My Favorite Guitar................Gibson ES 335!!!!!!

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Gibson '68 & '69 ES 335's.jpg
    gibsonmemphisfigured 335 a.jpg
    pairof335s1.jpg
    2001gibsonwalnut335a.jpg
    2013 gibsonmemphises335studio.jpg
     
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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    Great ES335 collection. I know someday I'll buy one ES335.
     
  3. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    You should do yourself a favor and add a 335.

    They're expensive.

    Try and find a clean used one.

    They're out there.

    :>)
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    BP, hope your barf wasn't terrible.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Wezie Guitar lover Active Member

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    I like semi hollows too.

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    I see you have some serious shyt going on there, catching those first two in bed with each other.........

    Oops. Guess I better post relevant content:

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  7. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    :applause:

    That is one beautiful guitar.

    Those red 335's are a 1968 and 1969.

    I'm the original owner of that '69.

    I bought it when I was 16 from Sam Ash on Kings Hwy/Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn in Aug. 1969.

    It was $250.00 new.

    That was the price in those years.

    I remember I was offered a late 50's red 335 for $250.00 and I said, I'll buy a new one for $250.00.:rolleyes:

    It wasn't considered vintage and valuable in those years....................it was used and old:lol:
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Wow!! What finish is that?


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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    Wao! Great ES335 pics!
    Thanks for share It guys! I apreciated.
    That don't cure my ES335 GAS.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Figured Faded Lightburst finish. I think the Light Bursts are pretty cool. There we 3 335 models that had it:
    ES335 Faded Lightburst (regular 335, plain top)
    ES335 Figured Faded Lightburst (same except figured)
    ES335 Premiere Figured Faded Lightburst (Whole different animal. Built to reissue specs)
    Mine is the Premiere

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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I wanted a figured faded lightburst. The pic I received from the dealer wasn't overly figured and was very orange looking - not really like aGibby's website at all. I'm very familiar with white balance etc. So I got mine. If it looked like yours I would have stuck with the lightburst for sure. Magnificent.
     
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    mirrorman Well-Known Member

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    Some beauty guitars there folks.
    Here's my 2016 plain top faded light burst.

    Gibson ES-335 - Front.JPG
     
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    Nice! The plane top version is not at all plain. I think the faded lightbursts are fabulous and it would work great in other colors too.
     
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    you guys are killing me with all these pictures. I couldn't take it anymore, i just went to eBay and bought my first 335. When the wife finds out I know who to blame
     
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    Congrats, and :welcome: to the forum
    Cheers :cheers:
     
  17. Kim Lucky Day

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    I scored this beaut 5 years ago for a song from a music store. Usually I'm too little too late on stuff like this but for once it was someone else's lunch that was being eaten instead of line.

    While I'm currently bonding well with my SG (especially played through my SV20H), there's nothing quite like the sweet growl of a 335...
     

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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i need a 335 my damn self. nice guitars guys.
     
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    Are those string trees on the headstock? I've never seen that on a 335 before.
     
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    I no longer own a 335, but here is my ES339 -- same as the 335, but a little smaller. This is the guitar I play everyday.

    Gibson ES 339 9.JPG
     

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