ES-335 with 25 1/2" scale?

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  1. MVrider

    MVrider Member

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    Along the same line as the "Les Pauls with 25 1/2" scale".... anybody make a "335" with the longer 25 1/2" scale?
     
  2. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    In no way would I call it a 335 (it's a true hollow body, for one, and for two, has single coils) but my '67 Hagstrom Viking I is a pretty cool axe (pic below). You might dig a 'bucker-equippped Viking II (second pic).

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    Hamer Echotone.

    Chinese (used to be Korean) Dot copy.
     
  4. K-man

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    Although not a 335 copy, the Hamer Monaco is also 25-1/2" scale.
     
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    Thanks guys! Any more? FYI, I am looking for a set-neck.
     
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    I _love_ the Johnny A, but it is fully hollow unlike the 335.
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Throw a couple of sound posts in there... ;)

    It is a bit different, owing to a thicker, SOLID top, smaller sound chamber, carved/routed back and sides, etc., so it's behavior is somewhere between a 330 and a 335 (more towards a 335), with a bit of a nod to an LP.
     
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    kingsleyd Frikkin genyus Gold Supporting Member

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    As in THIS...

    http://www.lilypix.com/photos/showpic.php?aid=3501&uuid=480&pid=55412

    ...I think it's more of a different way around finding the midpoint between an ES-175/295 and a Les Paul. To me, it feels and sounds more like either of those guitars than it feels or sounds like an ES-3x5.

    However you slice it, it's a great instrument. IMO, of course.
     
  10. Marty s Horne

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    You can still find used Fender Starcasters pretty cheap; semi-hollow and 25 1/2" scale but I think they're bolt-ons.
     
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    The Hamer website has the Echotone and the Monaco listed as 24 3/4 scale length. Did this use to be different?
     
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    I had a MIK Hamer Echotone that measured 25 1/2 " from the nut to the bridge. Is that the proper way to measure the scale?
     
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    The Monaco and Monaco III are 25-1/2". The Monaco Elite is 24-3/4".

    The Echotone is 24-3/4".
     
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    I don't know if it's an error on the web site or if it changed, but my Korean Echotone is definitely 25 1/2. I actually bought it thinking it was 24 3/4, like the 335, but it felt stiff to me when I put 11's on it. Sure enough, it's 25 1/2" scale.
     

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