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ES 335 opinions

kevmoe

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Hey all .Any opinions on the Es335 from 2013 to 2014either the 63 or 5oth annirversary model.From what ive read here 2013 was a good year.Did the 2014s follow suit..and also any comments re the models with the burstbuckers vs the 57 classics.Thanks for your comments and opinions.
 

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The Haynes 335 is the best one currently out there from all standpoints (cutaway shape, F-hole position, playability, sound, and price). Those are great guitars. My $0.02 :)

(p.s. Runner-up would be the new Memphis '59 ES-345's (both the sunburst and blonde ones — those, from what I can tell, seem equally cool.)
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The Haynes 335 is the best one currently out there from all standpoints (cutaway shape, F-hole position, playability, sound, and price). Those are great guitars. My $0.02 :)

(p.s. Runner-up would be the new Memphis '59 ES-345's (both the sunburst and blonde ones — those, from what I can tell, seem equally cool.)

While opinions vary, I agree that the Haynes 335 is something very special... The Memphis reissues in general, are very good lately...

Hey all .Any opinions on the Es335 from 2013 to 2014either the 63 or 5oth annirversary model.From what ive read here 2013 was a good year.Did the 2014s follow suit..and also any comments re the models with the burstbuckers vs the 57 classics.Thanks for your comments and opinions.

Looks like a perfect opportunity to post this picture again...

That's my Haynes on the left and and my Rusty Anderson on the right... Both are Memphis 335's... Both are keepers...

My advice... Play a few and see what you think...

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Hi Kenny,

as you might know I got a Rusty Anderson thanks to reading your comments about yours, you'll be pleased to know that a Warren Haynes is also on it's way.

The Rusty is one of the best guitars I've ever played. They're making them very well in Memphis these days.
 
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Hi Kenny,

as you might know I got a Rusty Anderson thanks to reading your comments about yours, you'll be pleased to know that a Warren Haynes is also on it's way.

The Rusty is one of the best guitars I've ever played. They're making them very well in Memphis these days.

I'm happy that the RA worked out for you and I'm sure that you're going to love the Haynes as well... Like I said in another thread, I never leave the house without one or the other... Usually both...

You know... The only thing that truly matters to a player, when it comes to a given instrument, is that it inspires you to play it... Then extraordinary will happen...

Congrats! :salude
 

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The Rusty Anderson is indeed an inspiring instrument to play. The pickups were also a big surprise, I'm curious to know how the Warren Haynes sounds and responds.

I'm glad I get to keep two guitars out of these new Memphis series as they are truely special.
 

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The new 59 and 64 ES345 reissues could be very interesting too, they have som sort of underwound Custombuckers. But there is still very small amount of info about them. :(
 

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The Rusty Anderson is indeed an inspiring instrument to play. The pickups were also a big surprise, I'm curious to know how the Warren Haynes sounds and responds.

I'm glad I get to keep two guitars out of these new Memphis series as they are truely special.

The Burstbuckers in the Haynes will have quite a bit more bite than the Custombuckers in the RA... I wasn't all that crazy about them at first, but I've gotten use to them now. They're a different flavor, which is good...

The new 59 and 64 ES345 reissues could be very interesting too, they have som sort of underwound Custombuckers. But there is still very small amount of info about them. :(

I'm not sure if there are different spec Custombuckers or not... But the ones in the RA are really nice... Similar to what you are describing in the 345's...
 

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The custombuckers in the rusty anderson are alnico 5 for the neck and alnico 2 for the bridge. They've got the right amount of bite, not too bright or muddy at all.

I was never a fan o burstbuckers but that was on les pauls, so I'm looking forward to trying them on a 335, some hight adjustments might be in order though.
 

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FWIW, the Haynes guitars have an ear shape that is visibly more vintage-accurate than the RA's. (More and more, though, I'm noticing that no one around here appears to care less about that. [laughs])
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FWIW, the Haynes guitars have an ear shape that is visibly more vintage-accurate than the RA's. (More and more, though, I'm noticing that no one around here appears to care less about that. [laughs])

The only ears that matter to me, are the ones that are attached to my head... Although, I have been told that they're not very aesthetically pleasing either... :peace2
 

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There — that proves my point, lol. :salude..Anyway... as with your ear viewpoint, the only "eyes" that matter to me are the ones that are able to detect the (rather obvious, IMO) body-shape differences that exist between recent models of 335. I find it a little odd that a forum that is basically the epitome of nitpicky when it comes to the most minuscule visual details of Les Paul reissues, is simultaneously so lax when it comes to very basic visual details on 3x5 reissues.
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There — that proves my point, lol. :salude..Anyway... as with your ear viewpoint, the only "eyes" that matter to me are the ones that are able to detect the (rather obvious, IMO) body-shape differences that exist between recent models of 335. I find it a little odd that a forum that is basically the epitome of nitpicky when it comes to the most minuscule visual details of Les Paul reissues, is simultaneously so lax when it comes to very basic visual details on 3x5 reissues.

I can certainly agree with that... :salude
 

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FWIW, the Haynes guitars have an ear shape that is visibly more vintage-accurate than the RA's. (More and more, though, I'm noticing that no one around here appears to care less about that. [laughs])
I'll stand with you brother. My eyes just love the original ES contours, so I notice the ears. To me the old MM ear 3xx guitars are one of the great visual masterpieces of the guitar world. Right up there with the heavily-countoured '50's strats.
 

kevmoe

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Thanks guys for the replies..iam leaning towards a Warren 335..what price range app ???? And thanks again..
 

matt15

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The 50th ann 63 is phenomenal if you are after the blocks as you're original post inferred it is definitely the way to go- the Haynes and RA are both dots obviously!
 

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Got a 2014 Memphis block in cherry (so did Greg Koch which says a lot). Got to try a bunch and they all sounded good but quite different. The Haynes was great too but I wanted block inlays.
Those guitars play so easy, great neck. The pots are properly selected and matched and it shows. Every shade is on tap just like a vintage one. The tone pots work especially well if you've been used to the useless ones in earlier LP reissues. I think Memphis is way ahead of the CS on that aspect and I can't find a flaw in this guitar, it's inspiring and licks flow easy like you can't stop.

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Got a 2014 Memphis block in cherry (so did Greg Koch which says a lot). Got to try a bunch and they all sounded good but quite different. The Haynes was great too but I wanted block inlays.
Those guitars play so easy, great neck. The pots are properly selected and matched and it shows. Every shade is on tap just like a vintage one. The tone pots work especially well if you've been used to the useless ones in earlier LP reissues. I think Memphis is way ahead of the CS on that aspect and I can't find a flaw in this guitar, it's inspiring and licks flow easy like you can't stop.

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Very nice!!! :salude
 

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When I scrolled down and saw this picture, the words that immediately sprang out of my mouth were "Gawd, that thing is f@cking gorgeous!" :rofl

Congrats, and enjoy the guitar! :yah

Got a 2014 Memphis block in cherry (so did Greg Koch which says a lot). Got to try a bunch and they all sounded good but quite different. The Haynes was great too but I wanted block inlays.
Those guitars play so easy, great neck. The pots are properly selected and matched and it shows. Every shade is on tap just like a vintage one. The tone pots work especially well if you've been used to the useless ones in earlier LP reissues. I think Memphis is way ahead of the CS on that aspect and I can't find a flaw in this guitar, it's inspiring and licks flow easy like you can't stop.

C4940271-3C5D-40DB-A666-F07788D60B04-405-0000004B384BB25D_zps946c57b8.jpg
 
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