1 charlie chitlins 3 weeks ago If you have a Gretsch, you must either play Rockabilly or Chet, right? If you have a Rickenbacker...Tom Petty. People seem to have forgotten about Pete Townsend, John Fogerty, John Kay... So, I recently took a Ric 335 (they couldn't pick another number?!) in trade out of curiosity. I've only ever played one other, and briefly. I'm really shocked at how cool and versatile it is. Big, juicy neck and blend tones (the blend knob is the MONEY) and a bridge pickup tone that will make you wonder if Chuck Berry was playing one on a lot of his cuts. The neck is small...narrow nut...and the fretboard is the same width over it's entire length; like a...dare I say...Harmony. And the frets...tiny like a mandolin. Mine were shot and I replaced them with some medium/jumbos. I perceive a SLIGHT change in tone toward the dark side. And it looks BADASS! Now that the frets are "regular" I would imagine that only a small percentage of guitarists would consider it quirky, or a one-trick pony. I'm digging it!!