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  1. I'm no expert by any means but the truss rod cover and nut don't look stock and there are no nibs on fret ends. And this is totally subjective, but the neck looks wide at the nut, and the finish looks too glossy, plastic, and clear for NC. Hope I'm wrong. Better pics might be more helpful.
  2. The "T" obviously stands for thin line. Gibson apparently made an ES-350 with a thicker body (like the Tar Farrow mentioned by cody78) and humbucker pickups. An excellent jazzer I know would never part with his.
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    Very nice.
  4. Apparently, the pickups in the '88 are Bill Lawrence "The Original" models which I know nothing about. The new 335s have "calibrated T-Types" which do not lean as much to a very warm, dirty low end, and have better articulation than most Gibson humbuckers that have traditionally gone into 335s.
  5. Dang... made my pecker twitch.
  6. No doubt, you won't really hear a sample on youtube, even with good headphones, and esp. what it would sound like thru your own rig. But, there are things you can hear, like texture, articulation, and some semblance of timbre... even better in a comparison. I heard a comparison of "PAFs," P-90s, and mini humbuckers on a youtube, and as much as I like P-90s, the mini humbuckers sounded best in that test.
  7. Those mini humbuckers sound great. Beautiful guitar.
  8. I noticed that, too. Looks like a refret job, albeit a very good one.
  9. The first ones to pop into my head: Ocean Breeze- Pablo Cruise I've Got a Mind to Give Up Living- Peter Green Green Grass and High Tides- Outlaws Midnight Blue- Kenny Burrell (the whole album) Most any of Joe Satriani's melodic playing; most anything from Jimmy Herring, Larry Carlton, or Pat Metheny
  10. The new ES-335 has "calibrated T-type" pickups instead of the traditional '57 classics. From what I can tell, the newer pickups are more articulate (less muddy) and not as warm as the old ones, but not quite as well rounded and pretty as the '57s. Some may describe them as lifeless, but I actually prefer them, esp. cranked where their texture really shines through.
  11. I bought a used Epi Dot for $300 and installed Fralin P-92s for another $300, and for $600, I've got a guitar that feels and plays like a 335, but probably sounds closer to a 330 than a 335. Like you, I love P-90s. I may have painted myself into a corner, because almost all of my guitars have pickups with similar sonic descriptions to P-90s... more mids, better articulation than most humbuckers and more like single coils, and a little more grit.
  12. "They say he's never had a hit, and he's hard to get along with. And they say that like it's a bad thing..." -Tom Waits
  13. I stay parked at volume 5 or slightly less at 1W, and I also only use the updated, on-board reverb. I don't gig anymore, so that's about all the volume I can take in my 15'x 20' music room.
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