Im considering getting an Edwards 335 Semi-Hollow as a more affordable alternative to a Gibson ES-335. Although there is a lot of talk about Edwards LPs, I couldnt find much information about their semi-hollow. http://espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html (click on Lacquer Taste Series, then on E-SA-125LTS).
- Has anybody played one of these and what was your impression?
- Is build quality and playability comparable to their solid body models?
- How do the stock pickups (Duncan SH2/neck and SH14/bridge) sound in this guitar, and how would you compare it to the tone of a Gibson 335?
- How does this guitar stack up against other Japanese-made alternatives such as Yamaha SA-2200, Tokai ES-120, Ibanez AS-200, etc.?