Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B
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My number one and only.. (not counting my lap steels) One of the last Nashville A59 Dot Historics...
wow.. not sure.. I bought it new out of the box day 1...LOVE IT! I've been wanting a Blonde 335 for a LONG time now. I may have to hunt down a Nashville Historic 59 when the time finally comes! What is the price range on one of these?
Big love for 333's, I had nearly the same experience with nearly the same guitar. Gibson 335's have a certain tone to them, and none of the copies I've played or owned have that exact tone or feel. I bought my 333 blind off ebay, changed the pickups and added a pickguard, and am TOTALLY happy with it. Total ES-3XX bliss after decades of searching. This 333 is better sounding than many 335's I've played, lighter and more resonant. Whenever we hit the studio, my band mates always insist I bring the 333 as it records so well. Our sound guys have all remarked on how good it sounds.Sorry to barge into the thread.....but if there's a little love for the step-child here, here's my ES-333. I looked high and low for a 335, yet never could quite find one that felt "right" in my hands. To make matters worse......I've lusted after a 335 since I was about 14 years old, when the guitar player in my High School band had a Lyle 335 style, in Red of course.
I attended a local Guitar Show near S.F. last year, and as I was walking by a booth, I saw this 333, picked it up.....and Whammo! I added the pickguard, and some Lollar Imperial Low-winds. So...for under $1400 total....I finally found "it" ...LOL
That doesn't sound too bad given the used price of an R9, and there are tons of those around! I guess I will have to save up. Might be easier to do when my car is paid off in a few months.wow.. not sure.. I bought it new out of the box day 1...
I would have to guess $3,500 - $3,800? I would not sell mine for $5K..
Here is a guy selling a Nashville Historic dot 335 in sunburst.. looks like a very fair price...
Don't know him.. happened to see it.. YMMV.. yada yada..