An overlooked guitar when it was in production, but has since become over-hyped and over-priced. Simple, but solid manufacturing made this basic hollow-body an affordable option to the ES335, while retaining decent tone and playability.
This guitar is a pretty well kept secret. I have owned it for about half a year and I love it. It cost me $1500 CAD, which is an absolute steal considering that the only difference between it and a 335 is no headstock inlay, 490R and 490T pickups and a maintenance port (cheaper maintenance). I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking to buy a semi-hollow. It sounds GREAT and it looks even better with the cream binding. On a number of occasions people have confused my guitar with a real vintage es. It plays like a dream, it has a nice wide neck with a medium/thick profile. It plays better than most new Gibsons I've played. Summary: Sounds great, looks great, plays great, costs little.