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  1. #21
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    They don't make 'em like that anymore.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    A beauty! (please, PLEASE, donít put a Bigsby on it.)
    Yes, I have reservations on adding the Bigsby, but most of my guitars have one and I miss it. It should be reversible and not leave much in marks! I am still thinking about it.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingGuitars View Post
    Yes, ES-350T thinline had a short 23.5 scale (like the Byrdland) and replaced the ES-350 in 1956. I never had the chance to play one and the vintage ones also go for crazy prices most times.
    Yep. I was able to pick up this one for a less crazy than usual price 'cuz it had gone back to the Gibson factory in the mid-'60s for some "upgrades": Byrdland ebony fretboard & fancy binding; Johnny Smith ebony bridge base with pearl inlays; a replacement pickguard for the outgassing & crumbling original; and a Bigsby in place of the original trapeze. Original killer sounding lower-wind PAFs.

    I'd hesitate to put a Bigsby on your 350, but as with mine I wouldn't complain if someone else had already done it. ;)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  4. #24
    What is the scale? 24.75"? 25.5"?
    Don

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    Fender '90s Custom Telecaster

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Yep. I was able to pick up this one for a less crazy than usual price 'cuz it had gone back to the Gibson factory in the mid-'60s for some "upgrades": Byrdland ebony fretboard & fancy binding; Johnny Smith ebony bridge base with pearl inlays; a replacement pickguard for the outgassing & crumbling original; and a Bigsby in place of the original trapeze. Original killer sounding lower-wind PAFs.

    I'd hesitate to put a Bigsby on your 350, but as with mine I wouldn't complain if someone else had already done it. ;)

    -Dave-
    Yeah, will take a lot of thought about adding the Bigsby. After seeing Paul Pigatís ES-350N with an added Bigsby is why I was so inspired.... BUT it wonít make me play like him, LOL
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by dbirchett View Post
    What is the scale? 24.75"? 25.5"?

    Gibson ES-350 is 25.5 scale.

    Gibson ES-350T mentioned here is a thin line 23.5 scale like the Gibson Byrdland.

    The dimensions of the ES-350 are close to my Guild X500T. But the Guild is 24.75
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingGuitars View Post
    Gibson ES-350T mentioned here is a thin line 23.5 scale like the Gibson Byrdland.
    Yep. The classic Chuck Berry guitar, originally made from 1955–1963 (and reissued at least once since). It was also one of the first three guitars to be outfitted with Gibson's new humbucking pickup, in 1957, and was considered the "high end" model of that trio. (The low end model was the ES-175 while the mid line guitar was the Les Paul goldtop.)

    IMO P90s shine in long-scale Gibson archtops like the full-size 350. The hollow body dips the mids some, increasing clarity and reducing the gritty/barky tendencies of higher wind pickups, while the longer scale adds snap to the high end.

    -Dave-
    Last edited by Quantum Strummer; 06-09-2019 at 05:28 AM.
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  8. #28
    I can't believe I missed this, Need to start scrolling further down the page more often. That is absolutely Amazing Chasing, Big time Congrats on a Beautiful Piece! I imagine it plays and sounds as good as it looks which means it ought to sound like a choir of angels singing. I hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.

    TX
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    Westerly-1971 F612, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem, 2000 JF65-CE
    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Brz #10 of 50, 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2011 F212XL STD, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS, 2014 GSR X500D

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    93 Sequoia

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by txbumper57 View Post
    I can't believe I missed this, Need to start scrolling further down the page more often. That is absolutely Amazing Chasing, Big time Congrats on a Beautiful Piece! I imagine it plays and sounds as good as it looks which means it ought to sound like a choir of angels singing. I hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.

    TX
    Thanks. It sounds great and plays great. Quite a special one I think.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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