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I recently bought a cherry Gibson ES-335 '63 reissue and I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to put a bigsby on it.
If I could only have one, no Bigsby. In the last few months I've had an uncontrollable urge to have a Bigsby hollow\semi hollow. I haven't had much luck finding one that will stay in tune though. I'll keep looking.
A Towner bar is a better use of the tailpiece sockets. Better looking and much more functional. I have one with a B3 on an Epiphone Dot and it works exactly as intended. I prefer it over the built in tension bar on a B12, B5 or B7.I like having a Bigsby...just as long as it doesn't have one of those ugly "custom made" plates on it to cover the stop bar holes.