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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by TNJ, Jul 28, 2006.


  1. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    looks great! good price!
     
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    Nice!! So you're back in the 335 fold. If I recall, you had a natural one you sold a couple of years ago for like $1800, right?
     
  5. TNJ

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    I did move a blondie back to her original owner around that time.
    The price, as usual, escapes me.
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    very nice... I recently rejoined the 335 fold as well with my black 355. Nothing plays and sounds like a Gibson ES-3X5 guitar... great stuff, enjoy.
     
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    absolutely beautiful. Stunning, even. Good for you :)
     
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    Sweet! Congrats, Jato!
     
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    Thats beautiful..
     
  11. TNJ

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    Thanks everyone...
    One question...does the pickguard size seem appropriate for a '59 reissue?
    Did they put shorter guards on some, and longer guards on others?
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    Nice!!!


    In regards to the pickgaurd...I'm no expert, but at first glance I thought, "He's right! It looks kinda short." I walked across the room and pulled out mine, and turns out it's exactly the same. Either both of ours are too short, or exactly right.;)

    I'm still talking about pickgaurds here.
     
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    Is this a Historic reissue (fat neck, etc), or something else? What type of tuners are on it?

    It looks sweeeeeeeet!
     
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    Nice guit. Mine is incoming also, though I've had it 10 years. A '66, repaired headstock, great sound and almost unplayable frets. Finally kicked my butt into dropping it off at Dave's Sound yesterday. After delaying like that, I probably don't deserve to have such a guitar. Can't wait to get it back in playing shape.
     
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    It's advertised as a '59 reissue. It has Grover tuners. The seller tells me the neck is a bit on the lean side for a '59, but too fat for the '63...somewhere in between. If that is the case, I'd be fine with it.
    I'll let you all know next week.
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    I bet the wait is killin' ya! :) Nice axe! I hope it plays like a dream for you!
     
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    Nice guitar... but judging from the pictures it looks to me like a USA production ES 335 "Dot" Reissue and not a '59 Historic ES 335. The "Dot" Reissue's have the shorter pickguard, Grover tuners, and a more highly flamed body. The "Dot" reissues also have a thinner 60's neck profile. Also, I believe the serial numbers on the Historic ES 335 are "inked" on whereas the "Dot" reissue serial numbers are stamped into the wood.
     
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    The Custom Shop 59 models have the Kluson style tuners.
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    Yep...
    Looks like a Dot Neck (USA) alright.
    That's o.k.
    The price range is still good for a flamey '04 ES335 made in Memphis.
    If the neck is playable, and it sounds good, I'll keep her.
    If not...I'll ship her back and continue my search.
    Thanks for the help guys.
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    The USA "Dot" 335's are great guitars! I have Blonde 1995 model and it's a fantastic axe! Congrats!

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