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I'm looking to get a 335 style guitar in the near future, for around £300, and im just after a bit of advice or any experiences you've had with the guitars I've been looking at, or any other suggestions. Here's the ones I've been looking at:

Tokai ES60 - http://www.themusicking.co.uk/tokai-es60-semi-acoustic-vintage-sunburst">http://www.themusicking.co.uk/tokai-es60-semi-acoustic-vintage-sunburst

Epiphone Sheraton (probably a used one) - http://www.dv247.com/invt/37194/

Washburn HB35 - http://www.dv247.com/invt/44679/

Ibanez AS93 - http://www.dv247.com/invt/50250/

At the moment I'm leaning towards the Tokai - i dont really like the gold hardware on the others, and it annoys me that the Ibanez and Washburn don't have the proper rounded cutaways. But obviously the most important thing is the sound, so at this proce range I can put up with making a few compromises.
#2
just bear in mind that that tokai isn't MIJ and isn't likely to hold a candle to your '84 breezysound (i haven't tried it, though). also, at that price, i'd want to try the guitar i was buying (which means no cheap internet prices), as QC can be very variable on cheaper guitars, as i'm sure you know...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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ibanez or epiphone
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Yeah, I've only ever bought pedals off the internet before, so I was a bit nervous about that, but the problem is that all the guitar shops near me seem to have is the Epi Dot, which really just doesn't do it for me. So I think I might just live on the edge and take the risk haha. And I looked a thinline teles a while ago, but to be honest, i don't its got as good a sound as a 335, IMO, plus i alreayd i have a tele.
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SHERATON II!

That through an old marshall bluesbreaker is the BEST tone I have EVER heard for good old rock 'n' roll.

Apart from keefs tele .

It'l do decent jazz tones too I expect, especially if you stick some flatwounds on it.

And it'l nail blues.


On a side not, how do you like your breezy sound?

My silverstar is god like, you just can't beat the old tokai's!
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http://media.schecterguitars.com/imgs/corsair_bigsby_blk.jpg

schecter makes a really good hallow body. i like it better then the ibanez hallow bodies ive tried and its got duncans [designed]. cant go wrong with that.

personally i dont really like the ibanez hallow bodies. dont get me wrong, they sound good, but they just dont make em like gibson or epiphone.

supposedly washburn used to make really good hallow bodies so i wouldnt exclude that.
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That schecter looks nice, but its out of my price range unfortunately

And my breezy sound is awesome, I played a £2000 CS Fender tele, and the Tokai was just as nice, infact the bridge position sounded better on my guitar that it did on Fender! Fantastic guitars for anyone who's not a headstock snob
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I'd say go for the Ibanez. I have one I bought off eBay and I love it, sounded better to me than the Dots I played. If you can't get around the pointed horns, I'd suggest closing your eyes when you play it, or buying the Sheraton. Might I also suggest the Epiphone Casino?
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That schecter looks nice, but its out of my price range unfortunately

And my breezy sound is awesome, I played a £2000 CS Fender tele, and the Tokai was just as nice, infact the bridge position sounded better on my guitar that it did on Fender! Fantastic guitars for anyone who's not a headstock snob


yeah, i haven't tried any custom shop fenders, but i tried a tele '52 USA reissue, and my '84 goldstar (granted, it's a strat copy, but still ) is, subjectively, nicer, i thought.

i wouldn't mind getting my hands on a (japanese-made) bacchus, though, if i could find one for a decent price. those things are meant to be awesome!
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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