Most iconic/used ES-335 color?
Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:17 AM
I'm new to he ES world, looking at the colours they have available today for 2017 (for the non-figured tops) I see that it's basically either Cherry or Pelham Blue and I think some orange burst. I really like both the cherry and the blue, but I wonder, which of those two are best related to the 335?
Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:25 PM
The other common colours for vintage 335s were cherry sunburst from '65 onwards, sparkling burgundy in the late 60s and walnut and wine red in the 70s. The odd black one also shows up from time to time. Pelham blue was a popular custom colour in the 60s although it's more common on SGs and Melody Makers than it is on semis. Most (thinking about it, all the ones I can remember seeing) of the Pelham 335s I've seen have been Trini Lopez models with the Fenderish headstock and diamond f holes. Pelham does seem popular on the reissues though.
Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:50 AM
Iconic is over rated.......imho
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:50 PM
Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:16 AM
Wildwood has some stuff like that but this one is more vintage correct than the one you posted.
1959 Les Paul Jr
1960 Melody Maker
1979 Flying V
1982 Heritage Flying V
1982 30th Anniversary Les Paul
2009 VOS Les Paul Special DC
2011 50th Anniversary Pete Townsend SG
2011 61ri SG
2011 VOS 1960 Les Paul Special
2013 SG Original
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2014 Les Paul R6 Goldtop
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:16 PM
I opted for the 60's cherry with a "plain" top which accents the longitudinal grain. I believe both iterations were available in the 60's. Stunning guitars!