This is pretty much my experience as well (except I don't know what "sounds more like a 335 than a 335" means).The sa 2200 is a brighter guitar with more snap due to the ebony board and probably sounds like a 355 more then a 335 . The build quality on mine was better then the Gibsons I've had . The coil taps are fantastic. I actually preferred the sound of the Yamaha to the 335 but found the frets a little too low , that guitar would actually hurt my hand after extended playing with lots of bends. I'm not sure if it was the lower frets, board radius, or neck profile . That's the only reason I got rid of mine.
I prefer it, for what it's worth, to the 335s I've tried, because of it being bright and snappy (as a previous poster wrote). YMMV. Much more lively too than the SG1000 I tried at the same store. The 335s seemed murky to me.Anyone who prefers the tone of the SA2200 and would like to tell why and make me feel good?