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I've got a landmark birthday coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by buying the only other Gibson guitar I've ever really REALLY wanted (I already have a much loved and much used 1990 les paul custom that I've owned since new) , the Gibson es335.
I bought a tokai es135 as a kind of test to see if I'd get on with that style of guitar, and after a few months of gigs and rehearsals, I reckon I do get on with that style of guitar, and I've had loads of compliments on the look and sound of the guitar. (I play in a punk rock n roll band)
But, theres so much choice, and I could do with a few pointers.
All I know is I don't want any faded finishes, I'm after something with similar punch and dirt to my lp custom, I'd rather buy 2nd hand if possible but I wouldn't rule out buying new if I knew where to look. Bigsby would be a bonus but isn't a deal breaker. And of course it has to be red!!
So what do I need to be looking at ?? There seems to be so many versions, dot, block, Memphis, Nashville, historic, etc, the choice is bewildering!! I don't know what the difference is , I don't know which ones would be a good match for me.
Can anyone help me with some pointers and advice??!!
Can anyone help me ??!
Hopefully Hugh will chime in!!