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  • #31
    i want one

    at that price it is a possibility too!
    Guitars: Gibson SG standard, Gibson SG '61
    Amps: Orange Rocker 30, Traynor YBA-1, bogner OS 2x12
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    • #32
      It would be interesting to see a side-by-side picture with a Hamer Newport Pro.

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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by kkyle
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        I have a 66 as well, when compared to today's 335s I'm always disappointed. "Orange peel, file marks, bad cut nuts...those things don't change the fact the Gibson's still sound good. Before this thread goes south, I'd like to state I bought a new LP Standard a while back and other than a some "orange peel" finish flaws, it's perfect (I love the chambered body ).

        BTW- My 66 with Bisby weights 8.4 lbs.






        The last three Gibsons I have bought have been horrible...being a lefty I buy alot of stuff online since there's virtually no decent selection of lefty guitars in my local neighborhood...on Les Paul was just dead...no character or decent tone to be had in it...another Les Paul the bridge was so far off center that the strings sat right on the edge of the saddle...how that ever left their shop I don't know..and then a 335 that had serious intonation issues, plus it was dead and lifeless as well...I owned dozens of Gibsons back in the 60s and 70s that were great guitars...but with the last three newer ones I've bought I've lost all faith in that company. I bought a MIJ Tokai ES 120 (335 clone) and it surpasses the 1997 Gibby 335 I had in every department...it's on par with the 60s 335 12 string I once owned...it's everything a 335 should be...resonates great unplugged and that transfers well through an amp...the nitro finish is flawless not a sign of orange peel anywhere...the guitar came setup perfectly right out of the box...intonation is incredible all the way up the neck and the Tokai hardware and pups are second to none.
        Roll Tide!!!!!

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        • #34






          Quote Originally Posted by NASCARL
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          The last three Gibsons I have bought have been horrible...being a lefty I buy alot of stuff online since there's virtually no decent selection of lefty guitars in my local neighborhood...on Les Paul was just dead...no character or decent tone to be had in it...another Les Paul the bridge was so far off center that the strings sat right on the edge of the saddle...how that ever left their shop I don't know..and then a 335 that had serious intonation issues, plus it was dead and lifeless as well...I owned dozens of Gibsons back in the 60s and 70s that were great guitars...but with the last three newer ones I've bought I've lost all faith in that company. I bought a MIJ Tokai ES 120 (335 clone) and it surpasses the 1997 Gibby 335 I had in every department...it's on par with the 60s 335 12 string I once owned...it's everything a 335 should be...resonates great unplugged and that transfers well through an amp...the nitro finish is flawless not a sign of orange peel anywhere...the guitar came setup perfectly right out of the box...intonation is incredible all the way up the neck and the Tokai hardware and pups are second to none.




          I got me an ESP Edwards equivalent slightly used for $800 and I think it blows away the $3500 Gibson ES335's I've tried in shops.
          Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

          --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by animal69
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            I got me an ESP Edwards equivalent slightly used for $800 and I think it blows away the $3500 Gibson ES335's I've tried in shops.




            I have an Edwards Les Paul...it's a great guitar...as good or better than any of the half dozen Gibson LPs I've owned over the years....like I said...I don't see me every buying a Gibson again...and this is coming from a guy who's been playing for 40 years...most of those professionally doing all original music, I've worked with the likes of Brendan O'brien and Peter Stroud (who was co-guitarist in a band with me for several years).
            Roll Tide!!!!!

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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by spoonie g
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              arent the 335's laminated too?








              Yeah, and I suppose it doesn't matter as much as it would on an acoustic, but for any kind of hollow or semi-hollow I'd prefer solid tops.



              I have a Reverend Club King (semi-hollow) with a solid spruce top and mahogany body. It wasn't near $1800 so it can be done.

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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by blimpo
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                Yeah, and I suppose it doesn't matter as much as it would on an acoustic, but for any kind of hollow or semi-hollow I'd prefer solid tops.



                I have a Reverend Club King (semi-hollow) with a solid spruce top and mahogany body. It wasn't near $1800 so it can be done.




                yeah my 336 is all one piece of wood, but that thing is mondo $$$.
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                • #38
                  I love Gibson guitars and I know many local musicians who own Gibson guitars.. They are expansive but they worth the money!

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                  • #39
                    I just picked up a Custom Shop ES-359 which is based on the 339. I was totally caught off guard by this guitar. This is an incredible playing guitar.



                    I am very pleased with the 30/60 neck on the 359. I have big hands and love a neck I can swim around in. And generally cannot play a 60's neck. But I can with this one pretty easily. I have always been a fan of the 57 pu's and on this guitar they work well and do not create a dark or muffled tone. The Memphis Tone Circuitry really does work. This is no BS. When you turn the volume down on this guitar the tone does not die it stays the same just lower. I find it very easy to get an array of tones from searing crunch to a sweet mellow jazz tone.The body/neck balance is a bit off. The neck is a bit heavy and acts like the Firebird when you let go of it, the headstock heads down towards the floor. I let one of my country chicken pick'n friends use the guitar last night and I could not believe what he was making the guitar do. This guitar can do some mean spanking when need be.



                    Just my 2 cents but their ya go.
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                    • #40
                      Fantastic guitar. Mine is Antique Red, although I owned a Vintage Sunburst one with some pretty crappy QC issues for awhile. On Musician's Friend's courtesy after a really long ordeal with a blem VS one, I got the brand new AR one for the blem price of $1,367.





















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                      • #41
                        sexy
                        Guitars: Gibson SG standard, Gibson SG '61
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                        • #42
                          Maybe it's just me, maybe it's my obsessive compulsive nature and attention to detail ---- but when I see close up photos like that of a 'Custom Shop' guitar, or any guitar that sells for thousands of $$$, I would expect to see finished edges in the 'F' holes, careful workmanship when finishing the neck binding, etc. That's just a sad visual commentary of Gibson.
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                          • #43
                            playing through a live amp, how does feedback compare with the larger body 335 or even casino/dot's? oh and hello forum

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                            • #44
                              Haven't had a chance to try the 339, but a few years back, I had G.A.S. for a 335 type guitar. I tried a dozen used from the 60's and 70's and one brand new dot re-issue, but was disappointed in either the condition of the used ones, dinged necks, checked finishes, broken headstocks, and the poor fit and finish of the new ones. My local guitar tech, turned me on to a brand new (at the time) Guild Starfire IV from the Westerly, RI plant. The neck, the sound, everything was head and shoulders above the Gibsons, and for less money! I still have the Guild, and it still looks and plays like a dream nearly 10 years later.
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                              several strats, 1 tele, several rics, 1 les paul deluxe, several Taylors, a Martin, and according to my wife, way too many others!

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                              • #45
                                I remember someone posting a similar guitar as this 339 awhile ago on here or another forum. Similar smaller body and deeper cutaways. I asked what guitar it was an it was a Gibson from the 80's or 90's. I forget the model of it. Was there a 339 back then? What is the model I am talking about?
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