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The price at Tundra music is $5200! That is pretty steep, since this guitar’s list price was $4500 when it was released.
I have a 2020 Nashville Satin Vintage 335, just curious of what you think about the Calibrated T-Type pick ups on the 345?
It was everything Gibson made with a Indian Rosewood fretboard from sometime around March 2012 until the end of the year. Gibson fretboards are 10mm thick and the Indian export law they violated, thanks to your Lacey Act, did not allow IR thicker than 6mm to be produced outside of their country...something like that anyways. That is why the laminated fretboard are 6mm and 4mm. My 335 has one and was made in May (I believe).Yes. For some portion of 2012, Gibson used a laminated (2-piece) rosewood fretboard, I think for all their guitars but almost certainly for Les Pauls. Among some here and in MLP, this has devalued their desirability.
I'm the one who wrote dreaded, not the guy you quoted.Oh no, not the dreaded 2012 fretboard issue that does not exist again! Let it go...
Good question. My only ‘hesitancy’ on buying the new 345 was around the T pickups as I had not played them before. I like them. A fan of the MHS, I find the Ts slightly brighter and maybe not quite as ‘full’ as the MHS (played thru a Carol-Ann HS2). That said, the 345 is a definite and versatile keeper.I have a 2020 Nashville Satin Vintage 335, just curious of what you think about the Calibrated T-Type pick ups on the 345?
How do they compare with your 335, do they sound different? I think they are new and just wondering what people opinions are on them.
Tundra had a listing up at one point of my 69 FCS strat with all of the original photos and serial number, etc.That's a beauty, leftybill. I'm a southpaw as well. I see a '63 model posted at Tundra Music, but many suggest to avoid dealing with them. Shady business.
Any info on the pickups for this model?
Careful, at least 2016-17s were MHS. Even though they are all " '63 Reissues", they were not all built and equipped exactly the same. So it will depend what year it was made as to the specs.Burstbucker
Crazy indeed. I jumped off the deep end bought a bunch, and to this day, I'm glad I did. Fortunately, the blowout was big enough and extended long enough that it gave me multiple chances over time to really give serious consideration to multiple purchases. It was not a "one shot now or never" situation. At first I was only going to buy one. If I only bought one, that would have been fine.That CME sale was crazy right? I remember when everyone was talking about that..should have jumped on it!
Vintage style 335 is my current guitar GAS. Those Throbaks are awesome. Bet they sound great in that guitar
Right, and well put. Yes, it was confusing not to mention the much more confusing Memphis use of the word "Custom" and even "Custom Shop"................
Most '63 RIs you find were made in Memphis. The typical '63 reissue is Memphis-made but Gibson Custom occasionally made ES guitars. Even the ES guitars that were made in Nashville by Gibson Custom began life in Memphis because the equipment needed to make the ES bodies did not exist in Nashville. It is a little confusing.
As was said, a warmer sound. There is a lot of dislike for them and some has to do with the new nylon not being like the old nylon. Interesting that the "other end" (the nut) is nylon with no complaints. I think it is important to note that from what I read from those that have and/or played both the originals and reissues is that like it or not, the reissues with nylon nut really does does nail the original sound. And that is the purpose of a reissue. You can replace the nylon, and many have. I have a 2016 ES-335 Premiere. It is built almost exactly like a '63 Reissue, has same MHS pups, but it has titanium saddles. It is definitely brighter. And I can see where some would say it is "better". But it is not as close to the vintage '63. So there are many of those critical of the nylon that wouldn't like the vintage as much either. Which is fine. That's why Gibson makes the other models too!What was the idea behind the nylon saddles?