New Gibson ES-335 on its way... :)

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  1. No Code 5

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    http://images.misupply.com/products/originalzoom/Gibson/43243.jpg

    Pretty much half price. I had a $1,000 credit at an online dealer through some sort of online giveaway... so I decided to kick in the remainder and get a new 335.

    I love the black color, very cool. Plus, it is the same finish and model as my old 335. I got rid of it in some gear transaction, but I always wanted another.

    It is supposed to be here early next week. I can't wait to break it in. Hopefully, they send a good one. I am a little leary getting a guitar without playing it, but they have a 45 day return window. So, I can put it through its paces, and then determine if its a keeper.

    Anyone have experience with the new Gibson semi-hollows? How is the quality lately?

    I will have to break out some Chuck Berry riffs.
     
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    I bought a 336 about 8 months ago and i am totally in love with it. the only problem that i have had with it is that the toggle switch is a little sensitive, the wires tend to get a little loose at first and even a little dirty. other than this what a great guitar, congrats on your buy!
     
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    Thanks, I looked at the 336 as well. In the end, I like the big size of the 335. I still remember the feeling of my old guitar reverberating against me while digging in for a lead. I was worried the smaller body wouldn't give that same level of musical feedback.

    Plus, as a big guy, I like the big guitars. My acoustic is a J-200. Sometimes, smaller guitars look like a toy on me when playing with my band. :p

    So, the fit and finish was all up to par with the 336?
     
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    Congrats -- 335s are timelessly cool.
     
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    You found me. It's nice to have our own discussions on the Message Pit. Notice, I don't use the PJ related name over there. I feel it would be overkill.

    Thanks again.

    The waiting drove me mad. :)
     
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    You'll love it. I have a '93 Dot reissue (sunburst) and vintage '67 (cherry). I love them both!!
     
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    It is supposed to arrive today... I hope the Fed Ex man is being nice to it.
     
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    I've had my 2000 model since 2001. Great player and absolutely no quality issues, it's perfect.

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    I dig that finish... black binding and block inlays... very cool.

    I keep checking out my windows to see if the FedEx truck has pulled up at the office... no luck yet. I guess it is in the afternoon delivery.

    It's only 95 here in Houston for a high temperature today... that's good for a guitar isn't it?
     
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    Good thought... fortunately, small objects in a large heat sink, like a box in a large office, lose heat much more efficiently than they gain heat.

    Damn it. I am talking like an engineer, I am not supposed to do that on the guitar page. :)

    I give myself about 10 minutes of patience before I just open it up.
     
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    Luckily we don't have those sort of issues over here. Although, must admit it has been hot the last few days. Good luck with your new buy.
     
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    I bought a new 335 a few months ago. Best one I've owned so far, including my historic. Killer guitar.
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    Is that the light burst finish?

    All these pictures are making me wish I had ordered a color other than black. Really beautiful guitars!


    Maybe I will use that return option to get some flame headed my way.
     
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    True enough... you just made up for the "wait three days" buzz kill post. :)

    I agree, I picked out the black. The stock photos of any guitar do not do it justice. You can't see the great details and shine that you see in person or in a good picture.
     
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    Yeah, he plays an LP.
     
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    It arrived...

    First impressions...

    There is not much of an Arch to the top. My '99 model had much more of an arched top and back... this has a very flat profile...

    Also the neck is quite a bit different... not very fat at all, but wide. Almost like a new Gretsch neck, but not that skinny. Again, quite a bit different than my '99 which had a more rounded back.

    The nut looks to be cut a little shallow for the heavier strings, otherwise all the construction and fit is very good. I am disapointed in the overall shape of it... not what I was hoping for.

    The real test will be once I can plug it in. Details to come.
     
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    Yes indeedy. That's lightburst.
     
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    Great color! I'm jealous. I couldn't find one in blue when I bought mine, but that color looks the business.
     
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    What is the neck profile like on your guitar? Is it wide but thin? I am still suprised by this although I am sure it is just an adjustment from the Fender U shape on my tele...
     
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    It's the 60s slim taper profile. It doesn't feel especially wide to me for a Gibson...silmilar to most Gibsons I've played / owned. It's on the thin side.
     

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