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NGD! Finally got my 335!

#1 User is offline   eldorado2001 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:05 AM

I got an amazing deal in Chicago a couple weeks ago.

Advertised as a 2016 floor model but in fact a new 2017 ES335.

I've wanted one since the first time I saw one in the 70s but could never justify the cost.

Was less than the price of many Les Paul Studio models.

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#2 User is offline   powerwagonjohn 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

Yes, CME has some amazing deals on Gibson Memphis guitars right now. I was there last Fri. and almost walked out with fantastic deal on an ES-330. Whew that was a close call. Enjoy your new guitar.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

Tasty!

Nice catch, I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. [thumbup]
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

View Posteldorado2001, on 20 October 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

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A beautiful couple!

Me envious? [thumbup] Yup.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

Very nice. Congrats. I have an antique natural 2004 ES-335 Dot Reissue that I love.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:45 PM

Well done!
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:44 AM

A big F-uck yeah. Sweet flame.My only complaint if Gibson blackening in the F-Holes.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:23 PM

Very nice [thumbup]
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 21 October 2017 - 06:44 AM, said:

A big F-uck yeah. Sweet flame.My only complaint if Gibson blackening in the F-Holes.


I wasn't expecting it, I would have preferred an unpainted interior.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

A beautiful guitar, congratulations. It looks great next to your ES-137.
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:45 PM

Wow! Congrats!

That's some beautiful flamed maple ply!

Thanks for posting your beauty!
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:24 AM

View Posteldorado2001, on 20 October 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

Advertised as a 2016 floor model but in fact a new 2017 ES335.


Wow! I wasn't expecting that flamey burst. Gorgeous!
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:48 AM

Great looking guitar. I love my figured cherry 335, best guitar I own.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:56 AM

Whoa! That is stunning! [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

Thanks! The intonation and action were already set just right, it plays like the proverbial butter, the pickups sound great and it didn't need a thing when I got it home, except a strap. I had always wanted a cherry red one, but I couldn't pass up the lightburst. We'll now grow old together.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:43 AM

I have always thought it unusual the way the neck and body have such a drastic contrast on a 335. It would look much sharper if the neck and body were the same color. And if they continued the binding and connected it.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

Very nice!

I picked up a couple of ES Les Pauls from the Chicago retailer. They were sold as "floor models", but one looks brand new in the original Gibson box and the other looked new with very light pick marks on the pick guard.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

Gorgeous pair of Gibsons.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

What everyone else said, two keepers.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:37 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 07 November 2017 - 06:43 AM, said:

I have always thought it unusual the way the neck and body have such a drastic contrast on a 335. It would look much sharper if the neck and body were the same color. And if they continued the binding and connected it.

I thought that, too. But a maple body will never be the same color as a mahogany neck. I got used to it after a got a couple of them. You could always get a Pelham blue one or other solid color and never see the neck wood at all.
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