For those following my ES 335 adventure, I have had the most wonderful experience out here in Colorado. You know that I’m not usually at a loss for words. But the treatment I received today at a Wildwood Guitars is something rare indeed. I have never, ever experienced such service, respect, depth of knowledge and downright friendliness in any retail guitar store. Anywhere. Troy Benns put over 20 exceptional 335s in my hands today. Each perfectly set up. Multiple examples across Gibson’s entire range of ES 335 guitars. Every price point and construction. Every available finish. In a private room. Troy’s knowledge is profound. And he’s a great player. He gets it. And they took me to lunch.
I culled 20 instruments down to 6 and then 3 and then settled on the best player I’ve ever played. INCLUDING the dozens of vintage ones over the years. It took hours. And it was an absolute pleasure working with Wildwood.
At the end of an eleven hour trip, and a full day at Wildwood, I am finally satisfied 120% with a purchase.