I love ES Guitars

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by mbowen, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    1958 ES-335

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  2. Telechamp

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    I'll ask my bud to take those shots for me, and I'll post them whenever (and if) I get them. I'll tell him it's a "rush job"..
     
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    IMG_1748.JPG IMG_1751.JPG IMG_1752.JPG IMG_1754.JPG I love this guitar
     
  4. Blue Blood

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    [​IMG] My '89 ES 335 clunker
     
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    Here's mine 335-bw.jpg
     
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    Traded my 339 for a 59ri 330. Love it so far! Also have a frost blue 345 on the way from CME :)

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    ES-339 and Les Paul Jr Special
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  9. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    Whoa that was a solid move!!! Those are sweet guitars, I have the same one, same year (2012 cherry red w/Bigsby had the "wrong" tuners on them, I changed mine).
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  10. tolm

    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    Some awesome, awesome axes in this thread!

    My main #1 for about 4 years now has been a 2005 Gibson Memphis 335 Dot Reissue fitted with WCR Crossroads pickups and a Bigsby B6. It’s the guitar that killed Les Pauls for me: it’s lighter (although still weighty), has better upper fret access and the natural reverb the semi-hollow construction adds to your tone is just sublime.

    Took me a while to find one with a chunkier than average neck but I’m being buried with this!

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    Epi Elitist (Made in Japan) Casino
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  12. yeatzee

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    Nice! Where'd you get the tuners? And did you add that bridge pickup spacer? Mines got it as well, but I didn't think it was factory.
     
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  13. mdubya

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    The spacer is stock. :yesway:

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  14. yeatzee

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    OK good to know, you can kind of make it out here.

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    It also appears either the entire bridge was swapped or just the saddles were swapped to nylon. What are some other quirks I can check for originality? Mines got the yellow pickup selector tip vs the white one on the other guys red 330 for example.
     
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  15. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    i think the spacer was factory... don't remember honestly. the tuners are Klusons, you can find deals on them on Reverb usually.
     
  16. tolm

    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    Ooooh ... yeh, that’s what I want next: a 330 for the pair. Never sure if I want sunburst to match (but it’ll never be exact ...) or cherry because that’s such a classic ES colour. And those two do nothing to help me decide - both look soooo good!
     
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  17. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    no I switched mine to white, yours is correct for stock.

    The bridge though... hmm I don't think they came with nylon stock did they?
     
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    Not to play devil's advocate, but....there is a '59 RI ES 330 on the Chicago Music Exchange site for crazy cheap right now.

    https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-1959-es-330-figured-vintage-burst-used
     
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    Hmmmm...not sure. Mine is considered an ES 330 VOS, but is not designated as a 1959 RI, even though it has those specs and a Custom Shop COA and Case.

    The SKU # ES30F15VBNH1U2 looks like 2015 to me? :hmm:
     
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