We talk here of the Standard Model, with one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, maple body (not spruce as jazz)
This handmade hollowbody japan is very light, nitro cellulose lacquer finish and Ice tea burst are very well done, it's vintage / new
The hardware is the gotoh everywhere (Mechanical Type Kluson easel ABR1 deviation)
The handle is U type 50, so quite big, but really comfortable (unless you have very small hands)
The frets are well posed and the angle of the handle is perfect. The bending does not pass on the hoop as Gibson, but the outline of the frets is very well done.
the knobs are progressive, but I think on mine, the wiring was changed (switchcraft selector and CTS 500k)
No unpleasant vibration, the gotoh bridge has no spring is finally better.
The guitar has a central beam "hollow" which gives it great resonance and great sustain.
Not connected, it sounds hollow and between an archtop with a wooded grain.
I do not have the original pickups, the former owner installed "old" Seth Lover that are perfect on this guitar.
The game requires an hour or two of adaptation, then we can not go back
This is a guitar with great class, it is light, resonant, very sound.
Connected, it is less fleshy than ES335, but also more subtle, just put the right strings (For the occasion of Rotosound 10/52 Heavy pure nickel bottom)
With a bad set of strings, it may sound too thick and without snapping, but with the right strings, it is outstanding.
Both clear that crunch, we feel that we have in hand an exceptional guitar!
This is the best of my Hollow, especially thanks to its lightness.
Reprints are flexible, you can take to Larry Carlton (we can dream)
Oh those Japanese, they made the fort on this one!
To describe the sound, the words that come are "acoustic, woody, large, airy, colorful"
Sound halfway between a hollow and archtop actually.
With a slight crunch, the sound is simply magical! More accurate and less muddy than Gibson.
I do not know the sound of the original pickups, it may be less, but it is also the alnico.
It reacts to every subtlety of attack, the expression range is higher than many guitars.
In short, this guitar is a great surprise, but it is not marked on GIBSON ...
Moreover, it would sound more like an "old" a recent Gibson.
I like Gibson, we will not say that it is better, but she has an interesting personality hyper!
The bet is ambitious, because this guitar is sold € 1,850 new at this price you can afford the real ... At the same time, a good Gibson, it is mostly a Custom Shop for the standard production lost as much .
From experience, I think this brand will struggle to win in France, which I frankly find damage, as these instruments are intended for experienced musicians who focus their research on the sound and not the brand.
This Exrubato std (not very sexy as name) is a great guitar, it gives me great satisfaction, and I find it better than my other two hollow (Gibson and Ibanez)
it smells craftsmanship, selecting wood, fine violin short, it smells good guitar.
I really want to put him 10/10, but I keep this note for ES335 in 1964 or 68 dot