Well, yeah. It absolutely does change the sound of it, the fact that it's a long neck.seenoevil II wrote: ↑Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:38 pm
I just want to add some food for thought on your 330 v casino experience. Your 330 has the long neck while casinos have the shorter neck. This changes the point where the bridge sits on the top and I imagine other things to do with the neck block and bracing etc. Not saying it accounts for all of the difference between the two, but maybe some?
Since it's an acoustic instrument, where you place the bridge and neck matters quite a bit. That's one reason why I like acoustic guitars with a 12th fret neck join, it puts the bridge back on the top and lets the top vibrate a little more freely.
That being said, though, while the sound of a 15th fret ES-330 join and a 19th like I have might change the sound, but it's not going to add it if it isn't there. The 15th fret will sound different from a 19th fret, but when I played the ES-330s with the more typical 15th fret they still sounded good acoustically.
Basically, the modern Casinos aren't made all that well in my opinion based on the one I owned, and it doesn't seem like they give a shit about the acoustic sound. It's hard to make a great acoustic sound, easy to ruin it, and with a guitar that is meant to be played plugged in all the time I doubt they give a shit about the acoustic sound on the Casinos.
None of this matters regarding your Sheraton and an ES-335, though, no matter what you spend on a center block semi-hollowbody it's not going to have much acoustic sound. And I also don't want to make a lot out of the acoustic sound of an ES-330 compared to a Casino, I am not claiming that this necessarily translates into the pickups. I take it as a mark of quality, since it is an acoustic guitar after all. But for all it's flaws, once I put in some Joe Barden pickups in my Casino I did think it sounded very good through an amp.
I fucking hated playing it, though, and since I didn't see that changing I gave it away. The nut was just way too narrow for me to feel happy with, among other things. But if you like the way they play, and the sound through an amp pleased you, then a Casino would be a great guitar for live use where you might not want to bring out an expensive-ass ES-330.