I realise there are other threads on TB about this bass, but having just bought one in vintage sunburst I feel the need to start another to pose some questions and share my thoughts so far:- 1. The new ES335 bass sounds huge, with a great resonant semi acoustic tone and modern attack aided by the all maple construction. Although it is most definately a modern Gibson semi acoustic bass in its tonal character, the bridge pup does a great jazz bass(ish) fingerstyle tone whilst the neck pup can sound like a rounder sounding precision. The pickups are very hot and have a higher output than my active Ibanez SR1200 (Nordstrand big singles). 2. Does anyone know whether Gibson will make any more? I suspect from what I have read that Gibson cannot price these at a point where they make sufficient margin to justify taking the Memphis CS production capacity away from 6 string 335s ? 3. It truly is a thing of beauty and makes my solid body basses look ordinary in comparison. 4. Does anyone know how many were made? 400 as mentioned elsewhere on TB? If there will be no more then I can only see the value of these going up and up, even with the higher fret access issue, it is a great bass to play with fantastic modern tones from either or both pups. 5. I think the ES335 bass will be become a classic and sought after both by collectors and players looking for something a little less ordinary.