NGD ES335

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. burtf51

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    I have an 85 es335 dot neck I bought from a friend 30 years ago
     
  2. TeleTex82

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    That's is purdy!
     
  3. marshman

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    Well, Charlie, as soon as I saw the title, I really did wonder “another fugging guitar, Charlie? Seriously?!?”

    It is a beauty, though.
     
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  4. Mr Ridesglide

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    Still a 335 though?
    I’ve been looking at ES330s lately. P90s.
     
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    I quite like those - it gets the weight down and I can't consistently hear a massive difference. I have a heavily modded '71 ES320 with the short block and it's a lot of fun, not much heavier than a 330.
     
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    Very nice, congrats
     
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    Just one photo? How could you? That's a thing of beauty and deserves to be show off as much as possible.
     
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    Oh good lord
     
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    Looks like it’s mint. Wow. Congratulations.
     
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    Very nice! Interested to know about the neck profile and nut width. I have two 335's which I adore, but would love to have a birth year example (75 for me). Also need more pics of that beauty!
     
  11. charlie chitlin

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    I have a really nice Epi Sorrento that scratches that itch. And an ES225, alas with 1 pickup.
    I've had 2 ES330s and couldn't bond with either, but they were both 68/69 longnecks.
    I've never tried an earlier one, but I mean to.
     
  12. charlie chitlin

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    60s stuff. Skinny neck, although I've seen skinnier. This one has a bit of heft.
    1 9/16" nut
    Small, but I'm fine with small necks.
    The previous owner wasnt, and he was very up-front about the neck size.
     
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    I'd give my left nut for that and I crap you negative!
     
  14. adjason

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    gorgeous guitar!
     
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    Nice find. Beautiful guitar. I have been looking for a 335 for some time now and I can’t seem to find anything I love. I’m seriously thinking about a heritage 535. The search continues. Good luck with her.
     
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    As was said before, more pics please!!

    I’ve got some 73 T tops and agree they are good.
     
  17. charlie chitlin

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    IMG_20200229_102744.jpg IMG_20200229_110018.jpg IMG_20200229_110136.jpg IMG_20200229_110108.jpg Couple more.
    No bucklerash, no worming.
    No wear on the neck.
    Frets 95%.
    One little dink on the end of the headstock. You know the one IMG_20200229_102744.jpg
    A little checking.
    Just a few checks, all of them very long.
    It reminds me of the way poly checks.
    I've heard about plasticizers in lacquer, and I'd bet the long cracks are evidence of it.
    This one flies in the face of the notion that the good ones got played and the lesser ones got put away.
    This one has it all.
     
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  18. charlie chitlin

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    Many years ago, around 1977, when the Norlin quality dip was being noticed, an old luthier showed me how he would hold a Gibson neck up to the light, and if it made a crisp, straight line down the neck, he knew it was a guitar that a craftsman had put some extra effort into in order to make it right.
    I've never heard that anywhere else, but I've found it to be true.
     
  19. dkmw

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    That’s a time machine - like new!:cool::cool::cool::cool:

    My 73 LPC has little to no checking, but then it’s been a case queen 99% of it’s life.
     
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    Tonight we ride.
     
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