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    Default Which is the better value 335 ?

    Guys, (in your oppinion) which 335 do you think is the better buy ?


    This will be my very 1st ES-335.


    1) http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...lectric-guitar - faded satin $2250.00


    . . . or . . .


    2) http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...h-gloss-finish - plain dot $2699.00



    I am looking at either the red model or the black (in both)


    Thanx Guys

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    Default Re: Which is the better value 335 ?

    I prefer the look of the Satin Black.

    But resale will be better with the Gloss.


    And resale is the deciding factor. You never plan on selling, but when it happens you want the more desirable/expensive model.

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    Default Re: Which is the better value 335 ?

    It's the same guitar for the most part save for the finish...
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    Thanx

    PS : i do not care about re-sale value at all, as i have NO intention of selling this guitar.
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    Default Re: Which is the better value 335 ?

    ya go for the red gloss
    i saw this band, and thought they were really great, until i saw what the guy was playing through........

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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    It's the same guitar for the most part save for the finish...

    Thanx Christian . . . that is what i thought !
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    Thanx Christian . . . that is what i thought !
    You are right then...the only real difference is the colour choice and the lack of a gloss top coat...
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    Default Re: Which is the better value 335 ?

    As far as playability, they seem like they'd be the same, except that the finish on the neck will feel a little different on your hand, and the gloss dot has grover tuners, not the green tulips. Personally I like grovers more but not $400 more.

    As someone who went for a faded les paul studio over a gloss LP studio, I can say that if you're one of those "shut up and just play!" kind of guys, you'll probably love the satin one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    You are right then...the only real difference is the colour choice and the lack of a gloss top coat...
    MMmmmm, i am currently leaning toward the satin fin. (i think)

    Gonna try them both in two weeks time when i am in Ft. Lauderdale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    MMmmmm, i am currently leaning toward the satin fin. (i think)

    Gonna try them both in two weeks time when i am in Ft. Lauderdale.
    No real need to try...if you like one of them you'll like the other but guitars are all different so you might find a gem thats a satin model or a turd thats a satin model...

    They have the same basic neck, neck profile, pickups, bodies,m center block, bridge, etc...aside from the gloss the only difference is one has Grovers stock while the other comes with Klusons.

    FWIW, you could get a SMOKIN used 335 for a lot less money if you wanted to buy used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    FWIW, you could get a SMOKIN used 335 for a lot less money if you wanted to buy used.
    That's exactly what I was going to say. I got lucky and got mine for $1850. It plays and sounds amazing, and is one hell of a looker too.

    http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/gooo82red335.html
    Last edited by JOLLY; 02-16-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    No real need to try...if you like one of them you'll like the other but guitars are all different so you might find a gem thats a satin model or a turd thats a satin model...

    They have the same basic neck, neck profile, pickups, bodies,m center block, bridge, etc...aside from the gloss the only difference is one has Grovers stock while the other comes with Klusons.

    FWIW, you could get a SMOKIN used 335 for a lot less money if you wanted to buy used.
    I am deff looking into used ones too.
    It is just so much easier for me to buy new in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    That's exactly what I was going to say. I got lucky and got mine for $1850. It plays and sounds amazing, and is one hell of a looker too.

    http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/gooo82red335.html
    Looking GOOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    I am deff looking into used ones too.
    It is just so much easier for me to buy new in the US.
    Why??

    Just find a good guitar shop where you are going to be and start there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    MMmmmm, i am currently leaning toward the satin fin. (i think)

    Gonna try them both in two weeks time when i am in Ft. Lauderdale.
    definitley. play em first! Youll know then which guitar speaks to you the best.
    I kinda like the gloss tho just looking at pics. The neck has binding on it too.
    See if you can try a bunch of 335's...second hand also....
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    Ibanez Artcore

    Second kind of cool aside, that's a lot of coin.

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    If you are gonna go flat finish, I'd just go straight for a used ES-333. I think if you are gonna spend $2,250 for a flat one, you might as well wait until you can throw another $450 at it for the full-on ES-335 model.

    I sold my sunburst 333 for $900 mit case about 4 years ago, and have regretted it since. Now they seem to have gone up in value, but at not much over $1,000, they are still the killer deal in the Gibson semi-hollow world IMO.

    They do have ceramic-mag pickups. If you like 'em, great. If not, you still come out OK after a pickup swap and the sale of the ceramics. And pickup and electronics swaps are an absolute breeze because they have a back door.

    Mine looked like this, but they came in transparent red and natural too, and maybe more colors:

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    Default Re: Which is the better value 335 ?

    Go used. I got a $3200 custom ordered flametop/back ES-335 for $1850 off Craigslist.
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