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BY GrantB
#798639
Here's a 330 from the same year...not common, but definitely a thing.

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BY GrantB
#798641
Actually, mine has crackled just like that 330. Here's the 330....I'll grab a shot of the 335 tomorrow.

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BY Single coil
#798645
Ugh. Yes.
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BY Slowy
#798648
I really hope all my guitars go to people like Grant when I'm gone.
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BY GrantB
#798656
KNNZ wrote:looks awesome!! does it stink too? (in a good way) :thumbup: :clap:


It's f-holes are a bit smelly :|
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BY Miza
#798657
Sorry to ask the dumb question, but what's going on with the black bit? Has it been repaired and painted over, or did they come out of the factory like that?
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BY GrantB
#798658
It’s called a “stinger”, like a bee’s bum. Gibson did it regularly through the 50’s and a bit through the 60’s. No reason usually. Custom order thing originally.
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BY Kev77
#798659
I remember midge marsden mentioning in NZ musician about a 335 he bought off a US sailor back in the day, it was his wish d never sold guitar. Could it be?
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BY kdawg2a
#798660
GrantB wrote:It’s called a “stinger”, like a bee’s bum. Gibson did it regularly through the 50’s and a bit through the 60’s. No reason usually. Custom order thing originally.

I read it was used to cover up imperfections in the wood. By the time the neck had been shaved down to its almost finished state, enough work had gone into it to necessitate some form of cover up if there was a 'flaw' in the wood. That's what I got from the tiny bit of research I did for the stinger in the Coronet you gave me anyways.....
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BY bbrunskill
#798661
jesus grant. What a great guitar, and good on you for assessing it accurately, I know you would have done a legit job and that would have been a big help to the both the owner and his mates so they could decide what to do with it. Glad it went to you.
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BY jvpp
#800183
You probably already have seen this, but I'll post it anyway...

That 335 looks amazing I think... Also note the use of our Kiwi shoe polish :D