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These guitars were made in Kalamazoo 60 years apart!  My 1959 Gibson ES-225TD and 2019 Heritage H-535!

Sometimes, I consider selling the ES-225TD to buy an H-530 for better playability, but I'm afraid to become that guy who "used to own" an awesome guitar like that (it still plays great)!

 

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7 hours ago, bolero said:

Beautiful pair!

Is the Gibson 225 the same body thickness as a Heritage 525? Or thinner?

 The ES-225 is almost 1/8" thicker than the H-535.  If I recall, my ES-335 was the same thickness as the ES-225.

The ES-225 was Gibson's first thinline guitar and it is fully hollow, not semi-hollow like the ES-335 and H-535.

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1 hour ago, DonA said:

😭

The only real reason I’m bummed is due to the fact that I could have sold it for twice the price today. As far as playing it goes, I was just as lousy on that one as I am on any other guitar!

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On 12/10/2021 at 9:55 AM, DonA said:

 The ES-225 is almost 1/8" thicker than the H-535.  If I recall, my ES-335 was the same thickness as the ES-225.

The ES-225 was Gibson's first thinline guitar and it is fully hollow, not semi-hollow like the ES-335 and H-535.

A Heritage 525 is thicker than a 535, different instrument.

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On 12/10/2021 at 10:22 AM, davesultra said:

Yeah I know all about being “that guy”.

 

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My buddy Joe has one just like this.  I think it is a '58 but I am not sure. 

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20 hours ago, High Flying Bird said:

My buddy Joe has one just like this.  I think it is a '58 but I am not sure. 

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There's nothing like a good Jr!  There was something about the mahogany they used back then!  I had a '64 Epiphone Olympic that weighed 5-1/2 pounds and was really loud unplugged.  It had already been routed, so I put a P90 in it and turned it into a poor man's Coronet (or SG/LP Jr).

 

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35 minutes ago, DonA said:

Oops! I didn't see the "2" in 525 and read it as 535!  Sorry!

No worries!!

I suspect the 225 + 525 are similar, just like 335 + 535 are.

That is a beauty Coronet!! Reminds me of Humble Pie ;)

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