A "Perfect Pair" of Gibbys

bblooz

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Although these are brothers of a different mother, they look alike and play well together. I just acquired the '11 ES-335, and have had the '74 Standard for a bit. They do look kinda nice together, don't ya think?
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Crazy how small an LP looks next to a 335. I agree they make a killer pair.
 

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I see that Standard has '70s-style weight relief...
LOL - yeah, it had some Duncans mounted, but the switches were long gone by the time I rescued it. fortunately, I had a set of period correct PAT# Pickups in the kitty to restore it back to original configuration. A set of PIO caps and '50s wiring with the original pots and she sounds and plays great!
 

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Huh. Well these ARE "Brothers of the SAME Mother" and only 1 year apart. One's a Natural Blonde and one's a Brunette with "sunburst highlights" and both are pretty rare, especially the Natural Blonde (Mother Gibson only made 138 in the whole production run). If you're not familiar with the ES-225 series, they are "thin hollow bodied" like the ES-335, 330 etc and the base model without Florentine "cutout" ES-125 made in the 60's. For a short-while Gibson made a "TDC" model with twin P-90's in the late 50's

Brother 1956 ES-225T in Sunburst 100% original Mint 10 condition with OHSC
Brother 1957 ES-225TN in Natural 100% original in Mint 9.95 condition with OHSC.

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