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ES 137 Custom

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Beautiful guitar!

Unusual position for a switch - coil tap?

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My two ladies 1979 ES-347 2013 ES-339 Traditional Pro. Both have coil tapping, ES-339 has 10db boost.

 

Hmm want let me post from my Dropbox account oh well.

Post them from your computer when you get home

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Whenever some hipster tool tells me "well, you wouldn't know how good a pre-Norlin Gibson is compared, to, like, anything else, unless you played one, which clearly you have not," I pull out my

 

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1966 Gibson ES-125TDC. The previous owner had the good sense to replace the 3-per-unit Klusons with Grovers and the ABR-1 with a Nashville. God damn I hate ABR-1s with a passion. Bzzz. Bzzz. Bzzz.

 

I love this guitar. It's deceptively comfortable and light. Unlike 90% of burst guitars, this one has faded to the point where it doesn't look outright tacky. It sounds really great clean or with loads of distortion. The P90s are somewhat treble heavy, allowing this guitar to cut through a mix of saturated humbucker-powered solidbodies with ease, for a very in-your-face sound. You never have to worry about the saddles not having enough range, just move the bridge. Truly, a fun instrument, yes, indeed. It still feels like every other Gibson or Epiphone or Orville I've played. This is not a bad thing. They just all feel fine to me.

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Wowzer. May Iask how long you've had it for? This 335 is perfection. It really doesn't get any nicer.

Thanks for your comments. I bought the guitar around 1968 from a musicain friend who bought it new in 1963.

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That blonde '63 is really spectacular. There was a post a while back on Charlie Gleiber's blog on a very similar lefty block marker TDN but this must be a pretty rare guitar. A good contender for the nicest 335 I've seen!

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My rare 1963 Blonde 335TDN.

 

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Exceptional and...wow. The best 335 I've seen for many, many years. Yes indeed.

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I just love that subtle flamed top you got on your 359!!!! [thumbup]

 

These 359's just kick butt, they are awesome instruments!

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Seem like yesterday when I bought my ES-345 in the Summer of 1967 from Don Weir's Music City in San Francisco. It's a player's guitar...and played/jam at Winterland that night. Brazilian rosewood fretboard has lots of divots with worn down frets, minor checkering, dry vibrating wood that stings your ribs when you play chords, feedbacks quickly; but still a joy to play and reminisce all the fond memories. [rolleyes]

 

 

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