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Is It age?

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Yeah, you're getting old and coveting Olde Man guitars...

 

[flapper]

 

When I bought my ES-335 I was well into my 30's.

I was pissed at myself for not looking at them more closely years before.

I've wanted a 175 for years since, and I'm 'only' 45.

 

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gibson-Switchmaster-original-1960-/270626319930?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f0295ee3a

I've seen this on ebay. Is it my age (51) or what? I'm finding these semi's more and more attractive.

This one looks really nice though.

Fear not...these semis are lovely and not an age thing....some gypsy jazzers play them from 10yrs upwards. Start mild with a 335 then progress in stages to a big fat L5 or Scottie Moore type....Air Rocks !!

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I don't think what music is played on them. Ted Nugent proved that.

Since coming back to playing, I was after a Les Paul. But now I'm not so sure.

I've got a 335 copy (Aria)and it plays great. But, the feel of the body's nice.

So, I'm scouring ebay for something.

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On another point.

When I was in a band. I had Les Pauls and I never got the sound that was in my head.

Since then I've often wondered if it was the guitar more than the amp.

Having You Tube I can listen to various guitars and I like the sound some players get from their semi's.

Ie, Alex Lifeson. I can't explain the sound. But you probably know what I mean.

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I too sold a couple Les Pauls over the years - they never clicked with me though all my favorite players used them.

 

Still I have trouble pinning down a tone in the two I have - like you said, I know what I want but it just ain't there sometimes.

 

My ES-335 is ALWAYS there for me - and it'll do probably 80% of the hard rock stuff the Les Paul will do.

In that regard, my 335 is like a nice, big pair of boobies. They always bring a smile to my face.

 

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gibson-Switchmaster-original-1960-/270626319930?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f0295ee3a

I've seen this on ebay. Is it my age (51) or what? I'm finding these semi's more and more attractive.

This one looks really nice though.

 

I don't care how old you are man, that is nice! B)

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lashurst -

 

Beautiful guitar.

 

I love hollow and semi. Currently I've got a hollow jazz box. I used to have a Gibby Dot and a Casino. Now I back lookin' at Casinos.

 

No, it's not yer age. Plenty of guitarists, young and old, have semi/hollow in their stable.

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With age comes wisdom. That's a killer guitar. I've been seeing lot's of high end hollow bodies and semis on ebay lately. I guess the economy is forcing people to sell their best stuff. Several Byrdlands, an ES-350T and and L5 on ebay right now. I have an ES135 and it's one of my top 2 guitars.

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I've been bidding on some. Only bottom end ones. It's surprising how cheap some of them are. I want an old one and one to practice neck repairs etc on.

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335 is like a nice, big pair of boobies. They always bring a smile to my face.

 

I think Gibson has a new slogan, I'll bet this can sell some 335's.

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