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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    Lest there be any doubt regarding the great sound & performance a guitar player can get out of a mid-late '60s trapeze tailpiece ES-335.....look no further than Rush's incredible guitarist Alex Lifeson. Alex seen in the 1976 live concert video below playing his favored sunburst 1968 ES-335 w/...
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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    Perhaps another factor responsible for the exceptional quality of Gibson guitars in the 1950s is the "old-growth" timber that was widely available from sources in Cuba, Central & South America. Many would agree that these virgin, old-growth forests produced Honduran mahogany and Brazilian...
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    Billy Squier, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 11/20/1981, w/ '59 Sunburst Les Paul Flame-Top

    Yeah so what. ...... B. Squier made a bad music video which got a lot of air time on MTV. Don't watch if you don't like it. :mad::mad: I prefer to focus my attention on the cool vintage guitars he plays - and his "fresh" '80s approach to rock music. Yeah I know - the synthesizer is...
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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    Yeah the ES-3x5 side-by-side comparison video was put together very well. Perhaps one of the best I have ever seen! :cool::cool::cool: It goes without saying the long-magnet PAFs installed in those '58s are just killer! But I would add that the remarkable performance observed with the '58...
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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    That '65 ES-335 w/ Maestro vibrato appears to be finished in "sparkling-burgundy.... which, as Pat confirms, has a tendency to bleed into the binding. Note the VERY shallow break angle of the guitar's strings at the bridge. The Maestro units installed on '60s era ES-335s almost always have...
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    Billy Squier, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 11/20/1981, w/ '59 Sunburst Les Paul Flame-Top

    Billy Squier - Lonely Is The Night - 11/20/1981 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Official) VINTAGE GOODNESS. :cool::cool::cool: B. Squier's Sunburst Les Paul just blows me away.....they don't get much better than that! <iframe width="805" height="604" src="" title="YouTube video player"...
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    1959 Les Paul Guitar Player Magazine 1982

    I noted in the poster this Les Paul has doubled thumb wheels mounted on the ABR-1…..curious.
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    Oh boy ..... I have heard there are problems with the Murphy labs.

    I have a hard time believing that the motivation behind Gibson's newest model line....the "Murphy Lab" models..... is anything but marketing hype.
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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    There are basically three (3) variations of the maple center-block found on ES-335s from 1958 to about 1970 (Norlin). (1) The first version is basically a solid "block" of maple (with routes for both pickups) running from the neck tenon to the bottom rim of the guitar's body where it is glued...
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    335 TRAPEZE TAIL PIECES!

    Bravo for you! It's refreshing to see postings on the LPF like this.....which was based on actual side-by-side playing comparisons. Unfortunately, too many folks blindly assume that whatever they read on the Internet must be true, especially if it conforms with the touted "expert" consensus...
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    NVGD - ES-345 "First Rack"

    Love ESs
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    help dating PAT set + harness!

    The small slot-head screws (brass?) securing the bobbins to the baseplate STRONGLY suggest T-Top pickups. Gibson's earlier Pat. No. pickups up to about 1968 +/- 1 year, used small Phillips head screws. I wouldn't pay any more than $100 for each pickup, assuming they function properly...
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    '65 ES-335s......How Many Stop-Tailpiece Models Shipped?

    Just curious.....most folks are aware that in 1965 Gibson started shipping ES-335s with their standard trapeze tailpiece, and within a month or two, completely phased out production of 335s with the stop-tailpiece. Anyone have a rough estimate of how many stop-tail, ES-335s Gibson made in 1965...
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    Vintage ES-335s 1958, 59, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 64

    Just curious.....most folks are aware that in 1965 Gibson started shipping ES-335s with their standard trapeze tailpiece, and within a month or two, completely phased out production of 335s with the stop-tailpiece. Anyone have a rough estimate of how many stop-tail, ES-335s Gibson made in...
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