In the liner notes of the DTTD Digibook, Joe remarks that 100 Bona335s will be made. Wildwood only got two, as far as I saw. Mine plays like butter. The 9s play slinkier than the ones on my Bonaburst, for whatever reason. I doubt it's a freshness issue. Regarding the Tele comparison, I concur. She's got some serious honk going on and some astounding versatility, more so than my Bonaburst, although that may be due to a pickup height issue I haven't seemed to be able to tame on my own. I've had it for a couple of weeks and haven't noticed any issues with the frets or nut. I just picked it up off my stand for a closer examination. The frets look and play perfect, and if I had to guess, I would say they were PLEKed since it's not a cheap guitar, although I could be mistaken. As far as I know, there isn't a single Gibson Custom with Granadillo or Baked Maple. This is straight up Rosewood that should only get darker as it ages. Although the Granadillo sounds good, it looks like crap.
Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa Ltd Signature Les Paul VOS # 31