opinions on this 335...

PGrant

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It says "authentic vintage" and "No Repairs" yet no mention to the fact that the tuners have been changed.
 

Flogger59

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Ridden hard and put away wet. It's a 1967 or later 335 that was converted from a trapeze tailpiece to a stop tailpiece mounted too far forward, and the keys are changed to Grovers.
 

jimpridx

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Ridden hard and put away wet. It's a 1967 or later 335 that was converted from a trapeze tailpiece to a stop tailpiece mounted too far forward, and the keys are changed to Grovers.
Yeap......my thoughts, too.
 

snarkle

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Ridden hard and put away wet. It's a 1967 or later 335 that was converted from a trapeze tailpiece to a stop tailpiece mounted too far forward, and the keys are changed to Grovers.
My thoughts as well. Might be worth taking a look at anyway if you're looking for a player and not a collector's item. (Especially if the price is flexible.) The sparkling burgundy finish is not that common, and most guitars that have been played that hard have something going on.
 

Tstyle

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Thanks fellas. I am going to see the guitar on wed. I am looking for a player, not an investment, and the first thing that struck me when I saw the pics, was that someone played it a lot, and hard. No headstock repair either, although that doesn't seem to bother some folks.

I will report back.

T.
 

TRGuy

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First thing I noticed was the ad said "No repairs". Yet it has a very obvious headstock repair.

I mean theyre decent guitars but thats not one thats been looked after.
 

stormin1155

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First thing I noticed was the ad said "No repairs". Yet it has a very obvious headstock repair.

That's what I thought at first too, but when you enlarge the picture you can see that is just the way the finish is worn that makes it look that way.
 

Gearaddict

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I'd take a pass on that relic. If it's a player just buy a reglar new Gibson 335. And you won't have any "issues". i.e. worn frets, binding headaches, twisted necks, yada yada yada. Looks like a real POS to me and certainly not worth 3K. YMMV :nuts
 

pattste

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I would totally pass on this one. The price is outrageous, in my opinion.
 






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