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Gibson ES-335 63 Reissue String Spacing by Tuners?

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Hey all,

Recently acquired an ES-335 63 reissue, and I haven't really encountered this before, so just wanted to ask what to do about this concern.

My ES-335's low E and A strings are basically touching at the tuning pegs (see picture below), and the A string is quite literally right above the E string. Is this normal? Will this cause any problems down the line (extra tension or something, I don' know). I'm not actually too informed about guitars, this was a gift to me, and I just want to make sure this guitar is OK.

I have a different Gibson guitar, and the strings are much more widely spaced out by the pegs. So, for my ES-335, will the E string be more muted? Doesn't sound like it, but just asking anyways.

Thank you all!

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My '59 Historic ES 335 is essentially the same, and it doesn't seem to impact on anything. The vibrating length of the string is effectively only between the bearing points on the nut and the saddles.

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