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2008 Nashville 335...any comments on that year qualitu

kevmoe

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2008 Nashville made es 335 ,any comments re that year Quality, workmanship etc, Nashville ,Memphis does it matter that year , your comments and replies appreciated..Thank you
 
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SkyPalermo

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2008 Nashville made es 335 ,any comments re that year Quality, workmanship etc, Nashville ,Memphis does it matter that year , your comments and replies appreciated..Thank you


Generally Nashville 335s are a lot more consistent in terms quality than Memphis 335s, it should be a decent guitar. Also the centerblocks on Nashville 335s don't have the cutaway, some people say they sound better because of that. I am not one of them but it should be a good guitar. I have yet to see a dud from the Custom Shop whereas Memphis is still hit and miss although they have generally improved a lot since 2011 (e.g. long tenon).
 

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I prefer Nahsville made ones. They have better build attention to detail, more historical accurate (lower) neck angles.

Memphis build quailty is often very inconsistent and i have had some big problems with one of their 63 Wildwood spec 335. :hmm
 

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I prefer Nahsville made ones. They have better build attention to detail, more historical accurate (lower) neck angles.

Memphis build quailty is often very inconsistent and i have had some big problems with one of their 63 Wildwood spec 335. :hmm

I do agree with your statement in general, but the Memphis '63 50th Anniversary and all models thereafter including the Wildwood 335s are much more reminiscent of the originals than the Nashville 63s are. The neck angle is no higher than original examples and lower neck angles I do believe are more found on early 58/59 335s.

But I sympathize because none of that stuff matters when the basic guitar is built incorrectly. Like you, I also had a terrible experience with a Memphis made ES-339 that had a rubber neck bowed like a large football. I do remember reading that thread and it put me off for a while because I wanted a reissue 63, but the nashville 63 did not really resemble the originals (IMO). So I had to do a little bit of searching and playing as well. Budget wasn't an issue when deciding to go for a 63- Nashville or Memphis didn't really matter (I am aware though that there is a huge price difference).

Regarding Nashville 59 historics, no contest. It is NOT a replica of an original 59 because of some aesthetic peculiarities, but as a reissue it's pretty much 95%.
 

P.Walker

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Fully agree.

Actually, to see about my mentioned horrible experience - look here. :)

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/s...phis-quality-control-F-d-up-63-ES335-Wildwood

Yup that's the one :)

I'm glad to hear that at least you were able to return it.

Your journey for a perfect 335 (if such a thing ever exists- the nashville vs memphis thing is confusing enough as it is) is quite similar to mine. A great guitar is a great guitar regardless of pedigree, but memphis was missing the mark quite often during the inception of the factory. I knew though that to get a 63, I had to go to the devil one more time because it was the crown jewel of the memphis line and nashville 63s didn't look right.

If I were going for 59 335, then nashville all day long. Lucky for me, used prices for 63 memphis/59 nashville are about equal. So why 63? Because of EC/EJ (yes I know they used 64 :))

Just curious, what 335 do you have now?
 
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