- Jul 23, 2009
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Question on the neck... I have a custom shop reissue SG VOS... since that's a '61 reissue, can I assume that the neck on the guitar I posted above will be similar?
Actually, the '61 Historics have fairly chunky necks, since a real '61 was not that far removed from a '59 LP. The USA 61 RI has a thin, "60s neck" which would be more likely found on a late '60s SG.Question on the neck... I have a custom shop reissue SG VOS... since that's a '61 reissue, can I assume that the neck on the guitar I posted above will be similar?
Hey guys, this seems like a good place to get an opinion on an ES-335. I'm not fishing for info in order to sell it, just wondering what the spectrum of opinions is. I love the guitar, which is what matters.
1982 Kalamazoo made, Tim Shaws, original everything, including case.
I have a 2014 Memphis made standard Dot USA model. It has a thin neck. I would prefer chunkier if I were to choose, but I love the guitar so much, I would have a hard time parting with it for a Custom Shop or RI model.I was under the impression that both Nashville and Memphis are considered a “Custom Shop” these days but in the past things were even more confusing with USA (made in Nashville but not Custom Shop), Memphis (not yet considered Custom) and Custom Shop (made in Nashville but not on the main USA production line) to navigate through. The Memphis guitars always had a good reputation which is, presumably, why Gibson decided that “Memphis Custom” would become a thing and retired the standard USA line of semi-hollows.
I used to have an early 2000s Nashville USA that was okay but just didn’t blow me away as much as I’d expected it to. I spent a long time finding my perfect 335 after that: played a few Nashville Custom Shops which were extremely nice but the necks were too skinny before I found my 2005 Memphis (pre-Custom designation) Dot Reissue with Kluson tuners and a nice fat neck. I freaking love it, best guitar I’ve owned. I chose it out of a range of 335s, which included those Nashville Custom Shops, and the only reason I picked this one was the fat(er) neck profile.
Of the guitars in the picture, it's my favorite, but the "74 Flying V is a close 2nd. I've owned quite a few Gibsons, 40+ at the moment, and I've found that my favorites seem to be from the 70's and early 80's. Of the 335's, this is the only one that I've kept. It has a nice fat neck and I vibe you just can't seem to get with newer guitars, IMO. I'd like to find a 330 from the 80'sLove it!
Those 80's 335's are supposed to be very good. And the Shaws are a bonus imho.
Looks great, too.
ETA: how does it compare with the other guitars in the photo? Some nice classics you've got there.