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stratman323
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you know which one I prefer.

I'm not keen on the f-hole binding - isn't that an unusual feature on 335s?

Does the trapeze tailpiece make much difference to either tone or feel?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not measured the scale yet, but the trapeze tail certainly lends a slightly looser feel to the strings.

Yup, even most custom shop 335s come without f-hole binding.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: dirty girls Reply with quote

I don't know, there's alot of girls that like to get dirty and God bless 'em for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blondes have more fun:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanN wrote:
It's an utter stunner. I've only had her a week or so, and she's quickly become my weapon of choice when I reach into Guitar Corner (my wife's nomenclature, not mine!). Light bodied, with a deliciously woody tone; superb response when slathered in dirt too.

I think I should stop calling guitars "she" while talking about slathering them in dirt. It can't be healthy.


Nice....the girls like to get dirty. I call my Guitar Corner "Man Town". My wife would rather me having my hands on them than on the girls at the strip club.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

f5joe wrote:
Blondes have more fun


Just beautiful. Which model is that, f5joe?

If I ever get a 335 type, it's going to be a blonde dot neck.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, I'm intrigued by the Greco. Could you divulge where you got it and how much it set you back?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked it up right here from Tez ("tezza-j") for the sum of ?500. We made the transaction at Euston Station, which sounds shady enough without me looking like a hungover tramp from a ridiculous weekend of debauchery. I nearly left her on the train in Manchester too!

Sadly I may have to pass her on soon (along with a Custom Shop J5 Bigsby Tele) as a local shop is holding an ES-339 for me; if their promise of it being to my tastes proves right, i'm going to have to clear some room (and funds!) before my wife will ever allow another one of those "fat guitars" into the house!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
f5joe wrote:
Blondes have more fun


Just beautiful. Which model is that, f5joe?


Blonde = 2005 ES-120
Cherry = 2002 ES-100
Sunburst = 2007 ES-130

All are identical specs. All have after-market upgraded pickups. The cherry belongs to a good friend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
+1 settebello She's a beauty.


Thank you,Marcus.To see all this beautys is real guitar porn.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I picked it up right here from Tez ("tezza-j") for the sum of ?500. We made the transaction at Euston Station, which sounds shady enough without me looking like a hungover tramp from a ridiculous weekend of debauchery. I nearly left her on the train in Manchester too!


I just sold one on eBay a month or so ago; it ended up going for the opening bid of ?345, which seemed painfully low for a guitar of its quality. Loads of watchers, one bidder. Mind you, one generously offered ?250! Some people take the proverbial...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice trio !
Seems like the perfect chance to inquire about the tonal variations between those three twins ?
What PUs do they have, and how do you rate them ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumble:

Honestly, I can live with all of them. There's enough tonal adjustment for me between the knobs and amp. But to your point.

Cherry has Gibson Burstbuckers and projects the Gibson tonality. A powerful set of pups with more edge/grit than Gibson '57 Classics.

Sunburst has Gibson '57 Classics, again with typical Gibson tones. Very sweet sounding towards mellow. This is my baseline tone as I have used these pups on a lot of guitars over the years. Nice balanced tone.

Blondie has WCR Crossroads at neck and Goodwood at bridge. I just received this guitar so I've not carressed her adequately. First take is a tad more clarity and punch than the other sets of Gibsons. With that a bit less mellow on the neck. Crunch tones are very nice to me.

Again, all sound pretty sweet. I'd love to have an old Tokai ES one day but, to me, these really do work well. The construction and finish on all three are flawless. Hats off to Tokai.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

f5joe,
thanks, sounds like great choices !
In my MIJ Sheraton I have the '57 Classics myself, mellow but very versatile vintage Gibson tone like you said.
My '05 ES-120 has "a voice like a horny angel" (quote Jim Steinman) since she got a pair of Pearly Gates .


We recently did a comparison with a friend's genuine vintage '59 ES 355 and believe it or not, while the Gibson had a slight advantage unplugged and in the vibe department , all three of us actually preferred the Tokai amplified, same result no matter who played and what amp (SF Deluxe Reverb, Peavey Classic 50 212, .Mesa Heartbreaker).
Go figure !
Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think theres a ltd edition ES-180 too..






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