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Share Your ES335

maplebaby

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Mine belonged to a friend who lost a fight with cancer and covid...we had played together for a few decades. Sometime after his passing the family gifted me his 335. It was made in Memphis and i remember how excited he was to get it. I'm honored to have it. Love to hear about your 335 and see one of your favorite pics of it!


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Bob Womack

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Hi, Dale!

Mine is a 2005 Memphis Dot Reissue. After seeing Will Owsley (RIP) and Warren Haynes using some vintage ES-335s and getting some really sweet sounds, I got to wonder if you could find modern ones that sounded as good. At the time there were several guitar stores in the area that carried ES-335s so I had about ten to sort through, Dots and Historics and vintage ones. They all were great but I came across this particular new one that was REALLY sweet sounding, with a plaintive tone when you bent strings. At the time we had no spare change so I didn't tell my wife I was sniffing around the ES-335s. But late on Christmas Eve my lovely wife pulled me aside and gave me a little card that said, "Let's go down the day after Christmas and get that guitar you want." I walked on air for the next thirty-six hours. Frankly, I liked the look of the sunbursts like yours but the particular one I loved was a red one.

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I got it set up properly by my tech/luthier and it is one sweet guitar. It moved right in and became the center of my studio kit. Practically everything possible is wrong with the guitar but is sounds and plays so well that I just don't care. Then there's the memory of that Christmas Eve.

Bob
 

maplebaby

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Hi, Dale!

Mine is a 2005 Memphis Dot Reissue. After seeing Will Owsley (RIP) and Warren Haynes using some vintage ES-335s and getting some really sweet sounds, I got to wonder if you could find modern ones that sounded as good. At the time there were several guitar stores in the area that carried ES-335s so I had about ten to sort through, Dots and Historics and vintage ones. They all were great but I came across this particular new one that was REALLY sweet sounding, with a plaintive tone when you bent strings. At the time we had no spare change so I didn't tell my wife I was sniffing around the ES-335s. But late on Christmas Eve my lovely wife pulled me aside and gave me a little card that said, "Let's go down the day after Christmas and get that guitar you want." I walked on air for the next thirty-six hours. Frankly, I liked the look of the sunbursts like yours but the particular one I loved was a red one.

ES%20screen.jpg


esbody.jpg


I got it set up properly by my tech/luthier and it is one sweet guitar. It moved right in and became the center of my studio kit. Practically everything possible is wrong with the guitar but is sounds and plays so well that I just don't care. Then there's the memory of that Christmas Eve.

Bob
Hello Bob!

Happy New Year 2022!

What a great looking guitar, and just as great is the story behind it. I'm glad you found the one that really 'spoke' to you. With your knowledge and experience, one thing i'm certain of, is that's one mighty fine example of the ES335. I hope you play it with great enjoyment for a long long time my friend!

dale
 

Kutt

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beautiful guitar! Thanks for posting..could you tell us about the black toggle switch please.
Yup! It's a factory installed switch that Ibanez calls a Tri-Sound switch. It is wired only to the neck pickup, not the bridge pickup. It has 3 positions:

Down - Series wiring
Middle - Coil split
Up - Parallel wiring

The axe has factory installed Ibanez Super 58 pickups which are very PAF sounding, I believe using Alnico III magnets.
 

maplebaby

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Yup! It's a factory installed switch that Ibanez calls a Tri-Sound switch. It is wired only to the neck pickup, not the bridge pickup. It has 3 positions:

Down - Series wiring
Middle - Coil split
Up - Parallel wiring

The axe has factory installed Ibanez Super 58 pickups which are very PAF sounding, I believe using Alnico III magnets.
very cool..thanks for sharing!
 

goldtop0

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that's just about all a Gibson guy needs right! Now want is another thing...beautiful guitars enjoy!

And hopefully in Feb I'll take delivery of my M2M '58 tobacco sunburst fat necked one...........something to look forward to and very much a bucketlust guitar.
 

charliechitlins

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I just sold this one.
Can't keep 'em all, but this one got a post-sale moment of silence.
'74
Dead mint.
I tried to post a photo but it says the file is too large.
 
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Keefoman

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