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NGD - 2010 ES 335 Dot in Beale Street Blue

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Only an owner of a guitar finished in Gibson's Beale Street Blue knows how light sensitive the colour is and how impossible it is to reproduce the true shade of blue on a digital device. There's a hint of turquoise which just refuses to be captured.

 

As you can see it goes from a striking lightning blue in daylight, to almost midnight blue in dull room light. I've never seen a finish vary so much.

 

This is the third 2010 335 I've owned and I'm beginning to think either I've been very lucky or that was an exceptional year for 335s because each of them has blown me away in their own way.

 

This one may well be #1, which is a huge call because that ebony guitar is almost flawless (IMO).

 

One 335 for E standard tuning (with 11-52), one for C standard (with 13-56) and all the epic desert-blues tone that comes with it. Now to decide which one goes with which tuning. Tough call.

 

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I see you removed the scratchplates AND the headrest.......

[biggrin]

 

Very nice; my washed dark cherry LP also has great variation depending on brightness of the light.

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2010 must have been a very good year.

 

I bought a 2012 model brand new and it had many issues including not staying in tune, paint overspray on the neck binding and the screw holding in the bridge came up. I sold it without any regrets a year later.

 

In January I bought a 2010 335 that had sat in its case in a warehouse for six years. It is immaculate, the build and finish is flawless and it sounds incredible.

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Oh dear... Congrats on that beautiful catch. [wub] Timber and finish either are captivating. [drool] She also makes a nice pair with her sister in ebony! [thumbup]

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I have a 2010 ES-330L in Beale St Blue.

 

Yes indeed, it was a very good year!

 

Man, those 330Ls are such a great design. Yours' trapeze or bigsby?

 

I love the sound and feel of my father's Casino but the upper fret access kills it for me, being a lead player. The L solves that perfectly.

 

Then I tried what is basically a 330L with humbuckers (or a full hollow 335), but made by Heritage and I was blown away.

 

Thin-line full hollow bodies FTW. I'd do it if the music I'm playing wasn't so loud and overdriven/fuzzed out (feedback issues).

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Man, those 330Ls are such a great design. Yours' trapeze or bigsby?

The 330L only sold new with a trapeze, which is what mine has.

 

I also have a 2012 330-VOS (natural finish) with a trapeze, but there was a Bigsby version.

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The 330L only sold new with a trapeze, which is what mine has.

 

I also have a 2012 330-VOS (natural finish) with a trapeze, but there was a Bigsby version.

 

yeah after posting I realised I was thinking of the "330L Humbucker" which they did in 2014 (?) with a bigsby... and in black...

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yeah after posting I realised I was thinking of the "330L Humbucker" which they did in 2014 (?) with a bigsby... and in black...

Interesting, I never did see that one.

 

Btw, totally agree re the lighting changes with Beale St Blue - kinda fun!

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