Would you make this trade?

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  1. Allan Allan

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    I wouldn't trade a name brand for a boutique. One will be super easy to sell, the other will have you writing a 1,000 essay as to why it's worth your asking price.
     
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  2. El Marin

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    I would NOT
     
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    Yeah, It's really frustrating that people will fall over themselves to pay more for a headstock logo than for a beautifully made musical instrument.

    Personal preferences aside, I've held comparable versions of both of these in my hands. The Tom Anderson is a much higher quality guitar...It just is.
     
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  4. 2HBStrat

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    No...I would not trade a Gibson 335 for a Tom Anderson. Good Luck!
     
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    Its probably been said, but it might be interesting just to put the Gibson up for trade only and see what comes your way.
     
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  6. Fendereedo

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    I have no experience with Tom Anderson guitars, as far as I'm aware they are not a thing here in the UK. So, the answer would be a fat NO from me.
     
  7. Shuster

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    I would do it in a New York minute!!
     
  8. gregulator450

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    https://www.andersonguitarworks.com/

    take a gander at this...
     
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    I stand corrected. World Guitars in London are a dealer. Might take a look there next time I'm there. Great site btw, I've bookmarked it to take a look later, thank you. :D
     
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  10. tele_pathic

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    Trading an genuine Gibson for a knock-off Fender? HELL NO!!!! By difficulty selling, do you mean on craigslist? I haven't been able to sell a darn thing on CL for a couple years now. BUT I have no trouble selling on reverb. Yes, it's a pain. Yes, I have to pay seller fees, which sucks. BUT it's better than the trade you're asking about. AND ALSO if you have to come here to ask advice, that should tell you that your gut is saying NO but you're looking for a justification because you don't like the 335. DO NOT DO IT~!
     
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    I would, I would, yes I would.
     
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    Apart from a trade being easy. I think the Gibson has higher market value. The other person may be trading up at your expense.
     
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    THOSE Tom Anderson models are averaging $1800 sold listings on Reverb and the ES-335s in Cherry are averaging about $1900. There's 188 listings for Cherry ES-335s on Reverb right now. There are 12 listings for Tom Anderson Hollow T Classics and none in that configuration.

    I'd play the Anderson and make the decision based on that.
     
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    Your 335 will sell eventually, with some patience.

    That TA? I see you carrying that albatross for the rest of your days. I wouldn't.
     
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    You don't like the Gibson, tried to sell it, no takers... what the heck, go for it...
     
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    Anderson = knock-off Fender... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Have you ever held or played one?

    Edit: sorry, @tele_pathic , this was a bit rude. Obviously I love Andersons, so anything I say in this thread must be viewed through that lens. However, in my experience both playing and working on high-end Fenders and Andersons, calling an Anderson a "knock-off Fender" is like calling a Shelby Cobra a "knockoff Mustang".
     
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    Follow your heart, not your head is my philosophy. I've traded down before and not regretted it.
     
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    If you try the Anderson and love it - yes!

    If you try the Anderson and are unsure or don't love it - no!

    In the latter case, you are just trading one problem for a more difficult version of the same problem.

    All assuming you don't need the $$. And that you "need" (ok, want) another guitar.
     
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  19. gregulator450

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    ^^^
    This right here could [and probably should] effectively end the discussion.
     
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    I'd stick with the ES-335.
     
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