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Gibson ES Club. All ES models.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    And my 1974 ES-335
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    Should be enough to maintain my membership in good standing.
     
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  2. MrMarr

    MrMarr TDPRI Member

    Age:
    33
    43
    Oct 11, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    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.

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  3. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    sweeeeeeeetttttt :)

    now i want one .. wait ... two :mad:

    as soon as i posted you managed to post another two wonderful guitars :eek: others that we don't know of besides the J45 ? :D
     

  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Two 335s on the way?
     

  5. MrMarr

    MrMarr TDPRI Member

    Age:
    33
    43
    Oct 11, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes sir.

    Both 2016's. A 1958 RI in Natural and a 1959 RI in Historic Burst.
     
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  6. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    I love those ES-Lester’s!
     

  7. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    My Gibson Girls
    ‘59 ES-140 and ‘74 ES-335
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  8. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    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!
     
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  9. MrMarr

    MrMarr TDPRI Member

    Age:
    33
    43
    Oct 11, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    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?
     

  10. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    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!
     

  11. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    742
    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    '52 ES 125 here. Great guitar, has had neck reset and frets recently and plays really well. It's my parlor guitar...

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  12. cam.man67

    cam.man67 Tele-Meister

    136
    Feb 11, 2015
    Frederick, MD
    Does this count???? It has ES in the name and was built in the only Gibson factory outside the US with US employees...
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  13. keithb7

    keithb7 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    46
    Jan 9, 2010
    Western Canada
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    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!
     
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  14. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Only look at the right-hand guitar, my 2002 ES-135LE:

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    Correction - corrected -345 to -135
     
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  15. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    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.


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  16. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    OK, what's a 345LE? I get no hits on google... Hmm, no 345 inlays... 175 cutaway... But with a center block?
     

  17. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    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).
     
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  18. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Hah! You had me goin'. I thought it was really unlikely, but Ol' Tele Man said so, it must be true... :D

    Sweet guitar.
     

  19. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    1962, 1965, 1936, 1953

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  20. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

    Age:
    63
    180
    Mar 15, 2017
    Cambridge England
    20170917_113406.jpg Here's my 1959 blond stop tail 335. Sorry about the 65 Strat that crept into the shot!
     
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