[NGD] Holy Grail ES-335. Heaven on Earth.

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  1. inanevoyage

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    She’s a truly unique 335 out of Memphis. A 2011 with special dog-eared P90 pickups instead of the ’57 buckers, giving a hot bright sound. The Custom Shop gave it their coil-tap feature to limit the output on the pups on jazzy occasions. They did a run of these P90s in the ES semi-hollows a couple years ago and were a big hit. Hope they keep doing this going forward, but I got mine!

    It’s a nitro gloss top with satin maple neck and back. The best thing I can call her is responsive. Simply put, last night she did whatever I threw at her. You want to rough up the distortion? Add pick attack. Jack White would hate this guitar, because there is no battle with it. She does as she is told.

    The sustain is phenomenal on even the smallest plucks, making ghost notes sound better than I’ve ever been to pull off. (That technique is a work in progress for me). The action is low, fretboard fast – and now I’m only left with the issue of the axes that are going to go unplayed for the next six months.

    Her name is Betty. I am seriously not worthy. :bow
     
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    Wow! Very nice indeed
     
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    Love that wine red! congrats
     
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    Yes! A most beautiful guitar!
     
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    Welcome to the wonderfulness that is an ES-335!! I love mine!
     
  7. inanevoyage

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    Thanks!
     
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    Very nice! I do love P90s.
     
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    How do you engage the coil tap(s)? Are the tone controls push-pull pots or something?
     
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    Are those humbucker-sized dog ear P-90s? I need to find some of those...
     
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    Does she call you Al? :D

    Seriously, nice guitar man!

    p90's in a semi-hollow is full of win.

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    and beautiful to boot! Congrats on your NGD. :)
     
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    The volume controls. You just pull it out.
     
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    Congrats- very nice!

    If the Guitar is that sensitive and responsive regarding sustain, ghost notes, etc. now- it's going to be amazing in about a year 'cause it's not even broken in yet !

    I used to love the coil cuts on the 347 I had- single coils sound great on semi hollows IMO, but having true taps- actually reducing the windings/output with the switches is even cooler.
     
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    Beautiful. With this, you only really need one guitar.
     
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    Great guitar! also, you were on the first page of my reddit subscriptions today!
     
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    A 2011 and we're just hearing they did more of these in 2012?

    A nice one to have, congrats!
     
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    I feel gas coming on......got to get......one...ahh...mmman!
     
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    wilblee Hack sans shame Gold Supporting Member

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    What a beauty! Congratulations.
     
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    :omg
     
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