NGD 2005 Eric Clapton Crossroads 335

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  1. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Not sure if this should go here or the other Gibson section but I post here so I chose here.

    I've been wanting one of these for about 10 years but had a price in mind I was willing to pay and not a penny more. With my waning interest in the Les Paul and rising interest in Strats and 335s I managed to work out a sale with a store in the UK that couldn't have been easier to work with. Shipping was 3 days to Wisconsin. Pretty amazing as I've gotten stuff slower from stores within a 50 mile radius to me.

    The guitar was bought by a collector in the UK and kept, basically unplayed. In fact the original strings are on it still. The person traded it on a vintage piece and now it's in the states. It's number 214 of 250. I believe the last 75 went to the UK. The sticker in the F Hole is actually signed by Clapton. To me, this is the sound of Clapton and he is my guitar idol even at 40 years old. I'm not embarrassed to say it. I think his guitars he puts his name on are some of the best. From the regular USA Strat to the Martin acoustic and everything in between, I haven't played a bad one.

    Not much for pictures right now cause it's dark and snowy, so basement only. More pics and tone report to follow another day. Strings need changing cause I bought it to play. I just love the case, as dumb as that sounds. Can't help but feel a little guilty I supported guitar center in some way, lol.

    Here's EC 214

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  2. DanD

    DanD Senior Member

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    Congrats! The Clapton bodies have the best 'ears' to my eyes.

    The Memphis models just miss that 'full' ear.
    That's the only non-vintage 335 I'd consider.

    I'm jealous. :slap:

    Enjoy! :cheers:
     
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  3. JeffH66

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    Man, that is just beautiful crotch. Congrats.
     
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  4. mcphaul

    mcphaul Senior Member

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    Congrats again!

    Really great looking guitar.
     
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  5. jenton70

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    That's bad ass.
     
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  6. Crotch

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    Thanks homie!
     
  7. steve13281

    steve13281 Senior Member

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    Congrats man! I'm jealous, I would love one of those someday. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. JeffH66

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    ....and FWIW, I think the case is pretty awesome too. I'm a geek for stuff like that also.
     
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    very cool!
     
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  10. RAG7890

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    .........I can see it now, Andy spots the Case upon opening the carton.......& it’s Cream time. :laugh2: :laugh2: ;) :D

    HNECES335D Any. Looks awesome. :thumbs:

    Play her in good health. :)

    Cheers, Rudi.
     
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    SUPERKILLLERBEAUTYFULLLLLLLL AXE But he i am a CREAM lover
     
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    Aside a really nice guitar, this is a truly rare event - re-export to the US :) The UK doesn't normally get the cream of Gibson output (awful but couldn't stop myself).
     
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    During my 40+ years of playing i have yet to purchase a 335,....and i have always wanted one:facepalm:.......

    That is a awesome find Crotch, and a nice addition to your growing EC collection......I have to admit i have left some dough with GC but i got over it. At least you didn't directly:D

    Enjoy:cheers:
     
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    WOW!!!!!
     
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    AAA+++ A real good watch I'm sure you've most likley seen but a real great two part piece on the Tube from auction at Christies to the flight to Nashville and construction of the reissues right down to the headstock sticker. Lot of familiar faces at the Custom Shop who are sadly no longer sailing for Captain Wrongway Henry Peachfuzz...
     
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    :applause::applause::applause:
     
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    Dude...

    :cheers2:
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    :bowdown
     
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  18. Crotch

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    Not sure if you all remember but I made my own version of this out of a 15 Memphis 63 Reissue. It's now with a forum member. That guitar was a beast after the upgrades and damn close. I've always wanted one of these and happy to grab one.
     
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  19. bossaddict

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    So awesome. Congrats, Andy!
     
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  20. The General

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    Very nice!!! Wouldn't mind owning a 335 someday. Like the family shot with the 335, strat and LP too. Nice group
     
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