Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot Plaintop (Cherry) Reviews
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June 5, 2012Music Background:
a classicBefore I bought the Memphis, I had a Epi Dot and a Sheraton. While good low-end guitars, neither holds a candle to the Memphis. Play a Memphis and you'll soon realize why it's an icon. I play through a Fender Princeton with an Okko Diablo - tone heaven. You can dial in any tone you want, and then some.
If you're torn between an SG, an LP and a Memphis, get the Memphis. Tone-wise, it is far more versatile. You won't be sorry. You just won't be able to put the M-Dot down.
Just remember that the Memphis has jumbo (high!) frets. They take a bit a getting used to, but once you do, there is no going back.
P.S. Sweetwater is tops. Their product quality is always superb and their packaging is the best in the business.
from New York City
May 29, 2012Music Background:
One of the BestI've owned a 335 Dot Plain Top for many years. I've gone through at least 20 guitars since and I always come back to it. The thing most people don't know is that these things rock as well as any Les Paul out there.
It was cheaper when I bought it but I'd but another in a heart beat.
from Rutherford College, NC
October 27, 2011Music Background:
I have been playing guitar for a long time, but I am just getting serious. This is a serious guitar.
Fabulous GuitarI was impressed from the minute I opened the case (which was beautiful). The guitar finish was flawless, the color was deeper and richer than the photographs in the catalogue. It notes true up and down the neck and the action is excellent. The instrument is well balance making it easy to play standing or sitting. But the thing that blows me away was how HOT the pickups are, and the sustain is unbelievable. This immediately became my favorite electric (don't tell my Fender American Special HHS)!