Gibson ES-235, a mini review. Saturday morning, checking the tracking info for what feels like the millionth time for the guitar I ordered from zzounds. The 235 is a guitar that I have been wanting since I first saw the videos from namm on YouTube. It is finally here! I jump on my bike and run to the post office. After opening my prize and looking it over carefully, I noticed an orange peel like finish. Now, I ordered the satin version, and I have not seen this guitar in the real so I really don't know if this is the way it is supposed to be. I will contact Gibson during the week and ask. Fit, finish (except for orange peel), and all of that is well done. It included a very nice gig bag, I prefer hard cases but it is fairly well made and seems to have decent protection. I just don't like gig bags. It is comfortable in my relatively small hands. Transition between chords is effortless, fiddling around on the neck makes me feel like Les Paul himself. Standard 2 volume, 2 tone, with three way switch. Burstbucker pros fit well with this guitar. Playing around, throw in some flamenco style and switching to some Morello style playing, all sounded great to my ears. I wish I could get some decent sound clips, alas it hasn't been a priority ( I plugged my Orange Micro Dark into my computer, but volume was very low). They have more expensive editions of this guitar, I bought the cheapest because work is slow, and I just wanted to see what the cheapest one was like. If anyone is interested, I can recommend checking it out. It is small, slightly larger than the Les Paul, light and plays easily. As for the Memphis Tone Circuit, I lowered tone and adjusted volume and I really don't know enough to comment on what it does, seems similar to a treble bleed but hey, I have limited experience with them. Anyway, this is my not quite a review on the 235, play on.