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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by dreamingtele, Sep 10, 2019.
Thank you sir!
Looks comfy! Beautiful guitar, congrats!
The G5420T is also fully hollow. But yes, different in every way!!
Acoustically sounding it was sweet. I knew when I plugged it in that its going to have that sweet P90 sound.
I put on 11’s, i still have to reverse the saddle to give more adjustment on the G string. Ive read that once you put heavier gauge on this, the fixed bridge and Tune-o-matic problematic.
Im definitely learning that magic now. Its the same feeling when i tried out a tele for the first time. Home
I pulled the bridge and studs from my Sorrento and installed a wood floating bridge. Doesn't sound too different, oddly enough, but it feels like my long lost ES125.
I can try that, but Im not sure there's enough down force if I still keep using the Trapeze tail piece.. and Id incur more costs which I am trying to prevent as of the moment in modifying/repairing.. a Gotoh bridge I think would be cheaper hopefully..
However, I wish I can do something about the string spacing on the bridge.. There's a lot of real estate on both low and high E, and I wish theres a TOM bridget that has a wider string spacing.. I'm fine with the spacing on the nut side..
Beautiful Brother, I have a Dot that same color and love that guitar!! Also a Sheraton in Natural, that's a beast too!
Thank you sir,
The 335 pandora box has been opened.. I have avoided these guitars for the longest time, simply because I read a lot of mixed reviews.. be it tuning stability, Gibson/Epiphone quality issues, headstocks breaking, thin necks, etc etc...
Now that I have one, I can see (and hear) what the fuss is about.. I wish there's a middle road, like Mexican versions.. its just epiphone and then you need to sell a liver if you want to go Gibson.. Tokai MIJ doesnt do Casino's, so I'm out of options..
But if I want to get an ES335....................
Here is another decent priced semi hollow you might dig, I know it's on my list, when I find an left handed orphan
I recently bought a Guild Starfire III. Hollow and a lot of fun.
Oh man, I know these guitars! my friend has one, it sounds nice, and he plays through a hotrod deville and boy I never get tired of his tone and sound...
but, the weird thing about me is, when it comes to a 335, the shape is important to me.. Most copies alter the shape in various degrees.. I cannot stand the look of a 335 with sharper horns.. (similar to Ibanez semis) I like to keep it the way its supposed to be shaped.. I know there are a lot of variations with Gibson 335 shapes too, but it still looks right.. The horns are the first things I notice and when it doesnt look right, I move on..
A classic, and beautiful guitar! Red is just right on any hollow, or semi hollow, for me. HNGD!
String spacing is anywhere you want with a TOM...all you need is a small 3- corner file. Or do what Gibson allegedly does. Put the strings where you want them and give each one a sharp tap with a hammer. They don't have to be right in the middle of each saddle.
Congrats, that's a tasty looking fretboard and finish on that guitar.
Thank you!! It was super dry! and then I oiled with good 'ole ozzie stuff.
doesnt this involve some kind of luthiery skill? I dont even know where I can get unnotched saddles.. I might mess it up more though..
Yes sir! besides super blinged colors on Gretsch, the cherry red is JUST RIGHT on 335 and Casinos
Often you can use existing saddles, just make new notches. Put the string where you want it, make a mark on each side if you don't want to eyeball it, then move the string aside and file a notch. It can be very shallow. 1 or 2 strokes. String tension will hold it in.
I think I can do this. I need to order new bridge and saddles for that. The stock ones are already filed a bit deep.