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#1 User is offline   thirstytom 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

http://www.gibson.co...-Slim-Neck.aspx this is the guitar I'm thinking of buying. heard regular 335's have kind of a chunky neck so thought this might be nice. love the sunset burst as well, the guitar is beautiful. thought I would seek advice from you all before I buy. should I wait for 2017 line up or? new or used? the used all seem banged up for the money or maybe I just havn't seen a good one. have looked on ebay and reverb for most part for used and looked wildwood and sweetwater for new, sweetwater does not have this guitar in stock at moment. so what do you all think. I understand personnel preference and all but with that being said there must be things about this lineup i am not aware of. any help and advice would be most welcomed. thanks alot
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

View Postthirstytom, on 20 February 2017 - 10:24 AM, said:

https://wildwoodguit...k-2/?cat_id=264 this is the guitar I'm thinking of buying. heard regular 335's have kind of a chunky neck so thought this might be nice. love the sunset burst as well, the guitar is beautiful. thought I would seek advice from you all before I buy. should I wait for 2017 line up or? new or used? the used all seem banged up for the money or maybe I just havn't seen a good one. have looked on ebay and reverb for most part for used and looked wildwood and sweetwater for new, sweetwater does not have this guitar in stock at moment. so what do you all think. I understand personnel preference and all but with that being said there must be things about this lineup i am not aware of. any help and advice would be most welcomed. thanks alot


I would not wait for the 2017 line up, one reason is that the guitar prices will be more $$ as time go's on the prices rise also you might not fine the right color that you did in the prior year? I really like Wildwood as they have a great return policy 48 hrs if your not pleased send it back for a full refund minus a return shipping cost. Also Wildwood has a large pre owned guitar selection you might want to check out?? Most guitars are like new and guys just traded them in for a different guitar so you save on the new guitar price also you can haggle on price.. [biggrin]
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

An important investment so worth taking time to ensure it is the right choice....[thumbup]

It has Burstbuckers.....many 335's have classic 57's

Enjoy the chase....[thumbup]

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:46 PM

so what is the difference between humbuckers and the burst buckers?
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:44 PM

http://www.gibson.co...-Slim-Neck.aspx just bought this from wildwood. will have it in two days cant wait
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

Let us know what you think, please.
That looks beautiful.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

View Postthirstytom, on 20 February 2017 - 03:44 PM, said:

http://www.gibson.co...-Slim-Neck.aspx just bought this from wildwood. will have it in two days cant wait


Congratulations brother on you new ES 335.. Show pic's so we all can check it out!! > I just bought this last Friday from Wildwood.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

View Postrotnroby, on 20 February 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

Congratulations brother on you new ES 335.. Show pic's so we all can check it out!! > I just bought this last Friday from Wildwood.


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wow really nice and as soon as I get it I post pics
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:03 AM

FYI, the link in the OP is just showing what appears to be a home page now.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:58 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 21 February 2017 - 02:03 AM, said:

FYI, the link in the OP is just showing what appears to be a home page now.

thats because I bought it and it is no longer available i'll change it thanks
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

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here is my new es335 along with all my other guitars. she plays like a dream and looks so sweet. a nice addition to my collection
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:48 AM

Really nice. 335's are great guitars!! [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

View Postthirstytom, on 20 February 2017 - 10:24 AM, said:

http://www.gibson.co...-Slim-Neck.aspx this is the guitar I'm thinking of buying. heard regular 335's have kind of a chunky neck so thought this might be nice. love the sunset burst as well, the guitar is beautiful. thought I would seek advice from you all before I buy. should I wait for 2017 line up or? new or used? the used all seem banged up for the money or maybe I just havn't seen a good one. have looked on ebay and reverb for most part for used and looked wildwood and sweetwater for new, sweetwater does not have this guitar in stock at moment. so what do you all think. I understand personnel preference and all but with that being said there must be things about this lineup i am not aware of. any help and advice would be most welcomed. thanks alot


The only comment I would make is price and service.
The online price I would have thought to be best price turned out to be several hundred dollars higher than my local 5 star dealer.
Big plus is the face that I don't have to ship it to the online dealer or deal with a warranty repair service.
One stop for everything. I buy local and if it needs any setup out of the box they take care of it.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 02:48 PM

I bought my guitar from wildwood guitars. the price I paid was like 3899 or some thing like that. what price did you see for this guitar?
the satin is quite a bit less maybe that is what your thinking of
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