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Item Reviews for: Gibson Memphis ES335 DOT Plain Gloss Top with Case  -  GIB ES335PG LIST

Stunning Guitar
By: Mark K. from Albany, NY, USA      Submitted: 4/2/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I have always wanted to own a 335. I finally sprung for it and was not disappointed at all. The fit and finish is outstanding and the guitar is beautiful to look at. A true work of art. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I would expect a Custom Shop guitar from Gibson to be an exceptional instrument and I was not wrong. It is a fabulous guitar that has tone forever. You can literally play just about everything on this. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I have always liked the feel of the necks on my Gibsons whether they be 50's or 60's styles. This neck has that satin feel that makes your hand glide up and down the neck.If you own any other Gibson guitars you know what this is like when using the controls. Two volume, two tone pots that both turn with a feeling you only get from a top of the line instrument. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? The best thing about an ES 335 is the variety of tones that it has to offer from being a semi hollow body guitar. It can play the sweetest jazz and then you make an adjustment and that 50's rock 'n roll sound is there. Crank it up and play classic rock of all kinds. Truly a guitar for a large variety of musical tastes. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I bought this as a dent sale from AMS and was worried about the finish. Wow was I wrong. Although I did find the blemish I bet it would take the average person at least 15 minutes to find the tiny little paint blem. This guitar is GORGEOUS! The Cherry Red even looks beautiful from across the room! Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Since I got this at a discounted price I can clearly say that this guitar was a gift! It is worth every penny Gibson gets for it in today's market. Playability How was the action out of the box? The action and set up was so good out of the box I was quite shocked. Maybe it was set up before I got it at the store, I can't be sure, but it was spot on!
Cherry 335 - A Blues Classic
By: Magic Biddie from Royse City, Texas USA      Submitted: 3/27/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I got this one as a scratch and dent. I can't find any scratches or dents, but when I received it the action was way high. A quick truss rod adjustment and bridge height adjustment and it's a fantastic shred capable blues machine. General Your general opinion of this product. I have owned them all, teles, 335s, strats, taylor t3s, g&l, suhr, guild, name it. Most more than once. I came home to this instrument and I love it. LOVE IT. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright and twangy to dark and jazzy. Think of a Les Paul with twice the sonic range. The 57 Classics are my favorite pickups. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Flawless.
Tone machine!
By: Timmy B. from Baltimore, MD      Submitted: 1/4/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems to be incredibly well-made. Frets were perfect, finish looked good, even the wood is free of any weird looking knots. The only thing I had a problem with was one of the saddle pieces was broken, so I could't adjust the intonation on one string...the whole bridge piece seems to be on the cheapo side...odd, but that's the only thing I think is a problem that may be consistent for others. Also, Gibson is notorious for high nut/sticking strings in the nut...Supposedly the nut is also set up by the Plek machine, but I found the slots to be "sticky" so I had to run some fine sandpaper in the slots, that fixed it. The nut height is actually ok, which I haven't seen on a single factory gibson in years...again, must be the Plek machine. General Your general opinion of this product. I've only had this guitar for a month, but I play a lot, so I've spent many many hours finding out the range of sounds it's capable of. The finish is beautiful, hand-scraped binding looks sooo classy, the Plek'd fret setup is amazing. Overall, this will be my go-to guitar. I can get any sound I want out of it. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright, smooth, hot, mellow...you can get literally any tone you desire from this thing. Tweaking the volume and tone pots gives you tons of expressive and usable sounds. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? As stated before, the finish is incredible. Nitro, thin, deep red, just beautiful.
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