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  1. In the 70's I had a 60's walnut 335 and a silly need to pay rent made it go bye-bye... It had a trapeze TP and it was THE 335 I have judged all other 335's by since then. Well since I'm no longer 335 deficient I was able to get a dark walnut 339. It's a nice git but not a 335.
  2. Several sellers on Ebay sell complete part sets from bodies they stripped and sell separately, Also some players buy to completely customize them. Maybe someone bought them to restore a beat up one or update a well used 330 sample? I once got a LP recording set of electronics stuffed in a SF twin on trade. I thought "who the hell would do that" maybe the git a cracked neck or other serious problem?
  3. Well, as a departure from those thoughts, I have bought as recently as 2018 some Gibsons that only a blind inspector could have called a "first quality" git.
  4. I do not own a 335 studio but do have a LP-ES studio and I like it as much as the much "better" standard model, in face with the 57's in it I like the sound better than my standard with MHS which are rather shrill. The "studio" models I have played are easily as good as a standard 335 but with less bling, and they are much like the ES-333 which I have and like a LOT.
  5. This one looks like a legit 2009. I "thought" Gibson did not start slowly implementing / using Richlite until late 2010 and was in full swing by 2013?
  6. They likely do not destroy "seconds" they probably send them to a big box store (like CME on Reverb , Stratosphere or Gibsondependable on Ebay) and sell them as "demo", used, open box or floor models. I know, I bought a couple which were so bad they should have been crushed. When they destroy them, they likely do it because they're not selling that model or taking a tax loss / write off makes better business sense. In the distant past when I had an opportunity to see a brand new or recently purchased "second" it was because it had some finish flaw.
  7. Then there are those of us who wouldn't touch a git with a trem, it's good to have choices.
  8. It seems as if I'm in the minority of players who don't care for the MHS. The 57's are to me the "Coke classic". from the cola wars.. why change it if it's working. So far I have and have had a half dozen gits with MHS, for me in most cases they are too thin sounding. My LP-ES special with 57's in all cases sounds better in every amp I played it through. One day I may make a project out of the standard and pull the MHS because it sure is a looker and worthy of being played more often..
  9. I've rarely owned a Gibson with an unbound "F" hole that was smooth. The ones that are not black are easily cleaned up if it bothers the owner. The rest of the nits are well... Gibson. Sadly, if visual perfection is what a player wants, then they can either go through a whole lot of Gibson models they are looking for to find one, or get another brand that's known for visual perfection. As a buyer I'm not one to fuss over the small stuff, but it's maddening when potential "buyers" ask for dozens of pics to (IMO) either find a perfect one, or for a reason to send it back or to negotiate a price reduction after they receive it. PS, one of my fave gits (a black 335) has had a sloppy neck repair and it looks like a sweaty careless baboon owned it. I could care less! :-)
  10. I bought a mint condition rare and not inexpensive article into a store to put on consignment. I wound up selling it privately and when I went to pick it up a major part was changed and it was visually obviously worn out. The owner swore it was never touched. Once I told the locals who were in the collecting and use end of the business the store went from mostly full to empty. He killed his own reputation and was out of business within six months. I put NOTHING past retailers. If I bought that git new, I'd get Gibson involved and spread the word on the web if the store would not make it right.
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  12. +1, gone are the days when you could enjoy a manual transmission.
  13. AFAIK, All Tal Farlow models are shipped without the neck strap button. From a post I made on another forum... "I have a Tal Farlow that does have a lower bout strap button but not one on the upper side. I figure Gibson left the decision on where to put it lies with the owner :-) I STILL don't know where to put it!"
  14. I recommend you read my post, I was funnin with myself and pointing out things NOT by any stretch like "clones" Maybe it's invaluable when looking at a fake represented a genuine.
  15. You don't get it... look at ANY other semi guitar the controls and parts are aimlessly scattered on the top. FWIW since some may not have noticed, it's NOT about TWO points lining up, it's about multiple points lining up. Anyone can see that two points will line up on every git. That is unless there's only one volume control.
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