Nice looking full sized jazz guitar. Single round cutaway. Twin humbuckers.
Cosmetically about 98% perfect, just a couple of minor blemishes. Very heavy guitar. Depth approx 90mm.
Solid Chinese construction.
Some confusion regarding this guitar, appears Tanglewood have two guitars with the same model number. Mine is the ES175 Gibson copy, the other is the ES335 copy.(Chuck Berry guitar)
Guitar very suitable for jazz players on a tight budget. Sound can be made to sound acceptable for jazz if you get the EQ right on your amp. I use a Marshall 50Watt acoustic amp. Works well with this type of guitar.
This is a variation of the Gibson ES-335 probably made in Korea.
22 fret set neck, back key type "dot".
Pickups: 2 humbuckers "no name" with Chrome cover.
Rglages: 2 volume, 2 tone micro slecteur + 3 positions.
The handle is a nice surprise, no time to adapt.
CHAC until the 20 am check box is child's play (which surprised me).
Good performance agreement.
Ergonomics (size, shape, dcoupe) is another good surprise (I never tried to MODEL half box so no exprience Prior ...), in fact much involves sitting and standing I felt REALLY comfortable with the guitar.
The sound seems more than adequate and with my Laney (small lamps amp), I easily got the sounds pleasant.
It has a good range of sounds available especially with an amp lamps.
I tested without effect (sometimes the reverb from the amp) to get a line and its not your exact pleased me.
So for the microphones résumé and take the road It is not necessary to consider a replacement of "no name" board to enjoy good sound even if an upgrade of the microphones can only benefit guitar.
Obviously the pickups are ultra quiet!
I've had only a week so no ide on the "good / bad" aging of the guitar!
+ Guitar "as is" and it works perfectly for a price of 250 EUR!!
+ Trs finish is good (even when not at a Gibson).
+ I received the guitar perfectly RULES, tuning and c'tait party.
- Hand, may be the strings fitted as original equipment with a flat no to me specially; RAS.
I am delighted this purchase and I plan to buy qqs Tanglewood (LP Style, Low ...)
In short, I am a 2nd guitar trs idalie satisfactory and which will complement my G & L US.