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did i mention the tone.
By: kelly      Submitted: 6/28/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Well I have to say after much consideration I bit the bullet and made the big buy. First, all other reviews were upset with the volume and tone pots, mine are useful through their full range which I was concerned about when I ordered it. Next fit and finish this is a stunning guitar Gibby never stops surprising me with how their guitars look, the vos was tastefully done. the action a touch high for me but as a slide will come into play at times I left it for now. The tone well it is just sweet n grindy bright and crisp on the bridge deep like a well in the neck both P/U'S Ouch! I would say if you are torn between this model and a 2014 plus top model the deciding factor has to be the VOS finish. Do you want shiny n glossy or aged if aged then this is the one or you could spend your money on something constructive and responsible I guess. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Gibby is still doing good things in my book Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? it is light and fast I would say not a "metal" guitar more just feels like correct. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? see overall opinion section it is all good by me! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? hope I look this good when I am 50. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I would buy another if this one grew wings Playability How was the action out of the box? a kittle tall yet still playable for what this guitar is.
Back to the Glory years!
By: Doug M.      Submitted: 8/28/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. With Gibson, you sometimes wonder if they are really trying to produce a product to return to the standards of their 'glory years,' or if they have just become completely caught up in cosmetics. Based on my new 50th Anniversary 1963 ES335, I have to believe that they are honestly trying to offer the finest quality product possible. I thought about buying a reissue block neck 335 a couple of years ago. I'm very pleased that I waited. There are just SO MANY things Gibson got right on this guitar. Yes, it's looks great, but it sounds wonderful- and it's not even broken in yet. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The build quality and materials in this guitar make me very confident that this guitar will last and be trouble free for a long time to come. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The guitar is definitely on the bright side, which is a good thing. You get a sound you can work with, a sound that's versatile, especially with a good amp. I think the Burst bucker pickups are a good choice here. What impressed me was how evenly the guitar sounds from string to string, up and down the neck. Right out of the shipping carton, the guitar has a nice degree of 'broken in' responsiveness. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish was amazing. Remembering that that this is a factory made guitar, the finish on this guitar is better than any other guitar I've ever owned. They did a wonderful job matching the look and vibe of what a real 1963 ES335 would look like.
Well worth the money
By: Pat Walker from Fort Worth, Texas USA      Submitted: 7/23/2013

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