The Bonamassa 335 is still the best I've played -- even compared to some original 58's and 59's. A great guitar.
My 335 Rusty Anderson is an amazing guitar on every level - looks, playabilty & sound
Well, Ive been looking around for a Bonamassa (which raises more frustration) but it seems these are discontinued?? That's gonna make it even harder to get a hold of one, and the other frustration, Ive called 7 music stores ( Guitar Center, Sam Ash, etc) in the central N Carolina area,(Charlotte, W.Salem, etc) and between ALL of them they have a total of 5 335s on the wall. I'm the type of player that doesn't buy anything with out puttin' my hands on it first so I guess its a daydream to think there's a place where I could go, sit down with a bunch of 335s and test drive till I find what I want.
Granted we all have differences in what sounds and feels good to us, but to say you've played 58s and 59s and still favor the Bonamassa is pretty huge.
The Bonamassa's were a limited run. From what I understand there were only supposed to be 100 guitars in the run but orders kept coming in so they kept making then until a total of 365 were made. Does anyone have more info on this? It's interesting that the 3 sig 335s discussed here involve a sunburst, natural and cherry finish. I have a Bonamassa. I love this one but I still play my '82 antique natural more. It's like an old shoe I guess.