His bandmate Robin Finck frequently uses a Gibson ES-335 for his monster gain tones, too. All about rare & vintage guitars, guitar amps, fx pedals and more! First of all has anybody ever heard a bad sounding ones? Best rated for their hollow body designs, the RG Prestige is one of the most versatile guitars out there. Also the OM-35 the long scale version of the 000 body size. And again I will say that I have never heard a Danny not sound like a Danny through any amp, actually the cheaper the amp the better they sound. It’s low maintenance and very consistent from Tele to Tele. Ask any guitarist out there about what the most versatile electric guitar is, odds are they’ll say the Fender Stratocaster. who did not sharecrop or toil as many of these great men had to do just can’t seem to be able to get that sound from a dreadnought, but when I play a 000 size guitar I feel like Big Bill (Broonzy) himself. #3 Martin D-28: The standard of what an acoustic guitar should sound like. Leo was a god among men. Great guitars, both, but very specific guitars. It marries up versatility, build quality and class, with an astonishing range of tones. Terms & Conditions Apply. Chuck Berry is beyond iconic, and he did it all on a Gibson ES. Maybe some one will combine a number of designs in to one, a les paul with a fender neck we one likes to experiment even a fender tremalo added on and vis versa. 43 years have gone by ad i have NEVER forgotten it. Great lead guitar, awesome rhythm guitar. Eric Johnson’s jazzier moments have seen him leave his beloved Strats in favour of a Cherry 335. On 1985. Short and sweet here. I always marveled how the great bluesman would manhandle the guitars they played, in lieu of the fact that many of them had these enormous hands. Buy a used one that sounds good and be happy you got a good one. #1 Fender Stratocaster: The guitar that defined rock and roll music. #10 Gibson Les Paul Junior: Turn it up and bang away a no frills no brainer. (Frank Ralph’s music) Gansett avenue Cranston Rhode Island 02920. Gibson ES-335 Modeling guitars w/MIDI would be really versatile. Some are way too heavy, I have seen Les Pauls that weighed in excess if 12 lbs, that’s too much and way too inconsistent. Buy Today, Play Tomorrow, Exchange until 2021. These guitars are great, but not perfect. Sincerely, David M Olszewski manonemusic@netzero.net. Go out and buy a half dozen of them right now!!! With meticulous craftsmanship and innovative electronics, this model has a … Top Picks for Beginners: Acoustic Guitars, These are the New Les Pauls: Introducing the Original and Modern Collections, Riff of the Week: "Drop Dead Legs" by Van Halen, Guides: Getting Started Gigging from Home with Shure. The Gibson ES-335 (ES stands for Electric Spanish) was introduced in 1958. I use them for all applications in blues specifically, they are great for slide. This particular mortal (me!) 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