Mij es-355?

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  1. Emiel

    Emiel Senior Member

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    Hi fella's,

    I've always loved the Gibson ES-355, basically the 'Custom' version of the ES-335. Custom headstock, ebony fretboard, cherry red body and a Bigsby. I never saw a MIJ one though. Do they exist?

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  2. Mr Teeny

    Mr Teeny Senior Member

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  3. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    Orville, Orville by Gibson and Burny made them.
     
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    GammyBird Senior Member

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  5. BGD

    BGD Senior Member

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    Burny made a Custom ES-335 (RSA)? Dammit, just when I thought I found the ultimate MIJ 335... (circa '81 Burny RSA100, previously owned by 3pup)
     
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    GammyBird Senior Member

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    I might be mistaken on that one.....I wasn't thinking Custom.
     
  7. djjagdish

    djjagdish Senior Member

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    Aria Pro made some nice ones in the late 70's & 80's. Here's my ES-750:
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  8. BGD

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    If you are mistaken, you owe me a Burny.
     
  9. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    lol...
     
  10. slapshot

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    I had an FSA but the only thing custom about it was block inlays
    No bigsby or trapeze just stoptails

    Greco made a trapeze but the few I've seen were fully hollow not semi. Could retrofit a bigsby easily

    Edwards has one. Custom,ebony board
     
  11. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Just add a Bigsby :)

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  12. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Here's my Matsumoku-made Vantage VSH-445

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  13. RyanC

    RyanC I'm Ryan... I'm an AVH Premium Member

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    early 80's Tokai ES150's have an ebony board with dot inlays, so it's a bit of a hybrid.
     
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    Udo, what is that on the right?

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    tonebone Senior Member

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    ... uh mertzy, ... that one on the right is "beautiful."

    Glad I could answer that fer ya.
     
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    twchua Senior Member

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    This, courtesy of Wulfman.

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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Remember the money back guarantee TW...:fingersx:
     
  19. twchua

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    Hehe...
    Yes, I sure do.
    Just can't find a reason to ask for it though... :)
    It's now hanging next to my Greco Custom and Corsa.
    Its the one closest to my reach...
    Thanks. :)
     
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  20. Emiel

    Emiel Senior Member

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    Most of the guitars posted here are actually ES-335's, not ES-355's :)

    What brand/model is this beauty?
     

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