Gibson ES 335 Fat Neck Vs. Historic

bluehugh2

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Does anyone know where the "Fat Neck" Es 335 sits in terms of construction... does it have a long neck tenon like the Historics, for example? Are these guitars beyond the quality of a stock 335???
 

ssdeluxe

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Hi Hugh, happy new year !............(p.s. you gotta buy that 59 345 ...my dream gtr, then break the neck and sell it to me !!!!! lol :crazyguy, gawd, I'm outpriced , but that one looks perfect !)

to your question: I've played a few of the new fatneck 335's, and I wasn't really liking it as much as the historic ones Ive tried, I think they can be very nice, but I think I would have to play quite a few to find the "ringer".

although the recent ones actually have the best looking dimensions (correct horn arch/shape/body depth...etc), some of them had bits of wood bouncing around inside the f-hole and sort of "orange peel like thick finsih" ,course dry fretboards/sharp fret edge, again, I may be over critical, but these are not cheap and I would expect better.

they have sort of a longer tenon, but its not as large as the historic and does not go as far in, and I believe the build process differs in terms of how they set the angle of the necks.

as far as quality compared to regular 335's, I would say pretty much the same. I like the bigger necks over the taper versions, so that is a plus if you find one you bond with .

having said all this. I don't find the new historics that exciting either., generally I think the es3x5 line is slipping in quality much more than say the les paul line, imho....ymmv.!
take care Hugh
 

ssdeluxe

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I definately didn't mean to sound over-negative (mighted sounded that way), I was just a bit put-off I think because of the sticker shock/quality issue's ratio that I experienced. There for sure are nice ones to be had.

did you see that real deal 59 345 in the emporium ???~!!!! oh boy !! :crazy:crazy:crazy:drool
 




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