« like good wine: a great year! »Published on 02/09/13 at 07:02
The irony of history is that Gibson copied this ibanez guitar for the ES339 out about 20 years later!
the violin is of very high quality and has nothing to envy to Gibson, this is the case with all the old ibanez, the Japanese had reserves of dry wood at this time and these guitars are like good wine, it age and get better in time ...
2 volumes + 2 tone
1 2-position selector (boost) added
end sleeve: very nice for my small hands.
the weight is very light, it does not fatigue.
equipped pulling 10-52 is perfect
22 frets, very good access to acute.
I replaced all the electronics for the original 58 super micro bridge was replaced by his former owner by a emg and mic handle original sin had no more.
I fitted gibson knob and especially a pair of micro PAF seymour duncan antiquity .... and the result is amazing!
I play on a tube head hughes and kettner TubeMeister 36, exit to the cab 1x12 of the same brand and it's .......... Big Foot!
my registry is jazz / rock / blues / bossa / reggae ....
the sound of the mic handle and setting the tone knob allows me to cover jazz and bossa records, the bridge mic I use for blues solos and accompaniment also of course reggae.
I inserted tube screamer pedal Maxon OD808 for the blues / rock and solos, it pulls serious ...
middle position is great for rhythm.
my luthier to add a selector switch 2 positions that couples the two microphones and slightly increase their level of output with a distortion above can be accessed metal sounds without problem, but it's not my thing.
dreaming of an ES335, which is outside the budget for my apple, I bought secondhand recently on a whim for the heart and also incredibly low price and I still have more progress to make the turn with the mic seymour antiquity the slightest mistake will not forgive!
my teacher has a custom shop ES335 purchased in the U.S., and frankly I'm not jealous, it would even be the opposite ....
value for money: the top I had to purchase 950 roros including guitar + electronics and pickups new! what could be better for a guitar collector that level?
namely that the secondhand listings for this model is around € 1,000 to see a bit more (see argus ibanez on the web)
if it again and my budget would: I would buy all those old ibanez (my second).
of course I keep this guitar exceptional life!