To help achieve this goal, a 1-piece Honduran mahogany body is hollowed out (with the exception of a narrow center block) and capped with a 1-piece quilted redwood top.
This unique Mendocino is really lightweight (5lbs!!), balanced, and very alive and resonant. Said another way, this is the kind of instrument that makes you want to play more. It's beautifully made, has a chunky, late-50's Gibson-esq carve with a slinky overall feel, and sounds amazing both unplugged and plugged in.
Loaded with Lollar Imperial humbuckers, the tones are both articulate & fat, and it does indeed remind us of an ES-335. The beautiful quilted redwood top delivers a punchy, focused midrange that sounds beautiful unplugged and plugged in.
If you're looking for something a little more unique both with a feel and tone that are squarely rooted in classic vintage guitars, you owe it to yourself to check out the award-winning Mendocino. Priced with a Reunion Blues gig bag.