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help needed to identify this 335

kevmoe

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Serial # says its a 2001,no label in F hole,seller is not the original owner but has said the guitar is one model down from a 335??..Its identical to my 2000 cherry 335 in shape and size,except for the color its more of a candy apple red,bindings all around are a cream color, and the head stock logos are not white ,the crown and gibson logos are more gold in color.made in usa stamped in head stock...TKL case says gibson memphis..how many 335 models did gibson make in 2001??any idea what pick ups it came with or any info re this guitar much apreciated sorry for the long post ..P.S guitar is gonna need pots replaced any suggestions thanks again !!
 

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I'd guess 333 or faded (Though Faded have MOP logos, eh?)
 

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tks but definitly not a 333 ,cant get pics up at this time.but its the same red color as the studio 335 of that time.this guitar has the f holes..and is a great player by the way..as far as the pot replacement any suggestions tks again...
 

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I know you say the serial says 2001. what's the number? Some folks read them differently...

2001 would something like 00521352.

I had it wrong at first
 
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serial# 02601XXX i always thought the first and fifth was the year i ran in thru guitar data project it came up nashville 01 even tho tkl case said memphis..i know the memphis on the case dosnt nessarily mean its made there..the goldish color inlays on head stock i thought would have jogged some ideas...tks
 

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I didn't think the move to Memphis was before '01.

is there a sticker in the f-hole?
 

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No sticker in the f hole..any idea how many 335 models gibson offered in 2001??And was i reading the serial # correct 02601XXX for it to be 2001..been looking on ebay and this headstock is identical to the studio 335s only mine has the f holes..and again any suggestions for pot replacements..300...500...tks again
 

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serial# 02601XXX i always thought the first and fifth was the year i ran in thru guitar data project it came up nashville 01 even tho tkl case said memphis..i know the memphis on the case dosnt nessarily mean its made there..the goldish color inlays on head stock i thought would have jogged some ideas...tks

From Gibson Electric Serialization, Taken from the 11th Edition Blue Book of Electric Guitars Copyright 2007
http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonElectrics.pdf
1977-JUNE 2005: Between 1997 and late June or early July 2005, Gib- son used the same serialization system on all standard-built guitars. This updated system utilizes an impressed, eight-digit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions. The Custom/Historic/Art divisions do not use this system. Certain models in the Standard series also do not follow this, either. Please refer to the end of the section for excep- tions. The pattern is as follows:
YDDDYPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.

keymoe is correct about 333's not coming out until 2003. 02601 would be 2001.
 

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No control panel in the back..as in the 333s all ya replys much apreciated would love to find out what pups and electroinis are in now..definitly gonna need new pots and a switch..what ever pups are in it sound pretty good. so far..did 335s in 2001 come with 57 classics like my 2000 did ??? tks again !!
 

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If it's a 335, the pickups are likely 490s.
 

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tks wilco..any idea what pots are the 335 300 or 500 i need to replace the neck tone pot so i might as well up grade...might just email some place like RS to see what they recomend..any other comments welcome tks again,,
 

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Hey guys just wanna say thanks for ya replys.I also sent a request for info VIA gibsons web,not really expecting a reply BUT got a very detailed reply from gibson resto and repair shop supervisor TIMOTHY TUCKER ..the guitar is a 2001 es 335 dot plain maple,candy apple red 57 classic pups,300 k ss vol pots and 500k ss tone pots thanks mr tucker and thank you guys again..moe
 
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