Comments: I wanted to replicate Marcus King's ES-335. I upgraded the electronics and put in some Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers. Not for the faint of heart, this was my first build and soldering, wiring and putting everything into place with strings was tedious to say the least. It was an awesome learning experience. Red Cherry wood dye and a clear coat. Total cost was about $550, compared to a $2-3000 Gibson.