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They look lovely. Prefer the plaintop of the blonde but the subtle flame looks nice too. Interesting that they're not following the more common ES-330/Casino "short" neck join. Given how often I've read that the ES-330L (same neck join as the 335, so better upper fret access) changes the tone for the worse, it'll be interesting if people think these sound similar to an ES-330/Casino, the ES-330L or have their own thing going on. I'd guess at the latter but the 330 comparison is inevitable.
I have a 330L and it does sound different to the short neck version, but, and this is the salient point, it sounds fantastic. The more forward bridge position gives it a slightly brighter voice and this is something that I actually like, as it sits in a mix beautifully. It plays beautifully as well. I have played a short neck version with a Bigsby which did not sound anywhere near as nice. Horses for courses I guess.
I should have probably said that it sounds different, rather than worse, although I have heard people saying they don't like the sound as much as the "short neck join" ES-330. I'm guessing that they're after the traditional 330 sound though, which might explain it. Certainly a brighter 330 is something that would appeal to me. What's odd is that the few I've played - along with a few Casinos - have varied massively in this respect. Some just seem inherently brighter/janglier than others and I've no idea why. I love the way the 330/Casino does that neck pickup hollowbody sound - I'm a Grant Green fan! However, I also like it's power-pop vibe (Beatles, Weller, Teenage Fanclub etc.) and that's where some have disappointed me in being a bit dark sounding.Lovely sound in the demo above but it was very much the jazzy side of things. Would have liked to hear the bridge and both pickups together sounds, maybe with a hint of amp breakup. EDIT: I should have done a bit more exploring. This sounds pretty damn funky and plenty bright enough!!!This is the funny thing about guitars. You settle upon what your idea of a great guitar only to be disappointed and then you find something you didn't expect and it is wonderful. I bought a SoCo with Powertrons. It had a lovely sound and looked fantastic, but I could not get comfortable with it. I took it back. I have now ended up with a 98 Gibson 335 custom shop 1963 block neck and I love it. It belonged to a friend of mine and I jokingly said that he ought to sell it to me. He rang me back the next day and a deal was done. The irony was that my mate had just bought a Collings Les Paul-alike. The 330 does do that funky jazz thing for me. For me it works best on the clean side of breakup. Again it belonged to the same friend and yes he sold it to me. I bonded with over a number sessions play the 330. I used to have a 1959 blonde dot 330 in the 80's. Boy do I regret selling that. Vintage and rare told me it could be worth over £10,000 in good nick. Well I guess we all have stories of the one that got away.