Saw a late 80's Gibson 335. I never see or think about this age of Gibson 335. What is the story on them? Quality? What would it have for pickups? Any advice for me?
I am probably in the minority, but I prefer the Bill Lawrence pickups to the Classic 57's if in fact that is what is in my 1989 335. My neck is also dead straight with a low action, more than I can say about many I see hanging in the store racks. I am very pleased, but I am not the original owner so I have no idea what has been changed. All I know is I am not changing anything in mine, and I consider myself kind of hard to please. I looked for years before I bought one, and I am not a Gibson fanboy. YMMV
Here's a pic of my 88'. The screws that mount the p/u to the p/u ring have a large head on them. I believe this is typical of guitars with the Bill Lawrence p/u's. The finish is nitro. There's a thread floating around here from a few months back where an employee of Gibson talks about the years 88-92 being years where Gibson made a big effort to get back to building quality guitars. They were also low production years.Re: p/u screws... not sure I understand. Can you post pics (or a link)?
What is the finish on your guitars?