1959 Gibson ES 345 in da house!

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  1. CDaughtry

    CDaughtry Member

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    I just picked up this incredible guitar. Man....it is so toneful. The bridge pickup measures 8.4 and the neck is 8.1. Just a perfect combination. The Varitone has been bypassed, so it's set up just like a 335. I took it to band practice last night and WOW!
    I can't get enough of this thing!:D
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  2. Lex Luthier

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    Very nice, Charlie!
     
  3. Patrick Ginnaty

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    It's a beaut, Charlie!

    I LOVE my 335.
     
  4. Dave Orban

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    Sweet...!

    I had one just like it back in the early 70s. Wonder where it is now...? LOL!
     
  5. Slaphappy

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    Sweet...........I had one like that without the 6 pos switch............nice guitars!!!


    :) :) :)
     
  6. tonedaddy

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    Sweet-looking guit, CD!
    Congrats!!
    :dude
     
  7. B Vance

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    Beautiful! It's a keeper for sure. It looks to be in A+ shape too.
     
  8. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    Jeez Charlie, that's just beautiful! Terriffic condition too.

    Does it sound like a million bucks?

    Congrats, Dana btw, I have a '59 ES-335 - Sweet!
     
  9. GuitarG

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    Incredible guitar Charlie. Congratulations. Hit a note and bend it for me.
     
  10. hogy

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    That's my old guitar. Congrats, Charlie.

    Hogy
     
  11. CDaughtry

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    Yeah...Kerry was telling me about that Hogy. Sounds like I've got an awful lot of good Coon Ass vibe on this guitar fo' sure!:dude By the way...it sounds pretty damn good through my Komet!:RoCkIn
     
  12. BluesForDan

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    nice one, charlie. I saw that one for sale, and would have sold a kidney for it in a heartbeat.
     
  13. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Great guitar Charlie!

    I picked up an early 2000s 335 which I like, but it just doesn't sound "mature". Now your guitar on the other hand....

    I've got to get a napkin....I'm droolin' :AOK

    stratzrus
     
  14. DonW

    DonW Velocity Town Angel Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice catch! It looks like it drips tone. Congrats!
     
  15. trisonic

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    Nice piece, Charlie.

    You know I think a good ES335 is way more dynamic and useful than a Les Paul - I just can't get use to the body size, not much bigger but enough.
    I've got a nice ES335 sitting in its' case in the basement - sounds beautiful but I never touch it unfortunately, I should move it on to someone who will play it more.

    Best, Pete.
     
  16. HHB

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    wow, jaw dropping cool! congrats
     
  17. CDaughtry

    CDaughtry Member

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    Pete,
    It's funny. For years, I thought a 335 or a 345 was an "old man's" guitar, so I would refuse to play them out in public when we gigged. Then one day I looked in the mirror and realized I was an old man!:jo
     
  18. AtomEve

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    Thats funny Charlie:)

    So what are your thoughts about the differences and similarities between a 59 Burst and a 59 ES345 (335)?
     
  19. The Golden Boy

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    Charlie, don't be too hard on yourself, you're "reliced." :D


    BTW, beautiful guitar!!
     
  20. kev

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    Oh mercy, that is a beautiful guitar! Congrats!
     

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