Mint Vs. Mojo

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Last Feb., my wife and I drove to Pa and did a trade.

    I traded my 1975 Fender Black rosewood fret board Telecaster for a 1968 Gibson ES 335.

    Now, that '68 335 is NOT mint and it's a player.

    The guy I traded with told me the '68 335 is worth $7k and he's taking the lesser end of the deal.

    He said that a few times to let it sink in and, even though I'm a 335 nerd, I was about to walk.

    If he saw my 1969 Gibson ES 335, he would shit himself on how minty mint it is.

    Now, the '68 ES 335 is a player.

    It has bumps and bruises.

    A repaired (excellent job) headstock.

    I did the deal because I love 335's and I'm a sucker.

    When I brought both 335's to my luthier, he asked me about the '69, "do you play this guitar?"

    The '69 is that clean.

    Here's both 335's:

    Gibson '68 & '69 ES 335's.jpg

    The top335 is the '68.
     
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    Both look beautiful! How close are they tone-wise?
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you

    The '69 has more treble.
     
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