One of my main guitars is a DBZ Imperial w/a Bigsby (DBZ makes Diamond Amplification and is now Diamond Guitars as well. Dean Zelinksy was designing the guitars around the DBZ era of the company and this is when these guitars were made in Korea in World Musical Instrument Co., before they moved production to another factory)
It has a 335 style body but a bit different and it's sleeker and thinner. It has a bit more twang than a standard 335 (I love that about it!) and it has a ton of sustain! For being literally my thinnest guitar, it has the most sustain! (Which is extra surprising because I've read people online make comments about how Bigsby bridges can affect and decrease sustain) The Bigsby bridge was new to me and I hard-tailed it when I first got it but, I undid that pretty quick and ended up falling in love with the Bigsby. It also has one of the nicest fret jobs and nicest playing necks of any of my guitars!
It's the guitar I use when I want to experiment with clean, low gain, and mid gain tones. I rigged up the push/pull Tone knob as a coil split and the tones I get with the split neck pickup are heavenly when I play low and mid gain tones through my KPA.
I got in 2008 and It lived in it's case because at the time, I was playing heavy stuff and I didn't think it would work for that (I was dead wrong on that one! lol). When I got my Kemper Stage, I started taking it out to experiment with different sounds because I finally had access to a million amps and every/any tone that I could ever want! hahaha. To my surprise, everything I played on it sounded great and the KPA brought the best out of it! That's how I found out that one of my best guitars had been cased and shunned by my unknowing and naive young self-for over a decade lol
Gotta love the incredibly classy and timeless shape and look of the 335 and 335 style guitars. They're really badass while being classic. A lot like a really great fitting leather jacket hahaha