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SaltyJames

Replacing my old 90's?? es335

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Hello All,
Long time reader..

I used to have an ES 335 that I loved dearly, but sadly sold and now really realize what I missed by selling it off. Duh!!

I'm thinking it was a mid 90's maybe early 90's. I bought it in 2000-2001
Here are a few images of the same pic. The case was light brown and had a deep purple-ish pink "fur-lined" interior.
The thing rang like a bell!! And I miss it dearly. I have bought a few Epiphone "Dots" in hopes to replace it, but they had none of the sound. Even my wife was like, "it has a very sweet sound to it". I have files / songs I can also upload if it would help.
What year / model / detail can you all give me on this?

Thanks!!!!

..ok. This site doesn't want me to upload an image. What are alternative options?

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Bummer,  it's hard when you let the "good ones" go.  but at the time when the decision is made, we rarely fully realize the mistakes we make.

Anyway without a serial number, it would be pretty hard to get specifics on that particular one.

 

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It's kinda funny to think of '90's Guitars as being old! But, here it is almost 2020!

The late '90's & early 2000's was a great period for Gibson Guitars.. I have Les Paul Std. Plus & a Bozeman Masterbilt J-160E from that period.. Both are fabulous Guitars! High Quality time for Gibson's.....

It shouldn't be too hard to find a primo late '90's or early 2000's ES335.... Good luck..

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Looking at a 2008 335 Custom Shop.
Anyone have thought on these?
I heard some of the 339's coming out of Memphis at this time were kinda rough / finish wise.

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I am not surprised you miss your 335; when I was teaching in the early 90s I played a couple of then-brand-new ones and I was amazed by how good they were, and remain convinced that during those years Gibson was producing guitars that are easily as good as the 1950s ones - after all that was Henry J's original intention. 

The 2008 one you are looking at is probably very nice too - but how about this one?[love]   The quality was still very high in 2001.

https://www.themusiczoo.com/products/gibson-es-335-quilted-maple-transparent-red-2001?goal=0_63363c100e-d694127a9f-263687321&mc_cid=d694127a9f&mc_eid=779a2e7ab7

P.S. we all use hosting sites for photos and link/upload from there, for instance I use Postimage which is free and easy to figure out.  

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I have and have had more than a few 335's, one of my current 335's is a black 1990 with Bill Lawrence pups (PCB type)  is pretty much the 335 I now judge others against.  

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