What kind of guitar is that?

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What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:07 am

Inspired by viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17062. Guitar guessing is fun so allow me to kick off :D

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So... which guitar is this?

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:56 pm

Nice game ;-)

Ibanez Artist from 1982?
Not sure about that TOM stopbar though - looks like an aftermarket upgrade

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am

gimmeapill wrote:Ibanez Artist from 1982?
Not an Ibanez, you're very close with the dating though, this guitar is from 1980.
gimmeapill wrote:Not sure about that TOM stopbar though - looks like an aftermarket upgrade
It's the original stopbar.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:37 am

42low wrote:That small switch, is that a build-in distortion?
No, it's a coil tap.
42low wrote:My first electric (les paul) had it build in that way too. Working on 9v battery.
And if so, this one could be easy from the early 80's.
Yes, 1980.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:03 am

Ha! You got me, indeed that's the original Les Paul Doublecut, not the Ibanez knockoff.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:29 am

gimmeapill wrote:Ha! You got me, indeed that's the original Les Paul Doublecut, not the Ibanez knockoff.
It's not a Les Paul DC, the double cut of a Les Paul DC is a bit rounder.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:04 pm

So another knockoff then, Greco?

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:07 pm

It's not a knockoff:
Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
on July 30th, 1980
Production Number: 129

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:49 pm

1980 Gibson 335-S

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:01 pm

42low wrote:1980 Gibson Epiphone Genesis that is?
http://epiphonegenesislovers.blogspot.n ... story.html
No, the Genesis has shorter and more pointy horns.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:03 pm

gimmeapill wrote:1980 Gibson 335-S
We have a winner! Extra bonus points for the exact version, the photo you posted is a different model as it has no sunburst and no neck binding.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:13 pm

The closest thing I could find with the proper bridge stop bar, knobs and pickguard - nice guitar :D
But yeah, the binding come usually with the deluxe version, so yours should be the variant called "Professional Deluxe 1980 tabacco sunburst" or something like that
https://reverb.com/item/80510-gibson-335-s-professional-deluxe-1980-tabacco-sunburst
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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:45 pm

That's the exact same guitar :D And thanks, it's a great guitar but I don't like the Dirty Fingers so I'm still thinking about what to do with it :?

And who's next? Who has got some mystery guitar to share?

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby gimmeapill » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Given the age of the guitar, it would really be a shame to mod it now, better keep it in mint condition.
If not for those religious considerations, I'd happily slap a pair of seymour duncans (either Jazz, JB, or Distortion) and change that coil tap to a coil split.

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Re: What kind of guitar is that?

Postby ufug » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:51 pm

Wow, this Gibson is just flat out gorgeous. I imagine it sounds lovely.

I just jumped in with another "What kind of guitar is that?" Let's keep it going!


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