Gibson 335 Replica China

Gibson 335 Replica China

Posted on July 7, 2012

Made circa 2004 in China. 22 frets. Standard 335 copy with wider "f" holes. Transparent Cherry finish. 2 volume, 2 tone controls, 3 way selector switch. Two genereic passive humbuckers. Mahogony neck, rosewood fretboard, Maple top sides and back for the body. Tune-O-matic bridge with stop tailpiece. Decent tuners. Actual model number is EHI24.
Action, Fit, & Finish:
I bought this brand new. Playable out of the box. Intonation off slightly, but better than I expected. I asked the seller if the neck was a bolt-on or a set neck because the pictures shown did not show the back of the guitar. He assured me twice it was a bolt-on. I took a chance that he didn’t know what he was talking about and bought it anyway. ( I wouldn’t recommend doing this. ) I lucked out of course, as the guitar has a set-neck. White binding around the neck, body, headstock & "f" holes. I’m getting some fret-buzz up toward the 12th fret. Could be due to the horrible hot and humid weather. Before the guitar arrived, I knew the stop tailpiece had to go, so I ordered a Bigsby B70 Vibrato tailpiece and installed it almost immediately. I’ve gone through several sets of strings in an attempt to get the right sound. For my tastes, i’ve found it works best with flatwound chrome10-48. The neck is perfect. Not too thick, not too thin. Same can be said for the width of the fretboard. Very playable guitar overall. The only thing I’m toying with is replacing the plastic nut with bone.

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