• Hi. Forum newbie here. I have read many comparisons between the ES-335 and Heritage 535, and the ES-335 and the Yamaha SA-2200, but haven't seen anything comparing the Starfire IV and the Yamaha SA-2200. Can anyone speak from experience on this? Background: 1. I am interested in possibly...
    • The SA2200 combines a classic design with outstanding craftsmanship, premium materials and player-focused features to create a guitar that perfectly combines looks, sound and playability.Features:Double Cutaway Laminated Sycamore Body w/ Soft Maple Center Block24.75 Scale Soft D Mahogany Neck w/ Ebony FingerboardDual Yamaha Alnico V Humbucking PickupsGotoh GE103B Bridge GE101Z TailpieceGotoh ...
    • Yamaha SA2200 VS Gibson ES-335 « on: July 03, 2006, 10:09:30 AM » which one would you think is better...I know the Yamaha SA2200($1500) is priced lower than the Gibson ES-335($1800-cheapest one)....I'm looking for a versatile guitar...good for overdriven tones for blues, rock, and jazz.
    • Got this from a Yamaha SA2200, which was the top of the line answer from Yamaha to those who wanted Gibson ES-335 tones at a fraction of the price. The Yamaha' pickups allow for connection to push-push tone pot switches which knock out the outer coils of each Alnico V humbucker allowing for combinations of humbucking to single-coil use.
    • Jan 21, 2010 · Ive own the Gibson ES335 and the Epi Sheriton also the Yamaha SA2200 and have played the Ibanez AS 103 alot one of the guitar players in our band plays one. As for me Iam not a real big fan of Epiphone thats just me.
    • May 29, 2019 · Yamaha SA2200. The Yamaha SA2200 is the Japanese company’s take on the Gibson ES-335. Its top, back and sides are made from laminates, and it has a mahogany neck and 24.73 in (628 mm) scale. Users of the SA2200 include John Scofield and Bireli Lagrene.
    • Dec 13, 2006 · Hey folks, Im awaiting the arrival of an SA2200, made in 2000, I think. (The serial number indicates manufacture in 1980,1990 or 2000, but I dont know if the SA2200 was being made as early as 1990). I have owned an ES-335 and an ES-355 in the past, and I wonder if anyone here knows the following ...
    • Then I played an SA2200. Didn't buy it cos the 'badge snob' in me kept wanting to try 335's I bought an SA2200 a year later. I also know own an Edwards 130 (after reading this forum) think that is great as well. I always look at Gibson's (Bonamassa looks nice) I don't know if I would have the courage to buy one though!!!!
    • Jan 21, 2010 · Ive own the Gibson ES335 and the Epi Sheriton also the Yamaha SA2200 and have played the Ibanez AS 103 alot one of the guitar players in our band plays one. As for me Iam not a real big fan of Epiphone thats just me.
    • Gibson ES-335 vs Yamaha SA2200. June 2020. Hey guys, I own a sa2200, amazing guitar for sure. but I've thinking of selling it and buy a new 335. What you guys think ...
    • Jul 19, 2009 · I just noticed that I made a mistake in the numbering of the Heritage in the poll choices: it should have read H-535 / 555. The 555 would be a more direct comparasion with the SA2200 because of the ebony board, multiple binding etc. but the H-535 is the Heritage semi "par excellence" the way the 335 is the one by gibson.
    • Jan 16, 2012 · I'd like to know how much is a Gibson 335 in Argentina. You should also consider the Yamaha sa2200, which is a great guitar. Anyway my suggestion is different: If you don't really need a guitar right now, save your money until you can afford a 335. Then try several guitars at different shops and buy the one you like.
    • I have an SA2200. Perfect build. Neck is slightly thin from front to back and maybe slightly wider than on other guitars. The back pickup is one of the most soulful sounds I've heard on any guitar, semi or solid. The SA2200 doesn't sound like a 335, you shouldn't expect it to.
    • Sep 07, 2017 · I think you would be better off with a Guild Starfire lV from the '90's or maybe a Yamaha SA2200 than going with the Eastman if you want a budget-friendly ES-335. Personally, I prefer the smaller bodies like the ES-339 or the ES-359.
    • Me playing my new axe along with one of the greatest Gibson exponents - Peter Green and one of his versions of 'Need Your Love So Bad'
    • If Gibson can charge 4000 EUR or more for a 1959 Custom Shop Es 335 reissues (I tried a few in a local shop) Yamaha could charge 10,000 for SA2200. Seriously, I don't remember ever playing a guitar of such quality.
    • We look at 2 great Japanese thinline classics (ES-335 like), Felix's vintage 1981 Ibanez AS200 (as played by John Scofield) and Rowan's newer Yamaha SA2200. ...
  • Jun 25, 2018 · I have owned a couple of Yamaha's ( early 90's Pacifica 912 & early 80's SG 1300), both were fine guitars--- the SG was hefty though. But at present I own two Eastman's: an SB/59-V Les Paul and a T184mx. The Eastman's simply blew all my other guitars away, by far. I had a 2002 Gibson Custom Shop R9, a very fine guitar, and a '94 ES-335.
    • Have had 2 Historic 59 335's and my 2200 knocks spots off them for resonance and jangle. The Yamaha is definitely brighter, but I put that down to the ebony fingerboard. You'd find a 345 to be a better comparison to the 2200. It's quite a shallow neck and the radius is flatter than a Gibson so it may feel a touch wider, but it is the same nut ...
    • May 29, 2019 · Yamaha SA2200. The Yamaha SA2200 is the Japanese company’s take on the Gibson ES-335. Its top, back and sides are made from laminates, and it has a mahogany neck and 24.73 in (628 mm) scale. Users of the SA2200 include John Scofield and Bireli Lagrene.
    • But after I gave the DOT back to the shop owner, he told me "a real good semi-hollow would be the Yamaha SA2200" I should try her but unfortunately he had none on stock. Well, to be honest, I am a bit "prestressed" from the Gibson ES-335 but I dont want to buy on the first look, so anyone here who tried or owns a Yamaha SA2200.
    • Have had 2 Historic 59 335's and my 2200 knocks spots off them for resonance and jangle. The Yamaha is definitely brighter, but I put that down to the ebony fingerboard. You'd find a 345 to be a better comparison to the 2200. It's quite a shallow neck and the radius is flatter than a Gibson so it may feel a touch wider, but it is the same nut ...
    • I'm just surprised that only one ES-335 fan had something to say, and it was mostly in favor of the Yamaha vs an authentic vintage ES-335 (amazing display of unbiasness by the way). I will say that I have looked into purchasing a Yamaha acoustic because I don't like letting my Gibson LC-3 leave the house.
    • Jul 19, 2009 · I just noticed that I made a mistake in the numbering of the Heritage in the poll choices: it should have read H-535 / 555. The 555 would be a more direct comparasion with the SA2200 because of the ebony board, multiple binding etc. but the H-535 is the Heritage semi "par excellence" the way the 335 is the one by gibson.
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    • We look at 2 great Japanese thinline classics (ES-335 like), Felix's vintage 1981 Ibanez AS200 (as played by John Scofield) and Rowan's newer Yamaha SA2200. ...
  • Jan 14, 2008 · Unlike the AES620 and many other modern Yamahas, we actually get a volume and tone for each of the open-coiled Yamaha humbuckers, plus a three-way toggle all in pretty much the same positions as an ES-335. The output jack is side, not top, mounted but the pickguard is a close approximation of Gibson style, adding to the modern/vintage vibe. In use
    • Gibson 1964 ES-335 Reissue 60s CH VOS. $5,222. €4,453.45. ... Martins and have checked out many more guitars, but the Yamaha SA2200 is just perfect in every aspect ...
    • Gibson ES-335 satin (used) $1500 Edwards 335 (new) $1280+$180 shipping from Nihon Yamaha SA2200 $1900 new...hard to find used - not a lot of them out there. The Gibson and Edwards definitely "look" more in my ballpark. I hate that flamed maple stuff....I'm more of a straight rock n roll, no frills guy as far as appearances.
    • Yamaha SA2200 VS Gibson ES-335 « on: July 03, 2006, 10:09:30 AM » which one would you think is better...I know the Yamaha SA2200($1500) is priced lower than the Gibson ES-335($1800-cheapest one)....I'm looking for a versatile guitar...good for overdriven tones for blues, rock, and jazz.
    • I have an SA2200. Perfect build. Neck is slightly thin from front to back and maybe slightly wider than on other guitars. The back pickup is one of the most soulful sounds I've heard on any guitar, semi or solid. The SA2200 doesn't sound like a 335, you shouldn't expect it to.
    • Jun 25, 2018 · I have owned a couple of Yamaha's ( early 90's Pacifica 912 & early 80's SG 1300), both were fine guitars--- the SG was hefty though. But at present I own two Eastman's: an SB/59-V Les Paul and a T184mx. The Eastman's simply blew all my other guitars away, by far. I had a 2002 Gibson Custom Shop R9, a very fine guitar, and a '94 ES-335.
    • Gibson Acoustic Guitars. ... Make Offer - Used YAMAHA SA1100 BLK Vintage ES-335 Semi-Hollow Great ... Make Offer - *Floor Model* YAMAHA SA2200 VS Electric Guitar Semi ...
  • Dec 13, 2006 · Hey folks, Im awaiting the arrival of an SA2200, made in 2000, I think. (The serial number indicates manufacture in 1980,1990 or 2000, but I dont know if the SA2200 was being made as early as 1990). I have owned an ES-335 and an ES-355 in the past, and I wonder if anyone here knows the following ...
    • Have had 2 Historic 59 335's and my 2200 knocks spots off them for resonance and jangle. The Yamaha is definitely brighter, but I put that down to the ebony fingerboard. You'd find a 345 to be a better comparison to the 2200. It's quite a shallow neck and the radius is flatter than a Gibson so it may feel a touch wider, but it is the same nut ...
    • Yamaha SA2200 VS Gibson ES-335 « on: July 03, 2006, 10:09:30 AM » which one would you think is better...I know the Yamaha SA2200($1500) is priced lower than the Gibson ES-335($1800-cheapest one)....I'm looking for a versatile guitar...good for overdriven tones for blues, rock, and jazz.
    • But after I gave the DOT back to the shop owner, he told me "a real good semi-hollow would be the Yamaha SA2200" I should try her but unfortunately he had none on stock. Well, to be honest, I am a bit "prestressed" from the Gibson ES-335 but I dont want to buy on the first look, so anyone here who tried or owns a Yamaha SA2200.
    • Have had 2 Historic 59 335's and my 2200 knocks spots off them for resonance and jangle. The Yamaha is definitely brighter, but I put that down to the ebony fingerboard. You'd find a 345 to be a better comparison to the 2200. It's quite a shallow neck and the radius is flatter than a Gibson so it may feel a touch wider, but it is the same nut ...
    • Yamaha SA2200 VS Gibson ES-335 « Reply #51 on: July 09, 2006, 04:39:43 PM ...

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