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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by axe4me, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:13 PM.

  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    At the Philadelphia Guitar Show today I acquired this:

    gibsonmemphisfigured 335 a.jpg
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  2. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 335 junky.

    I have:

    Memphis Blueburst
    '68 Cherry 335
    '69 Cherry 335
    '84 Black Dot
    '87 Natural Dot
    '13 Memphis Black 335 Studio
     
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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    Sweet !! Congrats
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    That is a nice looking guitar.
     
  5. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member

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    That's it!? I was thinking you had like 40 or 50 of these things, lol.

    :hbang:
     
  7. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    A couple of months ago, I traded a 1975 Fender Telecaster for a 1968 Gibson ES 335.

    It took me a little over 2 months of posting the Tele but I got what I wanted.

    This Blueburst was a trade of my '06 Midnight Blue Rickenbacker 360 and 1997/98 Fender Flower Power Telecaster.

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    This trade was almost 2 months in the making.

    I stuck to my guns and, again, got what I wanted.

    BTW, I had about $1600.00 invested in that Rick and Tele.:fever:
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    :shred:

    I'm downsizing.:rofl:

    I parted with 3 guitars (1975 Fender Telecaster; '06 Rick 360 & '97/98 Tele) to get 2 Gibson 335's.

    I hoping to possibly part with 2 more guitars (maybe more) to get 1.:run:

    The additions:


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    gibsonmemphisfigured335 face a.jpg

    Remember, I'm downsizing:rolleyes:.

    Stay tuned.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Good tradeses.

    Flowers and Ricks do nothing for me.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    They're good guitars.

    I bought them; played them and keep them clean and stock.

    It was time.

    I have a lot of good guitars that I'll move to downsize.

    It's a saga of sorts to downsize and have NOS toys and maybe get a few $'s.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Do Ricks and flowered Fenders fetch investment insentives?
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Midnight Blue was discontinued by Rickenbacker in Jan of this year.

    I've seen prices from $1899.00 to $4,999.00.

    The $4K+ price is on E Bay for about a year and no bites.

    IMO, Ricks are good niche guitars and I still own 5 of them.

    Rickenbackers have a certain "identity".

    Rickenbaker prices are all over the place.

    IMO,if I'm not using something enough, it goes.

    The Fender Flower Power Tele is "Crafted in Japan".

    Prices on those have been creeping up but, IMO, it's a good guitar and was just rarely being played.

    I traded them for another investment playing guitar.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I spoke to/met lots of people at the Philly Guitar Show.

    Mr Fezzwig didn't introduce himself if he was there.

    From what I saw, there was a lot of "talk" of gear transactions.

    Whether money was exchanged is another thing.

    I did my friendly "schmoozing" with vendors and commensurated with everyone willing to share and vent their thoughts.

    IMO, it was a good show and I saw a lot of high end recent gear, as well as, some welcomed true vintage gear.

    Prices were on the high end of the spectrum (but haggling was there) and it was good walk among the clouds and gear geeks.

    I was happy will my trade and was a bit taken aback when the vendor told me he wanted $3800.00 for the figured Memphis 335.

    I told him that I have a lot of good guitars, that I'm gigging and use my gear and that the Memphis 335 was priced a bit high.

    I guess my words didn't hurt the deal and I got what I wanted.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I also have this bastard child that is actually a good/cool guitar.

    Don't mind the name on the headstock is what this cork sniffer believes.

    IMO, it's the non boutique 335 that's the real deal.

    epiphone es 355.jpg
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    epiphone es 335 headstock.jpg

    The fact that it was less than $400.00 with the tax helped.:drool:
     

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    Nice Epi Ax, I see you may have had some blues In your collection past and present. Curious how the neck and sound of the Epi compare to the new 335...
     
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