Would you sell this Gibson 335 for this?

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  1. g335

    g335 Member

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    Hello

    I have a chance to get a Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. I have been waiting over 5 years to be able to buy one.

    Would you sell this Gibson 335 in order to buy the Chet Atkins? It is a 1999 Limited Edition Translucent Blue with black binding.
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  2. Jura

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    If Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is what you want, than sure..
     
  3. rockstarjay

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    If that was my Es-335 you'd have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. Especially if you've played it for the last 10 years.

    But I don't play fingerstyle. CG is all about fingerstyle.
     
  4. pcovers

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    I'd sell if I wanted the Chet guitar more.
     
  5. jeffwith1f

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    I'd say you're looking at a trade for pretty much comparable instruments. Differences in value are more than offset by whatever your personal preference is.

    I have both a 335 and a Tennesean. I like them both. The tennesean (and I suspect the Country Gent) will be lighter as instead of a maple block I believe they used "Chromyte" (which is what Gibson calls Balsa).

    Don't let that sour you on it, it's not like a flimsy toy airplane wing, it's a large solid block of wood, and I suspect the Maple is what makes many 335's deceptively heavy. The Balsa center block rings nice.

    The Country Gent will also have a longer scale length than the 335. If you find you prefer the Fender Scale length, this may be to your liking. Personally I prefer the shorter scale, although when I play my Tennesean, I don't get a sense of the strings being tigher, but I do have less intonation problems though.

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  6. LTE

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    Buy the Country Gentleman and if you don't like it, sell it to me.

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    I personally would love to get a Chet guitar.
     
  7. paul1122

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    I want to keep everything, and not have the felling that I let the perfect guitar get away. Beg, borrow, but don't steal. Keep both if you can.
     
  8. GCDEF

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    I don't get sentimentally attached to guitars, but occasionally you run into one that you should just never sell. That 335 looks like one of those guitars.
     
  9. bazooka47

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    I have a 345, and I also used to own an Orange Country Gent.

    Gents are cool guitars (does it have the Bigsby?) and the longer scale length appeals to me. I would probably go for it. 335s are awesome guitars, but they can be found everywhere.
     
  10. motorcitychick

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    Keep the Gibson, because it is a limited edition and it would be hard to replace.
     
  11. mojocaster.com

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    I love my Chet, even though I have had to put her up in the emporium. I have owned many Gibbies, and it's by far my favorite of the bunch.

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    then again, i am a huge Chet fan :)
     
  12. Gibfenderson

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    Keep the 335..... you are going to miss it when it is gone.
     
  13. axe4me

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    Keep the 335.
    Find some way to buy the Chet.
    Have both.
    No regrets.
    'Cept the cash layout (maybe).
     
  14. Sadhaka

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    There's one for sale in a shop in Sydney, Australia if you're that keen. Dead mint condition...

    PM me if you want me to get you some data.
     
  15. g335

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    So everyone thinks that I should keep it? This guitar must be rare.

    I will think about it hard and see if I can get the money without selling the guitar.
     
  16. XKnight

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    Get what you really want. Life's too short to wonder what if.
     

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