(Originally written by Sebpoto/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Gibson ES 335 Standard made in the USA with certificate of authenticity in a nice leather wrapper...
My guitar is a PLAIN TOP with cherry finish!
I insist on "plain top" because I looked for two years and I only found figured top 335 models!
To all those lefties out there: don't despair, it is possible to find the right guitar... You just have to find the right dealer!
Superb guitar with a perfect finish, nitro-cellulose varnish, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, Classic 57 pickups, Tune-o-matic bridge, 22 frets and ready-to-play straight from the factory!
Amazing playability. Great one-piece thick neck with C profile. Typical Gibson jumbo frets. Very easy access to the upper frets (body/neck junction under the 19th fret). The knobs don't rotate in the right direction for a lefty but it's easy to change the order of t the solder points...
Very good sound ranging from warm to twangy. You can play this guitar for many different music styles. Every comment regarding sound is subjective, nonetheless you can be sure it's a great guitar!
The controls are quite sensitive and if you know how to play guitar you will surely appreciate the huge possibilities the guitar provides.
This is a legendary high-class guitar (like many others) that emphasizes your playing and also has a timeless look.
The guitar isn't cheap but it's always a pleasure to play it and you will appreciate your investment with every note you play!