Ngd 2016 es335

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  1. budg

    budg Senior Member

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    I actually already have a 2012 335 Dot in figured Cherry. Awesome guitar . Gets me into LP territory. So I’ve been checking out the CME 335 sale and finally scored one in natural. First let me say the price was ridiculous. I received it a few days ago. The guitar is amazing. It’s not flawless. There is a small area on the body binding that’s not flush. Not really a big deal and for that price it’s not noteworthy. The binding around the fretboard and fretboard are great. Visually a great guitar .

    So I tuned it up and plugged it into my 68 Princeton reverb. Right away I love the tone of the burstbuckers . More airy and acoustic sounding than the 57s with slightly less attack , but plenty of bite. The rounded C neck is a tad bit beefier than the slim taper on my Dot. Very comfortable to play on and the action was nice. Tuners feel a little smoother than my Dot. I love the block inlays . Clean this guitar sounds just like you would expect a 335 to sound. With the ts9 engaged plenty of growl. There was no binding of the nut and it stayed in perfect tune. I wasn’t really in the market for a 335 but always wanted a natural one but could never afford one. I had a 2014 that was a disappointment and sold it due to its lack of sustain and thin neck. It’s nice having 2 guitars that are similar but quite a bit different.
     

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    Man, that looks killer! It looks like the one Warren Haynes plays. She's a beauty!
     
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    That looks great! Congrats!
     
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    no reason to cry Junior Member

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    Awesome!
    I bet you feel good just by looking this guitar,let alone playing it
     
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    My experience with the 57’s was similar to OP’s. They sound great but not as good as what came in my Wildwood 335 natural ‘63 reissue. The 57’s are a little muddy when played clean through my tweed Deluxe. To me, underwound or bright pups work best with a 335. Happy NGD.
     
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    Long may you make others envious...
     
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    bum Senior Member

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    Welcome to the club :)
    Mine is a bit different but hey ho, near enough! Prepare to be amazed as time passes and the finish turns into a deep, mellow amber / gold - it's remarkable.

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    Thanks guys. The one thing that stands out with this guitar is how it resonates acoustically. Totally different animal than my dot. The definition these pickups have are great. The neck was a welcome feature. Not ball bat huge, but full. More comfortable than the slim taper to my hands. Thru my Princeton the thing sounds like tonal heaven. Really looking forward to playing it some more.
     
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    She's a killer budg.....CONGRATS!!!
     
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    Nice! Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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    Happy NGD! :D
    These 335s are killers. I find myself playing it much more often than my Les Paul.
     
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    budg Senior Member

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    I agree. These are killer guitars. I used to have a couple of Lester’s, but I found the 335 turned mine into case queens.
     
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    Nice :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    Very nice!!!!!!

    plus....gotta love a guy who features two semis in his av or sig :thumb:
     
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