335, The One Guitar Most Guitarists Have Only ONE Of

jpurcell

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I have a '67 6 string and a '68 12 string 335. Bought the 12 string used in 1970 and the 6 string about 20 years ago.
 

HTSMetal

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One is certainly all I could hope to afford...and that was only thanks to the CME Blowout, now spoken of only in hushed and reverent tones befitting the legend it has become!

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GenoVox

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I used to gig with 2 of everything... just for backup

2 Strats, 2 Les Pauls, 2 amps (often exactly the same model)

But never 2 335s (or any semi-hollow), because I never really got into them until after my gigging days
 

Chops

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I have a Gibson ES-355 and a Collings I-35LC, so that’s two double-cutaway semi-hollow bodies with humbuckers. Also have an Epiphone Casino but that’s a different kind of thing.
 

musicman1

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A 76 335 was my first good gtr. I still have it. I changed the trap tailpiece to a stop. Pickups are Duncan’s. Schaller M6 tuners and now has a tusq nut. It’s been re fretted too. I don’t play it often actually. Once I started playing solid body gtrs when I was a full time musician I never really used the 335 w any regularity again. It’s great for a lot of different styles of music but it is heavy and hangs oddly on a strap. I don’t think it’s a lot better or different than having a good lp standard or even a Tele.
 

mdubya

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I have two ES 335s and an MIK Epi Sheraton. And an ES 330, also.

'59 RI - fat neck with warm and sweet MHS pickups.
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Dot Reissue - Slim neck with bright and raunchy Tom Holmes H450/455 which sweeten right up with volumes and tones rolled back.
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These two could not be more different for being so similar. I love both.
 

MisterTV

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I have two 335s (1979, 1990), both purchased used at different times when they weren’t fetching premium prices.
 

aquanaut

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I gigged and recorded for 40 years, went on the road many times and only brought 1 335 and a Strat. Left the Les Paul at home unless it was a local gig. Never felt the need for 2 of any guitar. If I had to do a lot of slide work that required open tuning, I'd leave one tuned that way and use the other guitar for regular playing.
Never understood duplicates.
 

juxtapolice

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Interesting observation. I indeed have one 335 and that feels like enough. I do, however, would like a 330 down the road, pretty different beast though
 

romiso

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I also don't have any duplicates in my collection, so never felt the urge to have multiple 335s - in fact I have a hard time justifying having a 335, SG and LP at the same time! But here's mine - a 58RI with a massive neck that I adore. It pairs well with my slim-necked SG.

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BigDoug1053

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I bought a mid 80s Dot reissue in tobacco sunburst but just never bonded with it, so it got sold in between marriages. When I wanted a semihollow in the 20teens, I went with Gretsches and recently with a CS-356...
 




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