Incoming NGD Gibson 335-S

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  1. koaguilds

    koaguilds Well-Known Member

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    I've had my eye on these all maple double cuts for a while. I finally got over the urge for a single cut LP and realize that I'm most comfortable with double cuts. I saw this 2011 Limited edition 335-S in near mint condition and made an offer which was accepted. Grenadillo fretboard., Solid Maple body and neck, Burstbucker 1 and 2. It does come with a hardshell case, I told the seller to keep the gigbag. I hope I like it.
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    Congrats man, Happy NGD to you!
     
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    Thank you! I'll make sure to post pics when I get it and a report.
     
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    This is a kind of Les Paul DC
     
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    NICE! So that's solid Maple all the way through?
     
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    Yes, solid maple body and neck.
     
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    I like this 335-S,
    Nice wood, fun body style. Was it made in 2011? Are Gotoh tuners stock, this is unusual on a Gibson.
     
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    Thank you. Yes, special edition reissue for 2011. I put Gotoh's on because they are lighter and less bulky looking than Grovers .
     
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    that is absolutely gorgeous...
    I don't think it has anything in common with a les paul,
    (except the burst bucker pickups... of course)
    I think it looks more like a form of SG.
    Mouse ears instead of devil horns...

    But it really doesn't matter what somebody like me thinks
    at first glance. What matters is what it sounds like and
    feels like. The closest I ever came to buying a Les Paul was
    when I saw a used one in a music store, and took it down
    and played it for a half hour through a beat up Fender Deluxe.
    It was a Les Paul faded studio with Burst Buckers. I truly
    loved the tone. And it wasn't too heavy. They wanted $500...
    Les Paul Studio faded.jpg
    All mahogany... no maple. I came back the next day to buy it,
    and it was gone, of course.

    I'd like to hear your opinion of the burst buckers. I've read
    too many negative comments about them, and didn't believe
    any of them. To me it seems like guitarists just assume the
    buckers are garbage because nothing Gibson makes is any good.

    So give us a considered opinion, after you put this baby through
    her paces. Just looking at your pictures, it looks droolingly rawkish!
    I have a maple neck on my 2012 SG special and it's solid as a rock.
    Very stable, and feels great.

    I don't own any guitar with BB p'ups, so I'm curious. And I like
    unusual guitars, maybe everybody knows this.
     

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