I listened to the 1st 5 minutes. For me the 1st two Gibsons sounded the best. Richer than the ones that came after. It's challenging picking out your faves on a listening test. One average guitar that follows a great sounding guitar kind of breaks the spell. And then your ears are struggling to hear something as good as what came before. But on the 1st 2 go arounds that I listened to, the Gibson L4-CES and ES-335 sounded more complex and lush.