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This video was possible in part due to the excellent book below. This an Amazon link and we get a small "consideration" from Amazon to help support the channel when you use them to make a purchase. Thanks in advance.
Tony Bacon's excellent "The Gibson 335 Guitar Book"
This is the five watt world "Short History" of the Gibson ES-335 family of guitars. As always with a subject this vast, to fit it into a video that runs less than 30 mins (OK, just barely, :) I've had to exclude many, many details and grab on to the points that speak to me. So it might be more accurate to call this "My Short History of the 335". Please add the items you think I missed, or those you believe are wrong from your own research, in the comments.
I need to thank the guys at Premier Guitar magazine, Jason Shadrick and company, for the permission to use the clip of John Bollinger’s Rig Rundown with Larry Carlton.
I’d also like to thank Jon Roncolato at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville for sharing the pics of their current batch of sweet vintage semi-solid guitars.
As always, I am indebted to my friends and fellow gear nerds Perry McMannis and Dave Onorato for saving me with yet another massive script.
Thanks for watching, until next time, thanks for being a part of the five watt world.