335 appreciation thread

The 335 is such a versatile guitar. I play mostly Americana/indie/classic rock stuff and it is perfect. It’s articulate and it can scream. Upper fret access is a breeze. Might be the most comfortable guitar to play sitting down. What a joy.

This is my ebony 59 reissue from the Nashville custom shop.




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Mine is a simple epi ibg, with some imperials, treble bleeds, and some minor fretwork after a couple years, but it is the best sounding guitar I own through my rig.
I’m a huge fan.
Being as it’s just a cheapy too. I have zero reservations about playing live, thrashing it, and leaving it in the pile of the rest of my bandmates equipment before or after the set.
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Here’s a few of mine, great guitars!

Turquoise Faded Figured, 70’s Walnut, ‘63 Reissue Hand Select

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Faded Figured Light Burst

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Historic Burst ‘63 Reissue

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And for good measure, a 355 Natural

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These are real nice too! BB King Lucille

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Let’s not forget the “Little Brother”…lol! 339 Historic Burst Custom Shop

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339 USA Sunset Burst

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Mine is a simple epi ibg, with some imperials, treble bleeds, and some minor fretwork after a couple years, but it is the best sounding guitar I own through my rig.
I’m a huge fan.
Being as it’s just a cheapy too. I have zero reservations about playing live, thrashing it, and leaving it in the pile of the rest of my bandmates equipment before or after the set.
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I've got an IBG too. They've upped their game. I slightly upgraded mine but the guitar had good bones.
 
The 335 is "essential" for me - I'll have one until I can't pick one up any longer.

My current one is a recent Original Collection model. Before that, I had a 58RI for a number of years. The combination of the enormous (I have pretty small hands - maybe not that pretty) neck and some cash flow problems at the time, I traded it for my current one plus some cash. The 58RI was a stupendous guitar but the new one is everything I need.
 
Both acquired last year . . .

2000 limited-edition natural (Seth Lover pickups):
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2018 blueberry burst (Burstbucker 1 neck, Burstbucker 2 bridge):
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For playing the kind of jazz-side blues I started playing three or four years ago, these two guitars are perfect. Especially played through my Fender Twin Reverb Tone Master. I'd even think of swapping one of my four beloved Les Pauls to get a third ES-335.
 
I think 335s and 345s are the most beautiful guitars ever made. While I have moved on to other guitars, I still have a soft spot for well-made ES guitars.

A few of mine from over the years:

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Mind if I sneak a 339 in?

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Stock photo of my old 345 no varitone:

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While I've owned plenty of other ES guitars, these were my favorites.

Hope you all enjoy yours! Keep on rockin'!

The 345 no varitone is one of my favorite models Gibson ever made. Yours is gorgeous!
 
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