NGD - Let's try this again

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Mr Swisher, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    As some here know last year I bought a 2002 cherry 335..which was good. It had a pretty maxxed truss-rod though, which I didn't spot on purchase, and began causing me (probably needlessly) some aniexty. It just played on my mind.

    So I sold it.. and didn't lose any money.

    Recently I've been hunting again. I bought an Epiphone inspired by figured 335 but the fretwork was sooo bad it got sent back by the shop. Unsaveable they said.

    So I continued hunting and fell in love with a Tokai UES178 335 copy. Beautiful Guitar.. but the same price as the cheapest new Gibson 335.

    I then found the real deal Gibson 335 Figured Iced Tea.. It was flawless in the shop, I couldnt find a mark or binding issue or fret problem anywhere. I looked hard but it was pristine. Zero quailty or playability issues. It was just perfect.

    The price was high but everything about it felt right. I was cheeky and somehow managed to negotiate £500 off and got them to do a full pro set up too.

    Here it is.. forgive the pickguard plastic and poor lighting.

    2021 Gibson ES-335 Figured Iced Tea. I have found the one.
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  2. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
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  3. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
  4. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    Couple more pics out of the sunlight. IMG_20211022_123612.jpg
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  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on the real deal. Your diligence paid off.

    Enjoy to the fullest.
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  6. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    It’s my favorite electric guitar. Love the look, sound, playability and history of the 335. Congratulations on your purchase, it’s sure to inspire you to produce great music.
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  7. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    That's a beauty! Congrats, and enjoy!
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  8. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    Wow, that one is Tea Totally Terriffic! Enjoy!
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  9. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2021
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Gorgeous, congrats Mr S!
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  11. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Wow! Kudos for getting 500 off and have them do a pro set-up! Nice!
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  12. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    That is a beautiful guitar in an uncommon finish, congratulations! I own way too many guitars, yet somehow I still have never owned a 335 (been tempted by many).
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  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations - looks like the wait was worth it!
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  14. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..Yum!
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  15. Lucky Jim

    Lucky Jim Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2020
    Kent, England
    Congrats Mr S that's a mighty fine looking 335. Are the pickups MHS?
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  16. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    Thank you all for your congrats. This is a good one so I'm thrilled.

    The shop claimed MHS, but the Gibson website (this one left the factory in August this year) say calibrated T - Types. When I swap the strings out I'll pop one and confirm.

    Clean through my jazz chorus they sound really great in every position whichever they are.
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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
  18. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    She's beautiful . Congratulations
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