New gibson 335s from CME question?

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  1. misterg71

    misterg71 Supporting Member

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    The waiting is the hardest part! Hope you like yours as well as I like mine. :beer
     
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    Nice! Looks just like mine. Total winner!
     
  3. Don A

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    I'm loving my figured cherry ES-335 that I got a few months ago. My Tele is getting jealous! I might've said this before, but I never imagined getting my dream ES-335 while being able to keep my 1959 ES-225TD. This may sound a little over the top, but this deal made that dream come true.

    I'm so happy to hear other people loving theirs!
     
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    I don't know if it was promotion approval day for someone or what, but I have a black Gibson with no swirl marks... Didn't even know it was possible! The neck is pretty damn fantastic and it's a lively sounding guitar, unplugged... We will see tomorrow how I get along with the 57 classics as I hated them in my SG but enjoy them in my 175d quite a bit. I think there's one minor setup tweak I'll have to do but, out of the box, this thing was perfectly playable and nary an imperfection to be found :)
     
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    Got my 335 earlier today, but just now gonna have some free time to really play it.

    Here are a couple quick shots I took at unboxing
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    My first 335 ever. I am pleased:band
     
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    @morgan918 I also grabbed one of those, and it also hasn't shipped. Have you heard anything yet?
     
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    OMG... thats is a real beauty......
     
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    I opened up my Lucille this morning and she is goreous. Only "flaw" I could find was a tiny black spot in the binding on the headstock, nothing that bothers me at all. I can't wait to plug her in after work.

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  9. Tim Plains

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    What exactly does the CME warranty get you, one year? We don't
    get lifetime warranties here in Canada, so no biggie.

    I spoke with CME / Carl K yesterday and I'm going to buy a 335. Seemed like a good and straight forward guy. Has anyone else here dealt with him? Everyone seems to be dealing with Matt.
     
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    I worked with Joel, everything went smoothly.
     
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    '58 ?
     
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    my '63 Historic Burst. Love it!
     
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    So far, I've dealt with Tyler, Dan, Matt...all three have been cool and the process smooooth
     
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    I worked with Carl Kammin -- was fine. Straightforward. I also worked with Matt.
     
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    No, nothing yet. I might check in with them today.
     
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    Wow, that's a real looker! The wait is killing me.
     
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    My Gibson Memphis Floor Model CME family:

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    Quick question about the hardware on the non reissue 335's. Has anyone lowered the tailpiece from the stock configuration, which is raised up a bit, I am assuming to avoid a steep break angle? If so, it seems like the post is a large hex screw, as oppose to the traditional flat head, do you adjust it with a large allan wrench? I'm going to slap new strings on, lube the nut, tighten the bushings, and I am unsure if I am going to mess with it, since it plays so well, but I was still curious.
     
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    Congrats! My exact take on '57s

    Pics really don't do the Cherry Lucilles justice. Mine has some smoldering flame in the top that is more like a glow than a flame. Impressive from first look, to first feel, to unplugged resonance, and to plugged in heaven.
     
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    This one has a little bit darker tone to it than the Lightburst one did. That was a big plus for me, as is the fact that it’s not a real grainy top. I like plaintops to be more, well... plain. :) I can’t emphasise enough just how sweet of a deal these are. Can’t think that there’s a lot of these left to be had.
     
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