How can you NOT like this guitar?!
By: Seth C. from York, PA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I'd say the overall quality on this guitar is exceptional. Authentic wear and a truly solid build.
How has it stood up over time?
How have some much older 335's weathered the decades? Because they're made buy Gibson. I have no doubt this guitar will be just the same.
Your general opinion of this product.
From top to bottom, this guitar looks, feels and even smells old! Exactly what'd you expect to find tucked inside a real deal guitar shop, minus the vintage guitar "big bucks" price.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Neck is smooth, minimal shoulders (a big +) and a slightly flattened center to the back of the neck. Maybe a tad bit wider fretboard than most Les Pauls. At least it feels that way. Overall, its about the same feel as a "50's" style neck but without the bulky shoulders.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
This thing howls! 335's have a tone all their own. You gotta experience it.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Beautiful finish. You can keep the cherry red's, gloss black.. The Vintage Sunburst on THIS guitar is the tops!
How was the action out of the box?
A little high, but playable. People all want low action, but the notes can't sustain unless the action is a little high. Adjust to taste but don't let skill level be a sacrifice for good tone.