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ES-335 CRR Upgrades

caseyolmberg

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I came across one of these and heard they are somewhat rare. Can anyone tell me a bit about them?

Also can anyone suggest good replacement pickups for an ES-335?
 

bluesjuke

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Welcome to the Gear Page Casey!

What's a CCR?

I prefer Gibson Classic 57's in my 35's and other Gibsons.
 

caseyolmberg

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Thanks a lot for the suggestions.

I believe CRR stands for "Country Rock Regular" but I could be very wrong. Serial Number says it's a 79. It's got Dirty Fingers in it and a brass nut but that's about all I know. I'm just not sure if I should replace some parts or let it be if it's a rare jem.
 

bluesjuke

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If it indeed is all original and almost 30 years old (man I'm getting old if '79 is that far back!) I would keep it that way.
 

gadzooka

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I owned a '79 CRR from 1985 to about 1999; though I didn't play for many of those years. You're right, CRR= "Country Rock Regular". I have read in several places on the web that 300 CRRs were produced between 1979 and 1980. I wouldn't feel bad about replacing the pickups with something like 57 Classics. You can always put the Dirty Fingers back. I'd also change the plastic parts to black. The creme looks funny to me against those dark sunbursts. Either way, I hope you enjoy it!

PS - I still remember my serial was 71189108. For sentimentality's sake, I'd love to know where it ended up.
 




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