335 Players-Any Experience with this one??

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  1. michael.e

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    Love to know too...
    looks like a great concept
     
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    Isn't this an es-330? From the 60's?
     
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    No, the ES-330 is fully hollow and the body joins at the 17th fret instead of the 19th. This is the special edition 335 that Musicians Friend offers. Center block with p-90s.
     
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    No, I think the 330 had the trapezoid tailpeice like a Casino because it was fully hollow. This looks like a semihollow 335 with p-90s. That should be a sweet sounding guitar.

    LOL. Onswah beat me to it
     
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    No it's from a run of P90 335s that Musicians Friend or someone like that had done last year. I think they look very cool too. I once installed Lindy Fralin P90s that fit in a HB nickel cover into a 335 and it sounded fantastic. This guitar looks even better - love the dog-ear P90s. P90s work really well in a 335 and I really don't know why they don't pursue the idea more.

    I currently have a "fat-neck" 335 and would LOVE to have an identical guitar with dogear P90s.
     
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    Heritage makes a similar guitar for Wolfe Guitars in Florida. Very interesting.....
     
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    No, but I sure would like to! I think P-90's in a 335 are a match made in heaven!
     
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    I played one and it sounded great. I dig fat necks as well and this neck did not feel THAT skinny. It was thinner than a '59, but it was nowhere near that gawdawful '70's skinny.
    Emee
     
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    Micheal- A guy named John who plays with some guys I know in Santa Cruz called the Voodudes bought a 335 that looks similar to that one last year.

    I thought the harp player told me he got it at Guitar Center but I can't swear it wasn't Showcase. Whether it's the exact same model or not would be pretty easy by dropping by the Crow's Nest or around town to one of their gigs. If any more info comes my way I'll let you know.
    Gary
     
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    Hey Gary,
    Thanks. The guitar sounded great through the Supersonic [clean] and the AC-30 [cleanish]. Huge variety of tones.

    I am thinking for more of a rock machine and it delivers.


    Emee
     
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    I have one in Vintage Sunburst...AWESOME!!! I play it thru a Gibson GA20-RVT. Great retro blues tone. It wasn't done for Musicians Friend..My local dealer called me and told me had had one coming in...They were a limited run model..
     
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    It should be noted that late model ES330s had necks that attached at the 19th fret instead of the 17th fret of most of the run.
     
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    Haven't see that before, but I like it!
     
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    I ve had a 59 original stop tail 335 dot modified like that in 63 with a set of 90 ...
    in a way what a shame for the collector's part but on the other hand the guitar was a killer player and amazing sounding .
    It was a lot more dynamic and somehow more responsive than my 330 / 60 and A LOT less feedback. It s hard to describe the sound but it was a tad closer to a solid body than the 330 also due to the centerblock i guess :
    I bet these sound great if you change the pick ups on em and put a good set of Sheptones in em ! Modern P90 and let alone gibson P100 usually sound like crap to my taste anyways.
    For the record the good news was that he kept the original PAF and sold em to me with the 335 very cheap. Few years after I found out they were double white :D Wish i d have kept some pictures of this 335 P90
     
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    oh yes a lil of topic but one of the very 1st proto of 335 than a friend has in his private collecting ( will post pix if you want ) has 3 (!!!!) P90 and center block.
     
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    Think of an LP junior with increased resonance...that is what it sounds like.

    Any 335 design w/ higher output P-90s is a force to be reckoned with. GREAT resonance, high fidelity, and you'll be sure to love it.

    Watch out for feedback. Single coil + semi hollow. That would probably be the only drawback, but a slight one at most.

    Great guitar. If it weren't for the astronomical 335 prices, I would pick one up.
     
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    Just in the wish stage right now. Hopefully the guitar will still be around in a couple of months.

    Emee
     
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    I played one recently and it was suprisingly good, but @ almost $3k a player 60's es335, or an early 80's Dot reissue is within reach. If I came across one used I'd grab it though.
     

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