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    ES-335 tone in a EBMM guitar

    i know EBMM doesn't make any semi hollow guitar, but which model will be closer in tone to a ES-335?? would it be the Reflex??? would the chambered body of the Reflex give you hollow tone??
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    I don't really think you're going to get close with any of them, imo, different things entirely.

    The Reflex does have a more 'alive' tone due to the chambering, though, and it's pretty versatile. Great jazz tones with the pickups in parallel mode and the tone dialed back a bit.

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    I have to agree with Beej, the Reflex got is own and unique voicing. If you are in a market of ES-335 get one or give an ear to the Reflex and maybe the tone you will hear will please you more than the Gibson one. You need to try
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    I tried that when I had my reflex and it didnt come close to a 335 but the reflex did have its own unique tone to it.
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    +1 with Beej.
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    thanks guys, i will try a Reflex to see if i can get some jazz tones out of it. I have no doubt the sound is very unique to the reflex. i really don't want to spend that much money on a ES-335 and i wanted a similar sound from a EBMM guitar with better quality than gibson a much lower price
    EBMM Steve Morse Signature Model Blueburst rosewood fretboard DOB:12/22/11
    EBMM Albert Lee MM90 Gold Top all rosewood neck DOB:05/26/11
    EBMM Luke III Olive Gold all rosewood neck DOB:07/18/12
    EBMM Axis Sport MM90 Pewter rosewood fretboard DOB:01/21/99

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    The Reflex is amazing. Pickups are fantastic and versatile.
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    Yep, Reflex is probably your closest bet, but it's no 335. It does pull off "smooth and warm" very well though.
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    for what it's worth - I find the reflex/25th has very good semi tones (that's tones from a semi not semi-tones!) and are incredibly close to that of the 335 I sold to buy my Luke -
    the chambering on the 25th for me gives the semi sound without any of the feedback issues you get with f-holes - that said if they made a 25th/reflex with a 'hole' f or otherwise I think it'd look sexy - no idea what it'd sound like - EBMM spend a fortune on R&D so I'm guessing they tested it with and without - if you've not played a reflex try it out - I think you'll find it'll do what you want.

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