Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue

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  1. BillyK

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    Anyone own one or has played one?
    Reportedly, a very nice neck profile (for me!) not the thin profile most 335's have.

    Any info would be appreciated!
     
  2. BillyK

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    No love for this axe?
     
  3. rbisherw

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    I have a Historic 63 block. Mine has the thin profile.
    Fit and finish are great, and the thing sounds like heaven!

    Damn expensive (especially new) but worth the bucks IMHO.
     
  4. BillyK

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    Agreed. I love 335's, but that thin profile has always bugged me.

    I think the axe I am referring to is a special run for GC. I guess no one really knows anything about 'em!
     
  5. FredW

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    What is exactly is Gibson Memphis? I saw them for the first time the other day on MF private reserve.
     
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    Gibson opened up a plant in Memphis in the last 6 or so years. I'm not sure of the date. They've made various different models. I toured the plant there about 6 years ago and they were making the non LP solid bodies there for a while (SG, Explorer, Flying V, etc.).

    Now the Memphis plant is a branch of the custom shop and they make most of the laminated archtop guitars there. ES-335s, ES-175s, etc.

    http://www.gibsonshowcase.com/bealestreet/index.html

    :)
     
  7. karmadave

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    I own a '59 Historic ES-335. Neck shape is perfect. Not to big, not too thin...

    -KD
     
  8. BillyK

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    Thanks for the info guys. I think the Memphis '59 reissue at MF costs considerably less than an Historic 335.
     
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    I have 1998 ES-335 59 Re-Issue. It has the same exact neck as my 1999 Les Paul 59 Re-Issue. Which is a very comfy - full round neck.
    Very Nice Guitar! considerably nicer than any recent 335 I've played.
     
  10. BillyK

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    Good info - didn't know that Gibson had re-issued the '59 before. The LP profile is exactly what I'd like.
     
  11. Felipe

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    I have 2 brand new guitars from the Memphis Custom Shop, a cherry 355 and a natural '63 Historic 335.

    The 355 have what they call ES carve, which to me is pretty mainstream, almost like a PRS' wide fat, maybe a very little bit smaller. One of the best carves I've played.

    The 335 has the slimmer 60's carve, which has nothing to do with Les Paul Classic's slim carve. It's a much fatter than that. It's not slim. It's actually a regular C carve, less meat then the 355s, but still confortable. It's a fast neck, but not thin at all.

    BTW, both are amazing guitars!
     
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    Hey guys,

    Please someone can answer this question !

    How can i get this kinda tone like the sample for the Historic 1959 ES - 335 ?
    Would i get close with my R7 ( Darkburst / Crossroads ) .

    Thanks,

    mario
     

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