NGD: Custom Shop ESDT-335 w/Birdseye maple

SoCal Flood

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Just picked this up off my local Craigslist yesterday! Bought it from a really nice guy with lots of very nice guitars. This was a case queen that just wasn’t getting any playing time. It’s in mint condition with no alterations.

2011 Gibson Custom Shop ESDT-335. '57 Classic pickups. Jumbo frets and a 60s slim taper neck. 8 lbs, 4 oz. Birdseye figuring all over this thing, front back and sides.

When I went to the guy’s house and got my hands on it I knew I had to have it. Plays so nicely, with a completely flat neck and no buzz at all. I’m floored with the build quality. I can’t find a damn thing wrong with this guitar and I’m very picky. It just feels well constructed top to bottom. Acoustically it really rings out nicely and is every bit 335 when plugged in.

Enough rambling on from me. My Gibson family of guitars is now complete (well until my next impulse purchase) and I look forward to enjoying this trio for years to come...

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Nice! Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!
Thanks! Man I know it's my shiny new toy, but I gotta say I can already see this guitar being the one I pick up most often of my three Gibsons. I already feel at home playing it and the variety of tones i'm finding are so satisfying. I see why so many see the 335 as one of the most versatile guitars out there.
 
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Thanks! Man I know it's my shiny new toy, but I gotta say I can already see this guitar being the one I pick up most often of my three Gibsons. I already feel at home playing it and the variety of tones i'm finding are so satisfying. I see why so many see the 335 as one of the most versatile guitars out there.
I can see why you feel that way and I don't blame you. Count me in the camp as one of those that think they're one of, if not the, most versatile guitars out there. While not a 335, I have a 355 and I love it! Mine has a Varitone switch, so the tone possibilities are almost endless.





 
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Thoroughly agree with your choices..these have served me well for many years...65 ES175, 66ES355TDSV Custom (I ordered) and 72 LP Custom (pickups now cover and stock w new magnets
 

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Thoroughly agree with your choices..these have served me well for many years...65 ES175, 66ES355TDSV Custom (I ordered) and 72 LP Custom (pickups now cover and stock w new magnets
Yup, that just about covers it! Awesome guitars there brother. What color is your 355 Custom? Can't tell from the photo.
 

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The only Walnut '66. I sourced info through Jon Sutherland who actually sent my order date and when I picked it up in Kalamazoo

edit:Better idea of the real coloring
 
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The only Walnut '66. I sourced info through Jon Sutherland who actually sent my order date and when I picked it up in Kalamazoo
Thought it might be walnut. I really dig it! Bet it sounds as good as it looks. So cool you got to go pick it up I’m Kalamazoo.
 

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Actually saw it three times before it was finished.. I worked for a CMI dealer I got to drive a van up to pick up customs usually.. Mostly Jazz pieces,,as Gibson still thought RnR was a fad..
 




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