What are older, affordable Gibson ES-335 - alternatives?

Krank

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Im a blues/fusion type player, not that experienced but do have a little chop, preferring flattish boards and lowish action (but heavy strings). Never had a hollowbody guitar, reckon I should at least try it.

I've been looking for something vintage MIJ for awhile, like Yamaha SA-2000 or various Ibanez models like the AS series. I know Matsumoku made some quality instruments too under their various brands, did they do a 335 model? The Ibanez's are currently beyond my price range, though. As a Euro prices are higher for me too, if only for the cost of VAT and taxes when getting anything sent from the US.

Any input/suggestions appreciated.
 

tim gueguen

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Yeah, Aria had a number of semihollows. The older Aria Pro II TA60s and other TAs with the 19 fret neck joint might be of interest.
 

GAD

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Guild Starfire if you can afford that much. Better than most 335s IMO.

GAD
 

Pietro

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Hags are nice,

So is a used Heritage, which MIGHT be in that range...
 




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