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Is this ES-335 a 59 Reissue

Budha

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Sep 14, 2023
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Exactly, it seems to be entirely built to '59 reissue specs except for the color and the decal on the back of the headstock. Mine has been modded with a new wiring harness with audio taper pots (a job I'll never do again; fishing a harness in and out the 'f' hole is no fun). I also added reflector cap knobs just because I like the looks better.
The only mod on mine is the nut has been changed out by the original owner. I rewired an Epi ES-335 I have. It was a big improvement buy a real pain to do. Just at a glance it appears the dimension of the F hole openings on an Epi are a little larger than my Gibson.
 

Uncle Gary

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The only mod on mine is the nut has been changed out by the original owner. I rewired an Epi ES-335 I have. It was a big improvement buy a real pain to do. Just at a glance it appears the dimension of the F hole openings on an Epi are a little larger than my Gibson.
The Gibson 'f' holes are a tight squeeze, full size CTS pots just barely fit.
 
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