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My New 1961 ES-355 & J-45

cfh

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Ok so i lied!
Notice the pickups (PAF mini-hums). but they have surrounds because this guitar was original slated for NY style single coils. They ran out, put the surrounds around the surrounds, and installed PAF mini-hums.

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1943 Banner J-45 (wrong tuners):
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seafoamer

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sweet, man!
I'd love to hear a tone review or clips of those mini-PAFs.
 

TomGuitar

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Man I wanted one of those Sheraton's so bad when I was a kid. I really did. I had to settle for a used 64 stoptail sunburst 335 that I bought from a lady on the next block in 1966. But I'd still love a nice Sheraton. Beautiful, Clay.:salude
 

sliding-tom

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Beautiful guitars! Now where are the folks who say that 3 piece necks are inferior? :rolleyes:
 

cfh

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Man I wanted one of those Sheraton's so bad when I was a kid. I really did. I had to settle for a used 64 stoptail sunburst 335 that I bought from a lady on the next block in 1966. But I'd still love a nice Sheraton. Beautiful, Clay.:salude

Jeez tom i was barely alive in 1966!
heck you look better than me now though.
i caught up in years, unfortunately...

The neck is a "V" neck by the way.
strong V. The 1959-1961 Sheratons that
use the old NY made neck inventoriess are
like that.
 

Tom Wittrock

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Did any of you ever see Larry Henrikson's blonde Sheraton? It was the one brought to the first NAMM show by Gibson/Epiphone. Arguably the "first" Sheraton. :bug

I've owned two of those early ones and the necks are much more to my liking than the later ones, which tend to be narrow. :)
 

RAB

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Cool Sheraton! I had a '64 Riviera with mini-PAFs, Royal Tan finish that sounded great! BTW, the "legs" on your Frequensator tailpiece are reversed...enjoy!

P.S. my Riviera had a beefy neck profile...and was wide at the nut
 
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