07-24-16-51-55.png I was fortunate to pick up this made in Memphis Historic "fat neck" 335.
    One of the best guitars I've ever owned. Sounds perfect.


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  13. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    it's a 2011 as far as I can tell, supposedly made in Nashville.
     
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  14. Don Rich Rules

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    It's a 2011. I love this guitar. She has Ernie ball 11s to 48s on her. I tried using 10s but it was a little too sloppy. Then I went to 11 to 48s and it worked out perfectly. I have to say it is gorgeous to look at. Usually when I'm setting up my rig somebody always comes over and asks me about it. It's a made in Memphis Historic 59 "fat neck" with the Gibson Classic 57 pickups. And I got the guitar at cost, $2600. I think at the time they were going for around $4500, but I could be wrong. I had 3 to choose from and this was the one I went home with.

    Stay well.
     
  15. Mike M

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    Single Coil Fender Player for 40 years, then saw this hanging in the store.

    Very ignorant on the new Calibrated T Type Pickups it has, and first humbucker guitar since I had a Les Paul back in 1983. Would love to hear any and all opinions on the pickups, having a hard time finding info on them.

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