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Old 02-11-2016, 10:27 PM
The Growler The Growler is offline
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Originally Posted by MikeBmusic View Post
If you're going to be using the guitar for live playing and switching between rhythm and lead, having those 2 extra pots there when you switch pickups is what you'll want. If you're recording (hence the name 'studio'), it's no big deal.
The original idea for the studio models was to give the buyer all the sound of the standard models, but remove the "fancy stuff" like binding and fancier inlays because the reasoning was it could look plainer as one one would see it in a studio. So... Studio models should have the extra pots.
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Christens View Post
I might be confused here, but it looks as if the 2016 model year of the ES-335 studio does come with full controls:

End of discussion - I'll take a gingerburst, please...
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by moon View Post
If you find a Studio you like it would actually be quite easy to drill a couple of holes for 4-pot wiring. The F-hole surgery bit isn't that hard either if you know the routine.
Hello! Glad to have found your forum. That's exactly my plan.

I lucked out and snagged a 2014 Gingerburst ES-335 Studio on ebay for less than $800. Turned out that the existing bridge on that guitar was incorrect, so I had it replaced with the correct 12" radius old style Gibson ABR-1 bridge. Since the guitar was otherwise perfect, I added some titanium saddles (Allparts 45208 00482), installed an Allparts 5-ply short ES-335 pickguard with chrome Gibson ES-335 bracket, replaced the existing corian nut with bone nut from AxeMasters and bought a "VINTAGE UPGRADED ES-335 PRE-WIRED HARNESS" from Atlantic Custom Guitars on ebay (harness came with 500k CTS pots [audio/linear for volume/tone], switchcraft switch and jack, Sprague 200v .022mf orange drop capacitors and Gavitt Braided Wire) that my local luthier will install by drilling two extra holes under the bottom f-hole sometime next week. All of these upgrades, not counting the titanium saddles (a small extra) cost about $150.

So, since I don't work on guitars myself, after my luthier is paid, I will have a very nice, versatile near new ES-335 that looks great for about $1,250. I won't have white binding, inlaid logos on the headstock, or blocks on the neck -- not a big deal. Even so, the guitar sounds fantastic now, as is, before adding separate tone and volume controls for each pickup. As far as I can tell, Gibson only started offering the ES-335 Studio with full tone and volume controls in 2016.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:39 PM
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If you can, please post pics of your NG. It sounds like a nice purchase.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:30 AM
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"Horses for courses." Enjoy your guitar!!!

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