Es 335 Type Guitars

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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    U da man, Bob, and a nice one too.
     
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    Bob got mad street cred(ibility) in this thread.

    Cheers to Bon, and his wonderful lady
     
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    Thank you for your story and your compliment, pancake. Mdubya was a nice aide to me in getting the ES 135 too.
     
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    There’s a reason they’re so loved. My ES-335 changed the way I think about guitar so much that it affected the way I think about solos on other guitars. It’s sweet while being able to let Eric Johnson licks scream out when you really push it. In addition, when you push it through a fuzz, riding that wave of feedback is something that can’t really be recreated with anything else.
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    I bought that as soon as I found out the Memphis facilities were closing. The Bigsby was a later addition, but I find the extra string length adds to the hollow body sound while keeping the sustain of a solid body. And, the neck pickup was made on my birthday and the guitar a day and a year after as an added bonus.

    ES-335s are a wonderful thing.
     
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    Thank you for posting your guitars and your story, Pancake.
    I truly love to hear your experiences on your various guitars like the Gretsch and Sheraton. Cool comparison, that Firewoman description.

    As you guys can see, I like and have liked my semi and full hollows.
    I have sold guitars too. 2 Epi ES copies, a DOT and an ES 175. But, now I have replaced/ added the Gib ES 135 and this Washburn HB 30 ( with nice upgrades)



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    Casinos are full hollow? Or am I confused? So glad you have enjoyed yours.
     
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    Beautiful ES, Logan. What pickups are in yours?
    The Washburn now has a Tusq nut, Duncan Sh 1 N and Sh 1 B Pickups and Bourns pots and upgraded wiring plus a Switchraft switch installed. Some nice upgrades over the stock HB 30.
     
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    Casinos are fully hollow. The Gibson 335 is semi-hollow, while the Gibson 330 is fully hollow. The Casino and the 330 are the same. I don't think the 330 is being made by Gibson anymore, so the Casino fills the void for a fully hollow guitar in the Gibson line.
     
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    Thank you NMA, I thought so.
    I had always remembered Casinos and Lennon.

    I really did like my Epi 175 full hollow, but the Giant head stock always tripped me up.
    Now, a Joe Pass style head stock, I flat out love. Go figure. This guitar of Pancake's is also very sweet.

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    It has all stock electronics, so a 57 classic in the neck and a 57 plus in the bridge. I also replaced the nut (as the person that installed the Bigsby screwed with the Gibson bone one and made it bind) with a Tusq XL, put on a long pickguard, replaced the truss rod cover, and put single line double ring Klusons repros on as well. Love this guitar man!

    That is a lot of options on the Washburn. Nice choices :thumb:
     
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    Logan, the Washburn's previous owner knows his way around making a guitar nice. He basically said the only thing he might have continued with was another set of tuners and a new bridge as this one has a little play in a saddle or 2.
     
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