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#21 ElNumero

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

Did not see that one coming!   Beautiful 535 . Does it play as nice as the clown burst you had?


I still have the clownburst 535. The neck on that one is Detroit Blues chunky. This one has a neck more similar to the trans red 535 that CJ snagged from me, very comfortable


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:57 AM

Did not see that one coming!   Beautiful 535 . Does it play as nice as the clown burst you had?


I still have the clownburst 535. The neck on that one is Detroit Blues chunky. This one has a neck more similar to the trans red 535 that CJ snagged from me, very comfortable.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

Incredible looking 535 !   It has a vintage appeal and I bet that it's a joy to play.   

 

Heritage certainly rocks semi-hollow guitars.. 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Wonderful!
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Beautiful! That's my favorite color. Congrats

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:28 AM

CLASSIC!


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:31 AM

That is really really a nice looking guitar. The top on that thing! I love the way the mahogany neck color contrast the body color. I am a semi-hollow body convert and this is a nice one to see on my Sunday morning...Congrats


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

She is an NOS 2015, and I got a 2015 price on her too. I himmed and hawwed a bit regarding the natural finish, but it turns out she is antique natural which has a slight tint to it and downright gorgeous IMO. She arrived flawless, no visible wear for being a new 2015 however, when I inspected her closely, I noticed that the bridge and tailpiece were not Tonepros, which is how the guitar was advertised. I notified the seller promptly and asked for an $85 credit towards the cost of a new set of Tonepros tuneomatic bridge and locking tailpiece. He didn't flinch at all and apologized for the oversight. I won't worry about changing that out for the time being. The SD59's sound great, I think I like them even better than the Seths that are in my Cherry Sunburst 535.

 

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Looks great. Is the scratch plate made of plastic or wood? I've got a 535 from 2015 and it seems to be plastic.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

Yeah it's plastic


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:59 AM

Yeah it's plastic


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When did the plastic 535/555 pickguards start?  I thought they were all wood.  My '07 had a wooden one.  I never installed it and sold it.  But still I thought the semis' had wooden pickguards.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:09 AM

 

When did the plastic 535/555 pickguards start?  I thought they were all wood.  My '07 had a wooden one.  I never installed it and sold it.  But still I thought the semis' had wooden pickguards.

Not sure John, my 2006 red 535 that CJ bought had a plastic one, and my 25th Anniv 535 in Clownburst that Martygrass sold me has a plastic one too, but it looks to be two ply (like an Oreo). The models Jay Wolfe sells all seem to be equipped with wood guards. If I could find a black wood one that I could retro fit I would buy one!


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:31 PM

That guitar is a show-stopper - whoah! Looks so darn good!

 

I know Tone Pros are top of the line bridges but I'm curious as to how the guitar sounded with the old bridge vs the TP. 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:23 AM

Love the contrasting stain on the back of the neck..


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

They switched to plastic pickguards as stock on 535s sometime in 2014 or 2015. That is around the time when Howard Sutton (who made all of the pickguards) retired. There is a good chance that the bridge and tailpiece on this guitar are made by schaller and are of a higher quality than tonepros. Blue Note guitars were requesting schaller parts instead of tonepros around that time.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

They switched to plastic pickguards as stock on 535s sometime in 2014 or 2015. That is around the time when Howard Sutton (who made all of the pickguards) retired. There is a good chance that the bridge and tailpiece on this guitar are made by schaller and are of a higher quality than tonepros. Blue Note guitars were requesting schaller parts instead of tonepros around that time.

 

That sounds about right concerning the pickguard.  My '07 came with a wooden pickguard.  And a lot people here like the tonepro stuff, it is cast pot steel.  Best to the Faber hardware route if you want the authentic quality steel & aluminium. 

 

Again, only my opinion, and yours my vary. 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

When did the plastic 535/555 pickguards start?  I thought they were all wood.  My '07 had a wooden one.  I never installed it and sold it.  But still I thought the semis' had wooden pickguards.


Mine was included but not installed. The new shape and made of plastic. It's ugly to me, so it will never be installed.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

They switched to plastic pickguards as stock on 535s sometime in 2014 or 2015. That is around the time when Howard Sutton (who made all of the pickguards) retired. There is a good chance that the bridge and tailpiece on this guitar are made by schaller and are of a higher quality than tonepros. Blue Note guitars were requesting schaller parts instead of tonepros around that time.

That is interesting, as the bridge and tailpiece looks to me like Gibson Nashville. No way to confirm that it would be Shaller though


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

Mine was included but not installed. The new shape and made of plastic. It's ugly to me, so it will never be installed.

The other thing that I was a little disappointed about is not only is it plastic, its a much thinner pickguard then what is on my 2010 535 and what was on my 2005 cherry 535. Both of those looked to be 3 ply. Hence, I am seeking a replacement for this pickguard. 


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:26 PM

Schaller parts will say, " made in germany" on the underside. As a sidenote I have seen some tone pros tailpieces that say gotoh on them.
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:26 AM

Will,,, dont sell this one!!!!   Nice axe!


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