Gibson releases new Rusty Anderson signature ES-335

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  1. Maccadude33

    Maccadude33 Senior Member

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    Being a regular visitor of Wildwood's new arrivals page, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Gibson has released a new signature ES-335 for none other than Rusty Anderson. For those of you who don't know him, he's been Paul McCartney's lead guitarist for the past decade or so, give or take a few years. He almost always sports a natural ES-335 at Macca's concerts, and I always liked the look of it. Looks pretty slick! Although it also looks like a run-of-the-mill reissue to me. Perhaps that's a good thing. (Link should work as long as they have that particular guitar listed on their site. There is one other one up for sale too.)

    Here's a picture of it:
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    I'm not a huge fan of signature models, but you have to admit, between the Chris Cornell, Kirk Douglass, and now this sig, they're doing a good job of putting out some classy guitars. Why can't I go a day without GAS? :laugh2:
     
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    MiniB Senior Member

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    Actually a pretty normal price as far as these models go, too. Pretty nice.
     
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    christophervolume Senior Member

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    very cool. i'll say it again, gibson it giving sigs to some cool players as of late. rusty doesn't get enough credit for his jazz playing. check it out.
     
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    Maccadude33 Senior Member

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    I heard he and Brian Ray put out solo material. I'll check it out at some point.

    I agree, it's priced fairly well. Too bad I don't have that kind of dough lying around! xD
     
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    With "Classic 57" pickups instead the newer "Custom Bucker" but what might be the "Custom Neck Profile"?
     
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    Maccadude33 Senior Member

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    Great question. If I had to guess, possibly something between a 50s and 60s neck?
     
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    MiniB Senior Member

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    From the wildwood measurements (before it was removed), it seems pretty similar to the '30k over 60' profile they have on other guitars...which is slightly thicker than a slim 60's.
     
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    bigsnaketex Senior Member

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    Has anyone played one of these yet? They've gotten great reviews but I haven't been able to find one to play and was wondering if anyone else has - and what they thought?!
     
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    I've had my eye on those, as well as the Cornell for a while now. Torn, man, torn.

    But now I'm just screwed. Gibson announced the Warren Haynes '61 ES-335 model.

    Guess I'll never own an ES-335. Too hard to pick.
     

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