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ES-335 Model ES-335 Pinpoint Model

#1 User is offline   Rollingwaves1 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 02:38 AM

Currently struggling to Pinpoint the Exact Model of a ES-335, is it possible to do this from the serial number ?
The only details I can currently find out is that it was made in 2005 at the Nashville TN Plant so any help appreciated.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:29 PM

Serial is not that much help, I'm afraid. Just manufacturing year and stuff.
Modelcode at least tells about nickel hardware and color - that's it.

Code on mine is ESDPVSNH1

ES
DP dot plain top
VS vintage sunburst
NH nickel hardware
1 prime quality passed, which all are

Mine is a Memphis but have no idea if any difference to Nashville ones.

What I look for is pickups - and personally like Gibson 57' Classic ones on semiacoustics like 335.
I have Burstbuckers on an LP Standard, but not sure I like them as much in general - but very different guitar of course.
Newer 335 seems to have Burstbuckers on some models.

Other typical things are finish - figured top, most expensive. More deep laquer and selected wood more refined in looks.
Plaintop - and little thinner laquer and not as much figured woods in top.
Satin finish - is simpler over all.
Studio model - cut down, and saw that latest models seems to have one volume and tone only.

This post has been edited by Larioso: 08 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

*** Lp Standard Goldtop - 335 - Martin, Taylor and RecordingKing acoustics ***
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