You can only have one - ES-335 or LP?

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  1. Andrew.

    Andrew. Member

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    If you had the money for only one iconic Gibson electric, which would you go with and why? Les Paul or ES-335?
     
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  2. gkoelling

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    I'd buy a Heritage Prospect.


    Oh...uh...never mind.
     
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  3. Texsunburst59

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    Not if,but 335 for sure.
     
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  4. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    This is a hard one.............
     
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  5. woof*

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    335.
    Because you have to play 100's of les pauls to find a great one that doesn't weigh 9 lbs...... and be able to afford it.
     
  6. blackba

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    This one is easy to me, but I am a rocker. For me its a les Paul. The les Paul just has the punch you want for hard Rock. A les Paul studio was my third guitar. Today I have two les Pauls and just last year got an es-339. That said, I play the es-339 more than the les Pauls due to the light weight and it being better for p&w with the additional airiness under the notes.
     
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  7. monkmiles

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    335. More versatile for what I play.
     
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  8. sws1

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    I have 5 LPs, 1 LP jr, and 1 ES-335.

    My votes have already been counted.
     
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    I have 3 335's and 9 Les Pauls.

    335 gets the nod.
     
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  10. edward

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    I think it's predictable who'll say what: LP guys and 335 guys are pretty loyal to their own style and feel. For me, LP all the way

    Edward
     
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  11. Flyin' Brian

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    Yup

    Never owned a Les Paul. Had a 335. Had a Guild Starfire. Still have the Prospect and will have it as long as I play.
     
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    I never sold a 335.
    I had over 20 Les Pauls at one time.
    I'm at 9 LP's now.
     
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  14. Marris Otter

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    I haven't had to sort through quite so many Lesters to find one that I like, but it did take me twenty years of trying. On the other hand, I've had only one Heritage 535 and we've been together for twenty years.
     
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    Take a look at my avatar. :D

    Haven't owned a Les Paul for at least 15 years.

    Had some sweet ones but been a 335 kind of guy for a long time now.
     
  16. orogeny

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    another vote for the 339
    :cool:
     
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    LP. I just can't get used to the body size of the 335. As a compromise I got the ES Les Paul and that has done a great job of filling my semi hollow needs.
     
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    Air is good, 335. You can do singer songwriter stuff and play in a band with a semi
     
  20. cap10kirk

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    Easy...a Les Paul. I've had both, can't get along with the body size of the 335. The heavier it is, the better it is to me, I'd be perfectly happy with a 70's Deluxe gold top with overwound P90's swapped in.
     

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