A "Perfect Pair" of Gibbys

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  1. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    Although these are brothers of a different mother, they look alike and play well together. I just acquired the '11 ES-335, and have had the '74 Standard for a bit. They do look kinda nice together, don't ya think?
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    Caretaker Senior Member

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    Yes they do!!!!
     
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    I see that Standard has '70s-style weight relief...
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
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    Crazy how small an LP looks next to a 335. I agree they make a killer pair.
     
  6. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    LOL - yeah, it had some Duncans mounted, but the switches were long gone by the time I rescued it. fortunately, I had a set of period correct PAT# Pickups in the kitty to restore it back to original configuration. A set of PIO caps and '50s wiring with the original pots and she sounds and plays great!
     
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  8. vintageguitarz

    vintageguitarz Senior Member

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    Huh. Well these ARE "Brothers of the SAME Mother" and only 1 year apart. One's a Natural Blonde and one's a Brunette with "sunburst highlights" and both are pretty rare, especially the Natural Blonde (Mother Gibson only made 138 in the whole production run). If you're not familiar with the ES-225 series, they are "thin hollow bodied" like the ES-335, 330 etc and the base model without Florentine "cutout" ES-125 made in the 60's. For a short-while Gibson made a "TDC" model with twin P-90's in the late 50's

    Brother 1956 ES-225T in Sunburst 100% original Mint 10 condition with OHSC
    Brother 1957 ES-225TN in Natural 100% original in Mint 9.95 condition with OHSC.

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    bblooz Senior Member

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    Nice, but - Hijack!
     
  10. vintageguitarz

    vintageguitarz Senior Member

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    Huh? HOW was this a "Hijack" when one of the Gibs in the OP is a ES-335?? They aren't even the same color sunburst! D'uh!
     
  11. JesseXGibson

    JesseXGibson Senior Member

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    Very nice OP :thumb:
     
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    Very nice! :thumb:
     

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