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Epiphone Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar  

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    A gorgeous archtop with a new level of attention to detail reminiscent of vintage Epiphones.

    The Epiphone Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar is a beautifully-made, sweet-sounding and easy-playing instrument. The Elite series are guitars that approach custom shop perfection. Crafted with premium woods, fitted with American pickups and circuitry--even American-made toggle switches and Grover tuners--they're made at a special factory devoted to their manufacture where they receive a high degree of hands-on luthier attention. You'll find the Elite 1963 Dot true to the beautifully-made original. This Epi beautifully bridges the gap between Epiphone and Gibson. Includes hardshell case.

    Features

    • 5-ply maple back, sides, and top
    • One-piece mahogany neck
    • 24-3/4" scale
    • Neck set at the 19th fret
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • 1-11/16" bone nut
    • 22 frets
    • 50SR USA humbucker rhythm pickup
    • 50ST USA humbucker treble pickup
    • Nickel hardware
    • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
    • Grover tuners

    You may love your guitar but you'll love this one more. Step up to an Epiphone Elite today.

     
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    Chris

    This is an Epiphone 335 1964 Dot Elitist. This instument is of exceptional quality. This is one of the finest guitars I have ever owned. I have and still do own Strats and...Read complete review

    This is an Epiphone 335 1964 Dot Elitist. This instument is of exceptional quality. This is one of the finest guitars I have ever owned. I have and still do own Strats and Les Pauls but this little girl is something to behold. From the build to the action to the quality of all parts of this guitar. It is second to none. I feel so lucky to have stumbled onto this fine instrument. I am very proud to own this Epiphone. A first class guitar. If someone wanted to trade it for a Gibson, I would tell them to take a hike.

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    EPI Elitist ES-335

    I was happy when I opened the case and saw how great the natural maple finish looked. I wasn't happy when I picked it up and found the pickguard flopping around because the glue-joint...Read complete review

    I was happy when I opened the case and saw how great the natural maple finish looked. I wasn't happy when I picked it up and found the pickguard flopping around because the glue-joint on support block had came loose. I reglued it with epoxy so no big deal. I was happy when I played it for the first time and heard how great it sounded until I noticed buzzing on the A and D strings at all fret positions. I drove 2 hours to an authorized Gibson SC. After he set the relief as high as I could still play the buzzing was still there and after closer exam he noticed the neck looked warped. I am now very unhappy because I sent the guitar back to Gibson and tracked it recieved at Gibson on 14 Nov. and today is the 26th with no word from them at all. I just called and discovered the guitar hasn't even been looked at yet. I am venting a little now. Bottom line, I guess that's the chance you take when buying guitars online. The guy that worked on mine has been around guitars for 40+ years and said he would never think about buying a guitar he couldn't play first. Just a thought, I guess I just have bad luck after reading all the other great reviews.

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    5.0

    Chris

    By Chris-WzpwZ

    from Dallas / Fort Worth

    This is an Epiphone 335 1964 Dot Elitist. This instument is of exceptional quality. This is one of the finest guitars I have ever owned. I have and still do own Strats and Les Pauls but this little girl is something to behold. From the build to the action to the quality of all parts of this guitar. It is second to none. I feel so lucky to have stumbled onto this fine instrument. I am very proud to own this Epiphone. A first class guitar. If someone wanted to trade it for a Gibson, I would tell them to take a hike.

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    2.0

    EPI Elitist ES-335

    By Hiforev

    from Eliz city, NC

    I was happy when I opened the case and saw how great the natural maple finish looked. I wasn't happy when I picked it up and found the pickguard flopping around because the glue-joint on support block had came loose. I reglued it with epoxy so no big deal. I was happy when I played it for the first time and heard how great it sounded until I noticed buzzing on the A and D strings at all fret positions. I drove 2 hours to an authorized Gibson SC. After he set the relief as high as I could still play the buzzing was still there and after closer exam he noticed the neck looked warped. I am now very unhappy because I sent the guitar back to Gibson and tracked it recieved at Gibson on 14 Nov. and today is the 26th with no word from them at all. I just called and discovered the guitar hasn't even been looked at yet. I am venting a little now. Bottom line, I guess that's the chance you take when buying guitars online. The guy that worked on mine has been around guitars for 40+ years and said he would never think about buying a guitar he couldn't play first. Just a thought, I guess I just have bad luck after reading all the other great reviews.

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    5.0

    Unbelievable Quality!!!

    By Eddie C.

    from Cape Coral FL

    I enjoy playing and collecting many different guitars, and have purchased a dozen instruments over the past three years. Not only is this my favorite guitar to play, it is one of my least expensive instruments. You have to get your hands on this thing and feel the quality. It?s extremely easy to play, came set up perfectly, and great sounding. This guitar will make you smile "ear to ear". One of the best guitars I have ever played, AT ANY PRICE!!!

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    5.0

    Great Versatile Quality Guitar

    By John-C6jCr

    from Phoenix, AZ

    I've only had my elitist dot for about a week. Really can't anything more than what's already been said. This is a high quality instrument in every way. It plays and sounds great. You can't go wrong with this guitar. The quality is right up there with the name brand ES335. After comparing the elitist dot to the other es335 guitars at twice the price or more, this is a bargain.

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Blind Hambone Raftery

    from Colorado mountains

    Maybe the best, most versatile guitar I've bought. Singularly beautiful in looks and sound. I once had a blonde Gibson ES-335 (1969) and this beauty is nicer. Finish is gorgeous, pickups are wine sweet, the neck is perfect! Sometimes I open the case just to admire it! The tone goes from BB or Freddy or Chet straight to Larry Carlton! I like it best through my '64 Twin cause like a fine woman it's a lot of guitar!

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    5.0

    Don't Buy a Gibson 335!!!

    By 4yrecords

    from Fort Worth, TX

    I have been playing for 16 years and owned 65+ guitars. In short, if you are thinking about buying a Gibson 335, do not do it! This is actually better in my opinion. Why would I say this? Because it is true. Epi and Japan have something to prove about their Epi Elitist series unlike Gibson. Therefore, more attention is paid to detail and it is so obvious. From playability to tone to intonation, this is a better guitar. I have never writen a review b/c most guitars are not worh talking about, this one is. I would go as far to say that even if you are not looking for a 335, but this anyway. It is not just a great guitar for the $. It is a GREAT GUITAR!

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    5.0

    As Good As it Gets

    By Tulsaslim

    from tulsa, ok

    I've owned about 40 electric guitars in my life and currently own 2 Gibsons, two Fenders, and several others. The elitist '63 Dot may very well be the finest guitar I've ever owned. Everything about this guitar is first rate-workmanship, materials, sound, and playability.I, too, have heard that when these are gone there will be no more of them. I contemplate every day whether to buy another one before they are gone.I have never owned or played a guitar that I would recommend more than this one. I cannot overstate just how good this guitar is and I've been playing since the early '60's.You will never regret your decision to buy this guitar.

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    5.0

    Get One Before It's Too Late

    By Old_Dude

    from Tulsa, OK

    I have 18 electric guitars: Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, SGs, and this is the crown jewel of them all. Gibson Customer Service told me that when this batch is gone, there will be no more Elitist Dots.Do yourself a favor and buy one of these fantastic guitars before it's too late. You will never regret it. The Natural finish is stunningly georgeous and this beauty plays and sounds incredible. What more can I say?

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    5.0

    More than a handful

    By Putz

    from Alexandria, Minnesota

    The Epiphone 335 Elitist is a show and go guitar right out of the box. Quality and workmanship are better than that of my 1968 Gibson ES335. The neck shape is perfect for my hand. Very good job on the sunburst finish. I changed the pickups to a 57 classic in rythym position and a 57 classic plus in the bridge position. Played through my vintage Acoustic Control Corp tube amp I have the blues sound I've been searching for and all day sustain. This guitar absoulutly blows my 68 Gibson 335 out of the water. No praise great enough.

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    5.0

    Heck of a Bargain

    By Les-5m7hD

    from Gulfport, MS

    Set-up perfect out of the box. Superior Workmanship is evident. Powerful pick-ups and lots of tone. I owned a 70's Gibson ES-335--this axe is even better. Buy it, enjoy it, keep it!

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