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#1


What do you think? I personally like it, but I seem to be the minority here.

EDIT: I just noticed this, but is there something at the base of the neck? It looks so on both the black and blue models. Or am i just seeing some weird reflection in the same place on both?
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#2
The Midtown Custom was cheaper - and is a 'full equipped' guitar

#3
No f holes and a single pickup? Why?


Serious question though. Why couldn't it be like the Epiphone Dot Studio?
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#5
What's the point if there's no F holes? How is that a 335? I thought the Studios were a no frills version of the original. Only a bridge pickup and no F holes seems a bit too no frills.

Or am I missing something?
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#7
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No f holes and a single pickup? Why?


Serious question though. Why couldn't it be like the Epiphone Dot Studio?

Well Gibson already makes a "satin finish" 335 (which I suppose still has some unnecessary ornamentation) so I guess the idea was to create something kind of new, almost like a 335 special model. But I agree, P90 would be better.
#8
Double the P90 and I'd dig it. Three way selector, chambered body, vol/tone, that would be solid.
#9
They made a 335 with no neck pickup. Brilliant. Because the Tom Delonge sig model was such a resounding success.

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EDIT: I just noticed this, but is there something at the base of the neck? It looks so on both the black and blue models. Or am i just seeing some weird reflection in the same place on both?

It's a little plate. The way they set the neck on these guitars there's a gap under where the neck meets the body. So you either put a pickup ring there or you have that little plate.
#10
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They made a 335 with no neck pickup. Brilliant. Because the Tom Delonge sig model was such a resounding success.


It's a little plate. The way they set the neck on these guitars there's a gap under where the neck meets the body. So you either put a pickup ring there or you have that little plate.


Haha Oh yea, I totally forgot about that! +1.
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#11
Yeah, this one is just un-imaginative and lazy in my book. I'm cool with Studios and Juniors, but dropping the F-holes and dropping in a humbucker does not a 335 make, at least in my book. Wonder if they'll end up blowing them out ridiculously cheap. If so, I'd consider buying one and dropping an HB sized P90 in there.
#13
I swear this period with Juszkiewicz at the helm is going to result in more failed lines and a ****ed up heritage for Gibson.

People already laugh at the crazy way they seem to be flooding the market.

They used to have a sense of exclusivity and while yea, the more expensive stuff like the Traditional, Standard, Customs and VOS are still quite exclusive, the fact that now you can get all kinds of quality with Gibson on the head stock is damaging. Even though they might still be good guitars throughout the range they don't have the same brand value as they once did. This 335 for example just looks terrible, like a barstardised version of the ES-335. Not cool.

It's like if Ferrari started making scooters. I wouldn't be surprised if the next CEO goes back on this current method of flooding the market.
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#14
Doesn't make much sense to me, I don't know why anyone would buy a 335 without a neck pickup...plus it's really ugly.
#15
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They'd have to do better than that. This really is a pointless move on their part, unless they discontinue them and they strictly rise in value due to rarity (prime for reissues). Could be an interesting business strategy, even if the guitar isn't all-too-appealing.
#16
I do not like this guitar at all.

It looks like a homeless man's (don't mean to be rude) version of a Lucille.
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#17
imo, they should've made it a 339. the large, blank 335 body with hardly anything attached to it just makes it look incomplete.
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#18
It looks like a cheap knock off, I would strip the paint,change the hardware and route i a neck pup before i even considered it.
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#19
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It looks like a cheap knock off, I would strip the paint,change the hardware and route i a neck pup before i even considered it.


And add F holes? :p

Me too!
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#20
I only didn't say F holes because for the amount of work you might as well just admit that getting any other ES shape is better, I'd much prefer an Epiphone Lucille
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#21
Its pretty plain and I really don't like it at all.
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#22
Don't they do market research and have focus groups on their products sometimes?
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#23
It's proably marketed to poor br00tz 15 year olds who want the headstock.
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#25
Should I wear it lower than my knees? It sounds too middy, Metallica say mids are bad.
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#27
I like it, I just think they should have called it a 335 Junior, rather than 335 Studio.
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#28
I think they should have gone with ES1000 or something.
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#29
This is ridonkidonk. The basic shape is pretty much the only thing relating to an actual 335. Gibson, please don't ruin the last guitar I'd actually buy with your name on.
#30
I can deal without the F-holes, honestly. Like Lizzy said before, however, it could definitely benefit from a P90 in the neck.

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This is ridonkidonk. The basic shape is pretty much the only thing relating to an actual 335. Gibson, please don't ruin the last guitar I'd actually buy with your name on.
How does releasing this 'ruin' a guitar style?
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#32
When I heard about them releasing a 335 studio I was quite excited. Then I saw this horrible excuse for an instrument. Horrible, hideous, not interested. Ill just buy an Epi Casino thank you.
#33
No p90 in neck, no interest.

The pathetic thing is I was actually hoping Gibson would release a lower-cost version of the 335, but this isn't what I was looking for at all.
#34
I guess I have very bad taste in guitars, cause I like it.

I would play some doom on that thing.
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#35
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These are gonna be 599 at Guitar Center faster than you can say Firebird X.


The ES-339 Studio is 1080 Euro
the ES-335 Studio is 1250 Euro at thomann.de

so by the 'usual' exchange-rate they are 1200 and 1400 USD

My Midtown Custom was 1080 Euro
#37
I hope this turns into another "Gibson sucks" discussion.

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#38
Gibson do suck though?

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#39
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Agreed. Why buy a Gibson when you can get an Agile?

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#40
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Agreed. Why buy a Gibson when you can get an Agile?

Or an ESP EC-1000 with EMG's?
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