Are the Gibson es 335 satin finished guitars as good as the normal ones ?
i noticed the finish isn't the only difference, the tuners are also different.
and the price too ! which got me wondering... is there less QC on the satins or is there used worse wood quality ?

I think the wood is the same, it's just the satin would cost less to paint. That and the hardware might be less quality. I just looked at Gibson's site and it looks almost identical in materials, although the tuners are different than the regular 335 (Satin has vintage tulips, regular has Grovers) and the 335 can be had with a figured top instead of plain.
Last edited by PhoenixFear at Jul 7, 2008,