NGD: I'm Acknowledging it, I have a GAS problem. Something RED.

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  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you sir!
     
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    Looks comfy! Beautiful guitar, congrats!
     
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    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.
     
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    Im definitely learning that magic now. Its the same feeling when i tried out a tele for the first time. Home
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    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.
     
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    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..
     
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    Beautiful Brother, I have a Dot that same color and love that guitar!! Also a Sheraton in Natural, that's a beast too!
     
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    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....................
     
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    I recently bought a Guild Starfire III. Hollow and a lot of fun.
     
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    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..
     
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    A classic, and beautiful guitar! Red is just right on any hollow, or semi hollow, for me. HNGD!
     
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    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.
     
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    Congrats, that's a tasty looking fretboard and finish on that guitar.
    Enjoy.
     
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    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..
     
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    Yes sir! besides super blinged colors on Gretsch, the cherry red is JUST RIGHT on 335 and Casinos
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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