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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ashton View Post
    ...isn't Berry more known for his "335/355" series guitars? At least, thats what I remember...
    Yes of course. But he was playing the ES-350T before they existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ashton View Post
    ...isn't Berry more known for his "335/355" series guitars? At least, thats what I remember...
    Chuck played a lot more shows with his 3x5 guitars, but recorded pretty much all his best stuff with an ES-350T.

    I saw that video but wasn't paying much attention to the guitar itself. For the price they're asking, though, you can get a '50s model with PAFs and have ca$h left over. I bought a '58 last year…it's a fab guitar!

    Edit: forgot to mention that the bridge on these guitars, if positioned for proper intonation, does sit close to the bridge pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Chuck played a lot more shows with his 3x5 guitars, but recorded pretty much all his best stuff with an ES-350T.
    This

    He had a P90 one and a PAF one, and most of his great stuff is one of those two guitars.

    Same goes for BB King btw, although I admit it's a little more of a matter of taste. BB will forever be associated with black 355's, but the bulk of his best stuff was played on (quite a few different) other guitars. the "best stuff" is where the taste part comes in, but I like his 50's recordings a LOT more than almost anything he did later.
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    I remember that I. The Documentary Chuck Berry: Hail Hail Rock n Roll, that Keith Richards rented a vintage Gibson ES-350T for Chuck to play on stage for the show.... He refused and stuck with his own ES-345. Eric Clapton ended up playing the ES-350T instead as he thought it was a cool guitar. It is on the Blu-Ray.

    Anyway, I was not impressed with the quality of the guitar in Gibson’s video as it showed flaws. At that price it should be perfect. I would buy a REAL vintage one at that price as well. In fact I did but a 1949 Gibson ES-350 (not a T) for a lot less this year.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1999 Guild Starfire III-90
    2000 Guild Starfire IV
    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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    Never having had much interest in 1950's Gibsons and never having looked closely at a photo of a 350T, I just assumed the raw-looking sanded-down texture of the face of the headstock was somehow a nod to "the way they did it back then" or something along those lines. It's kind of horrifying to think that it's just sloppy work... on a $10k guitar!!
    Last edited by mellowgerman; 10-31-2019 at 08:21 PM.

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