I played a gorgeous 335 dot re-issue today at GC and it sounded great, EXCEPT the low E and to a lesser extent, the low A sounded like mush. These two string had very little definition and sounded almost muted. The action was high and they didn't appear to be fretting out. I used to own some 335s about 20 years ago, but don't remember them sounding like this. I've been playing solid bodies (Lesters, PRS, Strats & Teles) since then and don't experience this problem. Maybe I'm just more attuned to this, since I've been using solid bodies for so long.