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Old 01-19-2022, 09:35 AM
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Mine belonged to a friend of mine 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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Iím very sorry to hear of your friends passing. It is an honor you were chosen to care for his beautiful 335. When all is said and done, we really are the caretakers of these instrument and the memories of our friends and loved ones. Think of him often when you play.
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Hi Dale,

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. What a shame. As Chickee notes, we are only caretakers of these instruments. His is a beauty... I have always loved that particular sunburst on an ES-335. What a great way to remember him.

I have a wine red Gibson ES-335 from about 1978. It's a little unusual in that it has a coil splitting switch in addition to the other standard controls. It was my very first electric guitar and still probably my favorite after all these years. It has great sounding pickups.

I don't have a picture of my ES-335 but I do have a video with this guitar up front.



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This is my '67. I purchased it in '78 for $315. I also had it converted to a stop tailpiece configuration.

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Iím very sorry to hear of your friends passing. It is an honor you were chosen to care for his beautiful 335. When all is said and done, we really are the caretakers of these instrument and the memories of our friends and loved ones. Think of him often when you play.
Thank you...and i completely agree, just caretakers for awhile.
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Old 01-19-2022, 12:17 PM
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Hi Dale,

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. What a shame. As Chickee notes, we are only caretakers of these instruments. His is a beauty... I have always loved that particular sunburst on an ES-335. What a great way to remember him.

I have a wine red Gibson ES-335 from about 1978. It's a little unusual in that it has a coil splitting switch in addition to the other standard controls. It was my very first electric guitar and still probably my favorite after all these years. It has great sounding pickups.

I don't have a picture of my ES-335 but I do have a video with this guitar up front.



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Hello Glenn! Love this video - covers doesn't really describe what you do, they are interpretations that are your own with deep respect for the original, at least that how they come to me. The ES was perfect for the electric parts and love the color! Thanks for sharing brother.
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This is my '67. I purchased it in '78 for $315. I also had it converted to a stop tailpiece configuration.

looks terrific and i like your mods. One knob is an outlier, any particular reason?

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[QUOTE=Bob Womack;6910355]I told my story on another forum:

Iíll share it itís a good one!

ďMine 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.

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.Ē

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looks terrific and i like your mods. One knob is an outlier, any particular reason?
Good eye!

The one tone knob was broken when I got the guitar. I bought a used knob at my local store and I thought that it would fade/yellow with time and would eventually match the others. It didn't. I don't use the tone knob that much so the numbers never got the paint warn off.
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Hello Glenn! Love this video - covers doesn't really describe what you do, they are interpretations that are your own with deep respect for the original, at least that how they come to me. The ES was perfect for the electric parts and love the color! Thanks for sharing brother.
Thank you Dale,

I very much appreciate your thoughts and comments!

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Dale, what a wonderful guitar to have... not because it's an ES335 but rather the personal sentiment towards it and the honor bestowed unto you. It's in no better hands than your own.
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I told my story on another forum:

Iíll share it itís a good one!

ďMine 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.

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.Ē

Bob
Thank you, Dale.

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Here is mine. A 1995 just back from a re-fret. Other than that all original and really great!
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