• Supporting Membership Changes

    The Supporting Memberships are currently being updated moving forward.

    In order to coordinate giveaway drawings to the Supporting Members there will be a new alignment in the naming of the tiers. (Note: Non-Supporting (Basic) and Monthly Supporting Members can get into the drawings by mailing a postcard. Details on that will follow with a giveaway starting soon).

    The pricing for each Supporting Membership level remains the same though the naming of them will change. The privileges remain the same as current but with the new name. If you are a current Supporting Member, you will be upgraded automatically for the existing term of your Supporting Membership. We are introducing a new tier with new perks.

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    Supporting Membership Guide

    • Monthly Supporting Members will remain Supporting Members
    • Current annual Supporting Members will now be Silver Supporting Members. Perks and permissions remain the same
    • Current Silver Supporting Members will now be Gold Supporting Members
    • Current Gold Supporting Members will now be Platinum Supporting Members
    • A new level will be created - Double Platinum Supporting Members

    All memberships will now have the option to remain as non-recurring memberships or choose reccuring memberships moving forward. *Note: current memberships will NOT be changed to recurring memberships.

Are Historic 335's Better Than Late 60's 335's?


I sold a 1967 ES-335 when unemployed a couple years ago, and after finding work again, I decided to try my luck on a 2011 ES-345 as the replacement.

Not exactly apples to apples (or maybe it's like Granny Smiths to Honeycrisps), but although the '67 was excellent, I like the 2011 guitar even more. The wider neck is one thing, plus the tone and sustain are more to my liking with the 345. The stop tail (versus trapeze) is likely the main reason. Quality is excellent in both.

Tim Plains

Late '60s? Well, everyone knows everything Gibson made after Ted McCarty left was complete garbage.