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Gibson ES Club. All ES models.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. keithb7

    keithb7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I just bought my first Gibson ES. It is a 2008 ES-339. A scaled down version of the ES-335. I was surprised to find no ES club had been started yet, so I thought I'd get the ball rolling. All ES owners are welcome. Only one rule. You must post pics! :D

    I picked this one up locally for $1400. Was in very good shape and played very little. I love how it sounds. It's different than my Strat or Tele, and I believe a nice addition to my collection. I had a Les Paul Classic and never really bonded with it. It was hard on my shoulders on stage due to it's weight. This ES seems lighter, and sounds excellent. I can feel the bonding already!

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  2. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Nice guitar ya got there.

    Here's my ES. (1959 ES-225)

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  3. stevieboy

    stevieboy Poster Extraordinaire

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    50th Anniversary 1958 ES 335.

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    1959 ES 125

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  4. Guit-jitsu

    Guit-jitsu Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm in! '01 Gibson ES-333 with Smit's Handwound 'Classic Coil' pickups ...
     

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  5. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

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    Ya, Keith there is a "ES-335 Club", and there is also the main club titled:
    "Hollow, how are you? (The Hollow & Semi-Hollow owners club)"

    Either way, Now I can be a member of all 3. :cool:

    Here is my beloved sunburst double flame top Gibson ES-335 (2001) with upgraded Peter Florance Voodoo 59's. Pots are upgraded vintage kit, 500k CTS pots and .022 Hovland Paper in Oil Muisccaps. Grover tuners, and can't forget those gold top hat knobs! Nails the vintage PAF sound, and love this guitar more than any other.
     

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  6. tonyj

    tonyj Tele-Afflicted

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    ... and another ES 339 basking in the sunshine here in Alberta. The guitar seems to be more 'yellow' in the direct sun, or at least it photographs that way (I'm too lazy to mess with the camera's white balance), but who cares?..... this is really a heck of a guitar! I love it.

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  7. Johnp3

    Johnp3 TDPRI Member

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    Here is my 1948 ES-125 and my 2006 ES-165 lumped in with my 89 Les Paul Studio which is my first real guitar I got in high school.

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  8. Humbuster

    Humbuster Tele-Meister

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    I have been through so many ES 335s it is not funny anymore.

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    Historic 63 Block, sounded great, lots of build issues.

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    335 Fat Neck. Still cannot remember why I sold it, a good one.

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    2011 ES 335, my current squeeze. One of, if not the best new 335 I have ever owned.

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  9. BMusic

    BMusic Tele-Meister

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    My 2010 Birdseye 335 I got earlier this year. It was not a bargain.

    I was jonesing for a hollow Gibson, but was never crazy about the looks of the pickguard.

    Am I head-over-heels in love with this guitar? Have I bonded with it? No.

    But she sure is pretty, both in her looks (I added the vintage knobs) and her bell-like tone.
     
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  10. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

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    1972 ES335 TD

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  11. rickym

    rickym Tele-Meister

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    2005 ES335. Old pic but still looks like this.
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  12. Plugged-In

    Plugged-In TDPRI Member

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    1979 Gibson ES-335

    Here is my 1979 Gibson ES-335. It is all stock, including a coil tap switch, which Gibson installed for a few years on ES-335s, along with the TP-6 tailpiece. As mainly a blues, soul, and R&B music fan, I feel that guitars of this type will deliver the tone moreso than most any other. If it has an f-hole, you are well on your way.
     

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  13. Gaolee

    Gaolee Tele-Meister

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    Does a bass built on an ES body count? If so, here's my 1968 EB-2dc in action. If not, here's the picture anyway.

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  14. JaygLongBeach

    JaygLongBeach TDPRI Member

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    Here's my 335 and 135 :)
     

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    weeladdie Tele-Meister

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    My ES-339, now about a year & a half old.

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  16. Humbuster

    Humbuster Tele-Meister

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    I love that bass.
     
  17. octatonic

    octatonic Poster Extraordinaire

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    My 1990 ES335 dot.

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  18. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

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    Nice one wheeladdie. Love that pelham blue!
     
  19. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Here's my ES 137 Custom.

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  20. gitold

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    2002 ES 135. 2nd to last year for this model, solid mahogony center, f holes, Grovers,stop tail and classic 57's. Just a great working mans guitar and a wonderful Gibby.
     

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