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JimR56

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Thanks Jay! Much obliged.

I see some interesting and curious things on that chart. First, I see that whoever added up the totals in Adrian Ingram's book (where I got my info on another forum) had some trouble with math. They had the totals for 1964, 1966 and 1970 wrong (off by 10, 10 and 8 respectively in those three years). I had the total number of Sheratons from '59 to '70 at 672, but according to your chart the number comes out to an even 700.

Also, it was my understanding that there were four model designations:
the E-212T, E-212TN, E-212TV, and E-212TNV. The E-212T was the frequensator-equipped model in either sunburst or cherry; the E-212TN was the frequensator-equipped model in a natural finish; the E-212TV was the Vibrato (Tremotone) model in sunburst or cherry; and the E-212TNV was the Vibrato (Tremotone) model in a natural finish]

Your chart shows three other designations, the E-211TN; the E-212TV Ch; and the E-212T Ch. I've never heard of the "Ch". Did they give the cherry finish its own model designation in 1967? That would seem odd, since they had been offering cherry starting in 1962. Maybe the "Ch" stands for something else? Anyway, it's great to see the numerical breakdown. I kind of wish that they'd broken down the totals for cherry and sunburst for the "T" and "TV" models, though.
 

Ken Fortunato

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ES-345's, of course: three '59s and a '60


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Be still my heart!!! :bug
 

Little Jake

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Wicked cool! I think the early 345s are great guitars! (See my avatar.)

- but I gotta ask -

Why so many of essentially the same thing? This isn't a bad thing, I'm just wondering.


It's funny how these guitars just came into my life without any grand design over the past couple years. Then again, collectors collect...
 

Michael Minnis

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Nice! I thought that guitar looked familiar. Glad it found a great home. It's an excellent instrument. I miss it! I'd be curious to know info on your other first rack. Serial number, FON, etc., if you're willing to share. You can always PM me if you'd prefer. I'm a bit of a geek where first rack 345s are concerned. Fabulous collection!
 

Monroe

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Those are some beauties Monroe. The '61 125 is in incredible shape,and is just beautiful. Very Nice!!!

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Thank you... I bought that '61 in late '68 or very early '69 (before Feb, cause that's when it got the Bigsby)
The shop wanted 125, and gave him 100 and a really crappy Teisco and talked him out of a chipboard case.
That was a lot of money back then, especially for a 9 year old kid. My mom freaked out, but my dad just grinned.
My teacher at the time had a Bigsby on his hollow body so I used birthday money and got a Bigsby in Feb of '69.
The red on the top has faded a lot since I got it.
I have misplaced the rosewood bridge somewhere along the way, but it benefitted from the TOM a lot.
The pickups both measure in the low 9s and are really too close to the strings.
George Thorogood would love it.
 
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67/68 Silver Crest- 1950 ES 175 (1949 fon) -1954 L5; Sorry for the bad pictures, they're all gone now!
 

Texsunburst59

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That WAS a nice collection of ES's for sure LS. I bet there's a little regret in letting them go,but that's what bills and GAS does.
 

lonesomesheik

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The only one I might regret could be the 175, light as a feather a tone and a smell!!!! Maybe that's why I'm having a crush on my 13' 330!!! But I'm not a collector, I'll leave that to some others, & they do come a plentyfull:salude
 

JimR56

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lonesomesheik, that was one gorgeous Crest! Your post has inspired me to post a couple of my departed old friends...

1940 ES250N:


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1950 ES350N/CC custom
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JimR56

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Does a Super 400 CES from 1964 qualify as an ES?

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Damn... you keep me awake at night when you post that one. I had a '64 that was very special, though not in the condition yours is in (I bought it from Robben Ford in the mid-80's, after he'd gigged it for years).
 

Erwin Puke

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The First one, 1988 Epiphone Cts pots, classic '57's

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The second one, 2010 Gibson ES 335 TD 1960 50th Anniversary (Recently sold)

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And the last one, 1967 Gibson ES 335 TDC

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mdubya

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The First one, 1988 Epiphone Cts pots, classic '57's

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The second one, 2010 Gibson ES 335 TD 1960 50th Anniversary (Recently sold)

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And the last one, 1967 Gibson ES 335 TDC

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Sweet, sweet guitars! I love the floor, too! :peace2

I have a 1997 Sheraton II with 57's and CTS. Great guitar. :hank

 
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