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#1 User is offline   yoshiii1 

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:14 AM

Hello

I found a 335 for sale for 1400 dollars. Its new. Its the kind without neck binding, and has black body binding.

Around the joint where the neck and body meet, the paint has aready cracked and there is a seam line. The dots on the fretboard have extra glue coming out on the edges.

Are these bad signs of a not well made guitar? It sounds good when played.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:24 PM

Sounds like a Studio.
There's lots of guitars out there, how much do you like that particular one?
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

Interested because only 1400 dollars

But do t like the paint cracking and itís new and the glue things.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:20 PM

View Postyoshiii1, on 05 January 2019 - 06:51 PM, said:

Interested because only 1400 dollars

But do t like the paint cracking and itís new and the glue things.


Iíd be concerned. Glue on the fretboard and a finish crack would make me look deeper. You say itís new, from private party or business?
Youíve played it, do you feel the glue on the fretboard.

Jim
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

Major Retailer,

Didnít check for glue on the fretboard.

Played it some, it was good sounding. But didnít check everywhere.

So not worth buying?
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#6 User is offline   gnappi 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

I've never seen glue coming out of fret dots, with that and the neck joint issue maybe it was dropped and the result had a fret marker or two pop out and some heavy handed "tech " just glued them back in?

A retail price of $1400 in some places would make it a pretty good deal "IF" what you're seeing in the finish "cracks" are stable, the marker glue is likely easily cleaned up.
I have and have had a few Gibsons where the neck joint paint had some checking or cracking and none ever worsened.






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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:23 PM

View Postyoshiii1, on 05 January 2019 - 05:14 AM, said:

Hello

I found a 335 for sale for 1400 dollars. Its new. Its the kind without neck binding, and has black body binding.

Around the joint where the neck and body meet, the paint has aready cracked and there is a seam line. The dots on the fretboard have extra glue coming out on the edges.

Are these bad signs of a not well made guitar? It sounds good when played.


Here is some free advice. Keep looking.

Your welcome.
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#8 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:34 AM

I'm pretty sure you negotiate that price or better on a brand new one.... Studio.. If that's what you want... Are you familiar with that Guitar? It isn't a traditional ES335. But you probably know that....
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

It seems that the going price for used ES-335 Studios is closer to $1000.
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