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

navin johnson

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i have an LP now, but if it had to be just or the other? it would be really hard. the last 335 i had was really nice. i needed money so i sold it
 

00JETT

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Les Paul for me, it did pretty much everything my 335 did, but my 335 would not do some of what the LP did. Just my fingers of course!
 

SgtThump

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Love me some Gibsons. 335s and LPs are both awesome. But I would definitely choose Les Paul. My R8 in particular. :)
 

axe4me

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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.

I bought my first Les Paul Std in 1980.......almost 15 years after I began to play guitar.
I sold it about 20 years ago.
I bought my first 335 when I was 16 in 1969.
I still have it.
I'm 62.
 

Braunzo

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Not a contest for me. I own the only Les Paul I have ever enjoyed playing. 335 for sure.
 

handtrix

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A Les Paul...what ? & what year ?
Like a Stratocaster is a Stratocaster, right ? nevermind :facepalm
My vote goes to the 335 family with a 340, then.

carry on.
 

mikefair

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Slight edge to a 335. A great dial in Les Paul does a thing, but 335s are more versatile. to me anyway.
 

Gallery

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Les Paul because it can do everything the 335 can, but the 335 will squeal before the LP when doing high gain... and this is coming from someone who uses a DG-335 for high gain because I love 335's.
 

Caribou

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My vote goes to the 335....I've had a 335 for 20 years-- it's a guitar that practically plays itself.
 

Dana Olsen

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For me, ES-335.

That said, a great Les Paul would work for me too. Josh Smith's Real Guitar Burst would work for me (GRIN - and for most of us!).

Thanks, Dana O.
 

joevacc

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Here is another vote for the 335.

You only hear two guitars motioned when people talk about 'versatile'; a Tele and an ES-335.
So, since a Telecaster is not on your list the logical choice is the Gibson! ;~)

Besides you can do the Les Paul thing to a large extent with 335 but not so much the 335 thing with a Les Paul.

All I can say is that once I got my 335 all of my poor, poor other guitars have been exiled to their cases! I feel deep guilt 'bout that. ha
I played the same Strat for 26 years until I got my 335. That poor, poor guitar, sits in waiting!!
Why pull out an acoustic when your 335 is sitting right there!!!!!! ;~)
I could go on...
 

joesnewmatch

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Both. Buy the best one you can find, first. Then save and buy the other. Done.

(And for me, it's a Collings, nt a true 335)
 




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