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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.
And my 1974 ES-335
Should be enough to maintain my membership in good standing.
My first "keeper" ES, and my new #1! 2015 Gibson ES-Les Paul w 59 neck. I have 2 335's on their way in the next couple of weeks to add.. we'll see if they bump this guy out of my #1 spot! This guitar HIGHLY EXCEEDED my expectations for it. Just fantastic.
now i want one .. wait ... two
as soon as i posted you managed to post another two wonderful guitars others that we don't know of besides the J45 ?
Two 335s on the way?
Both 2016's. A 1958 RI in Natural and a 1959 RI in Historic Burst.
I love those ES-Lester’s!
My Gibson Girls
‘59 ES-140 and ‘74 ES-335
Oh, those are nice. I love what Memphis is doing with their VOS Historics lately. My 335 is just a standard Memphis gloss, with a thinner neck than I'd prefer, but there's something about it, I can't trade up. I can't see how anything I got could be better. But... I have a 330, and a 175, both natural-finish 1959 VOS. Amazing guitars.
I'm sure you'll love yours. Share pics when you get 'em!
Oh I definitely will! I'm getting antsy here waiting for them to arrive.. had to wait a few weeks for the CITES certification to happen before they could ship them. I was really curious about the ES-330's. They had a '61 reissue that I was considering. Maybe something for the future... how do you like yours?
NICE TOY KEITH, i bet that sounds oustanding with your amps, I get some of my best blues tones out of my Epi dot studio , that has to sound killer!, congrats!
'52 ES 125 here. Great guitar, has had neck reset and frets recently and plays really well. It's my parlor guitar...
Does this count???? It has ES in the name and was built in the only Gibson factory outside the US with US employees...
That was Info I shared from a number of years ago. That ES is gone. Today I own a Memphis ES-335 '63 VOS. Now this is a guitar!
Only look at the right-hand guitar, my 2002 ES-135LE:
Correction - corrected -345 to -135
The RI 330s are wonderful. Mine's a 2012 '59 VOS, and has the full, round neck. The 16th fret neck joint seems to accentuate the neck angle, and when playing seated, the guitar just wraps into my lap, like an old shoe. The VOS treatment is particularly nice on the neck, where the little binding fret 'nibs' have been mostly worn away, to leave a seamless transition that (seemingly) only years and years of play can get.
From the looks, the couple 60s models I've seen from Gibson look like the same attention to detail, except with the skinny necks.
The build quality and overall feel makes it one of my best guitars (and I have a few 'bests').
I'd never played a 330 before. Don't be fooled. Just because it looks like the 335, it could not be more different. Like all hollows, I imagine it could be a problem on a loud stage. I can get it to feedback at home, sitting across the room from my Twin or Super, pretty easily. The other thing, I'm not a huge fan of P90s. I prefer the sparkling Fender singles, or the complexity of PAFs. P90s seem compressed and one-dimensional, to me. If anything, I love the guitar in spite of the pickups. Whenever I GAS for something new, I scan the collection looking for stuff that can go. The 330 never even gets a passing thought. It's a keeper.
OK, what's a 345LE? I get no hits on google... Hmm, no 345 inlays... 175 cutaway... But with a center block?
OOPS, that's a typo mistake. I typed "345" by mistake (I actually DID have one though), it should've been "135LE"...where LE = Limited Edition (per Gibson).
Hah! You had me goin'. I thought it was really unlikely, but Ol' Tele Man said so, it must be true...
1962, 1965, 1936, 1953
Here's my 1959 blond stop tail 335. Sorry about the 65 Strat that crept into the shot!