MiJ 335 guitars - Info needed

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  1. justinspv

    justinspv Junior Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion about what the best MIJ 335 is? I recently bought a Bacchus Classic LP copy. It's the best LP I've ever owned. So now I'm looking for a really good MIJ 335. Appreciate your thiughts
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    For current production modes the Tokais are very good, and among the only ones easy to find used. The neck profiles are usually medium. Older Grecos and Burnys are also a decent option but don't come up for sale used too often.
     
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    Greeny98 Junior Member

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    @wulfman You think the older Greco, Burny, and Tokai's es-335 are similar quality to their LP models from that era?
     
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    Emiel Senior Member

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    I can only speak for the Tokai's... my '81 ES-100 is an amazing guitar, just as my '80 LS-80 is :)
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    I had a couple of Greco SA-900s that were exceptional and have played some older Tokais that were also wonderful. Great guitars if you can find one.
     
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    AbbeSauniere Senior Member

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    I have a early 90s Burny that is an amazing guitar. I swapped pickups and wiring though. Finished in poly though and has a very slim neck. I would rank it along with my 2 early 80s Love Rocks as far as tone.
     
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    Seventy Seven? Ive only tried one of them... a stork model, but it was awesome. Great workmanship and feel - just like the Bacchus classic series.
     
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    created a new thread,
    Please don't post such discussions in the classified thread,

    Thanks
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    You are right paruwi, I shouldn't forget them, along with the History 335 models that Fujigen makes.
     
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    MIJ and usually mistakenly overlooked when comparing to an ES335......

    Yamaha SA2000, SA2100 and SA2200. Subtle differences between the three but QUITE capable overachievers.
     
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    Anyone here got any Electra 335 copies?

    I have a black Electra X420 which is almost like a no f-hole Gibson 335 Studio, except with binding on neck, body and headstock. Outrageously narrow neck but a breeze to do chords on. I think Gibson fans called them pencil necks?

    Great build and toneful as all hell! If you prefer smaller necks and don't mind the non traditional 335 look then you ought to take a peek.
     
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    Alas, no 335's from Electra. The only ones I have played, all suffered from the neck block issue that the boltons had. Neck wiggle is a horrible thing.
    I do have an 81 Zypher Studio, Working Man X290, an X280, X310, and an 2259 that was actually made by Ibanez for Electra.
     
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    I've never played any of the earlier Electras with the bolt on necks, but yes those and their sister branded equivalents like Ventura had horribly sloppy neck pockets and no side support to the butt end of the neck. I'm sure the selling point must have been upper fret access.

    Come 1975/1976ish Electra got serious with their lineup and semi-hollow builds. I think my Custom Pro X-420 dates to 1980.
     

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