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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Gibson ES-335 vs. JEM7VWH

I would love to hear some opinions on these two vastly different guitars. Which do you like better if you were to purchase one and why? (By the by, I am speaking of a newer model 335 with classic 57' humbuckers, and a JEM with an ebony fretboard 03' model.) Try to be omniscient if you can, thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 04:14 PM
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Eeeer, this is kinda like what do you prefer, Skiing or drinking beer !!! but to answer the best i can

I'd get the 335 first then a JemVWH but neither can be at all compared to the other

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 04:48 PM
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I like steak.

I also like ice cream.

Which do you prefer and why?

Guitars are like tools. If you want a complete toolbox, it's good to have a hammer, a few screwdrivers, a few wrenches, etc. Asking whether you prefer a hammer or a wrench is kind of pointless... they do different things, and each does its intended job very well.

And which you should buy first depends on the kind of work you're going to be doing with your tools. For some people, the hammer might be the best first choice, for others, it might be the screwdriver. Only you can make that determination for yourself.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 04:55 PM
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I'd take the ES-335
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Have you been watching the G3 with Johnson by any chance?

Chalk or cheese?....
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 05:42 PM
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Personally, I'd take a 355 over a 335 any day of the week and all the nights. Not too much more money (and sometimes less), and that nice ebony board. If you can find one an ES-347 is a lot like a 355, but with the hotter pickups and no stereo option.
What's more, I'd also get an Ibanez AR-200 or AR-180 over a 335, too. Then there are the late 70's Artists, like the 2630 I'd also take over the 335. I might take a 2630 over an AR-200, come to think of it. There's the new Scofield model, the JSM-100. Pretty much the same as an '81 AR-200. So, what I'm telling you is don't waste the money on a 335 when you can get a much better execution of the 335 concept for the same or less money. I know Yamaha made a fine version but I don't remember the model number off hand.

Now to answer your original question, you need one of each. Then get a Tele and an ES-175.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 09:32 AM
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Lets compare apples and moon rocks...
If you need a 335 style guitar get it, if you want a jem styled guitar get that. You'll run into feedback issues with a 335 style body, or most hollow bodies for that matter. Nature of the beast, so you need to account for that. A jem is a VASTLY different animal that I think most of us are aware of.

Why did you opt for such a diverse comparison?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 09:59 AM
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I know Yamaha made a fine version but I don't remember the model number off hand.
SA2100 and SA2200 (the latter being more recent and having a flamed top). Both very fine guitars. I understand there was also an SA2000 but have never seen one.

The SAs have push/push tone pots that split the humbuckers. Very neat.
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ebony board , ebony fretboard

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