I actually already have a 2012 335 Dot in figured Cherry. Awesome guitar . Gets me into LP territory. So I’ve been checking out the CME 335 sale and finally scored one in natural. First let me say the price was ridiculous. I received it a few days ago. The guitar is amazing. It’s not flawless. There is a small area on the body binding that’s not flush. Not really a big deal and for that price it’s not noteworthy. The binding around the fretboard and fretboard are great. Visually a great guitar . So I tuned it up and plugged it into my 68 Princeton reverb. Right away I love the tone of the burstbuckers . More airy and acoustic sounding than the 57s with slightly less attack , but plenty of bite. The rounded C neck is a tad bit beefier than the slim taper on my Dot. Very comfortable to play on and the action was nice. Tuners feel a little smoother than my Dot. I love the block inlays . Clean this guitar sounds just like you would expect a 335 to sound. With the ts9 engaged plenty of growl. There was no binding of the nut and it stayed in perfect tune. I wasn’t really in the market for a 335 but always wanted a natural one but could never afford one. I had a 2014 that was a disappointment and sold it due to its lack of sustain and thin neck. It’s nice having 2 guitars that are similar but quite a bit different.