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Ebony Fretboard ? Doesn't look like it


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Does this look like an ebony fretboard to you ?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-1990-Wine-Red-ES-335-Studio-Body-Ebony-Neck-/110813361948?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item19ccfdb71c

 

Has Gibson ever made 335's with an ebony fretboard ? Not saying they have not, just that this particular guitar appears to have a rosewood board..

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Does this look like an ebony fretboard to you ?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-1990-Wine-Red-ES-335-Studio-Body-Ebony-Neck-/110813361948?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item19ccfdb71c

 

Has Gibson ever made 335's with an ebony fretboard ? Not saying they have not, just that this particular guitar appears to have a rosewood board..

 

Found this on another LP fourm.. they reckon its a late 80s early 90s quite rare and they even mention the ebony fretboard.. so yeah could be the real thing, hard to tell from thos pics

 

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/other-gibsons/131855-es-335-studio-thread.html

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Remember this could be a 20 year old guitar.. depends on how its been kept and treated over the years.. the mysteries of Ebay :)

 

You had to quote me :) funny... I guess it is ebony...

 

http://www.guitar-museum.com/guitar-12624-1989-Gibson-ES-335-Studio

 

So, let me get this straight... They put ebony fretboards on cheaper less desirable ES335 models.... ok... that makes sense...

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Its been beat to hell, so it very well could have faded. To me it looks like my rosewood fretboard on my LP Studio

 

 

+1 that headstock break looks mean

also did i see anything by the neck heel?

 

at that price i'd buy it and put it on my workbench to fix it up

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My take: Looks like a poorly cared for guitar, broken headstock and filthy rosewood fretboard which has never been cleaned with the strings off.

 

And without electronics and hardware, priced too high.

My thoughts exactly.

 

I know headstock repairs can be very strong but that one looks like a disaster waiting to happen. Again.

 

Too pricey.

 

The seller is called 'all guitar parts dependable'. I would be asking why they don't finish it themselves and sell it as a 'player'? Surely they have access to all the parts they would need at low cost?

 

P.

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The seller is called 'all guitar parts dependable'. I would be asking why they don't finish it themselves and sell it as a 'player'? Surely they have access to all the parts they would need at low cost?

The guy is a "Chop Shop" Seller. He gets in used Guitars and GUTS them for parts, I have used him in the past but just for pots & tuners, you can get them quite cheap from him...

I do agree that he sells the bodies for far to much but at least the stuff people really want is reasonable starting at 99c!

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The seller is called 'all guitar parts dependable'. I would be asking why they don't finish it themselves and sell it as a 'player'? Surely they have access to all the parts they would need at low cost?

 

P.

Yeah, but it's guitar parts dependable. They salvage old guitars and part them out.

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