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    Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    I ran across this '69 on eBay and Reverb. It appears to be a TDC with a strange gold overspray. The seller wants $9k, which seems insane for a '69, when they regularly go for $5k and under. What's the deal?

    Or is it just super-faded? The cherry shows up under the pickup rings and other hardware like it was faded in a blast furnace.

    Last edited by bscepter; 01-11-19 at 08:01 AM.

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Looks like a very faded Burgundy Sparkle [Gibson's version of Candy Apple Red].
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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Looks like a very faded Burgundy Sparkle [Gibson's version of Candy Apple Red].
    Boy that sure looks like cherry underneath to me. I found an article on Gibson colors. Burgundy Sparkle was designed to cover checking in cherry ES335s. I wonder if they just masked up the hardware and oversprayed it!

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    So... if this is a legit Burgundy Sparkle ES335 - is it worth double the price of a typical '69 TDC? (I have a '69 TDW that I love, by the way. But I paid under $3k for it).

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Looks like a very faded Burgundy Sparkle [Gibson's version of Candy Apple Red].
    +1

    No overspray.

    Quote Originally Posted by bscepter View Post
    So... if this is a legit Burgundy Sparkle ES335 - is it worth double the price of a typical '69 TDC? (I have a '69 TDW that I love, by the way. But I paid under $3k for it).
    No. (Like, no way. ~$3.5K - unless you really like it.)

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by brandtkronholm View Post


    No. (Like, no way. ~$3.5K - unless you really like it.)
    I looked at the guy's other auctions. He has an 80s Strat going for like $17k, so I think he may just be a wee bit deluded on price. Glad to see it's legit though!

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bscepter View Post
    I ran across this '69 on eBay and Reverb. It appears to be a TDC with a strange gold overspray. The seller wants $9k, which seems insane for a '69, when they regularly go for $5k and under. What's the deal?

    Or is it just super-faded? The cherry shows up under the pickup rings and other hardware like it was faded in a blast furnace.

    The guitar in you link is not this guitar in the photo [which I replied about]!
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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    The guitar in you link is not this guitar in the photo [which I replied about]!
    D’oh! Link fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bscepter View Post
    D’oh! Link fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
    That changes things, as regards to pricing. This one seems very over priced.
    But the seller correctly noted the color. You might have mentioned that in your first post.
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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    FWIW, that looks like a 68. Still overpriced.

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    Re: Can someone explain this 335 to me?

    First time i see humbucker "goof hider" rings btw.
    I've seen the p90 type hider , the diamondshaped strapbutton hiders and the "washerring" hider under the stoptail inserts but never these.
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