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Epiphone Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar   

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The Epiphone Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar is a beautifully-made, sweet-sounding and easy-playing instrument. The Elite series are guitars ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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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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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.

 
5.0

The finest guitar I've ever owned

By jmc

from Ireland

Boy, is this one great guitar! I'm back to playing a lot of blues now and it's ...Freddy King. I've borrowed old (60's) gibsons from friends, but they were worn out really -not easy to play. The Epi seems to have the same quality level as a byrdland I once owned -but then, it wasn't cheap. I haven't used any of my other guitars since I got this last yr (I play 70 plus gigs a yr) It sounds good for jazz, pop and country as well. These gtrs are quite rare here in Ireland and they are way above the ordinary epi dot 335s in quality.

 
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By unworthyofthecollection

from Ontario, CA

An excellent looking and playing guitar. High quality materials and workmanship. Sounds great all by itself.

 
5.0

love my epi335

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

My Epi Elitist 335 plays like a dream. For the price you can't find quality like this anywhere. It sounds great and looks incredible. The workmanship and materials used are equal or better then any 335 style quitar out there regardless of price and it comes with a high quality case.

 
5.0

for once ... more than what was promised !

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar picks up where most others leave off (G***** Custom shop models especially) Wonderful guitarsthat are truer to vintage feel than most modern instruments. Something is just " right " about these guitars. I almost don't want anyone else to know about these , that way I get to keep 'em all to myself.

 
5.0

Heck of a Bargain

By Les-5m7hD

from Gulfport, MS

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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!

 
5.0

Get One Before It's Too Late

By Old_Dude

from Tulsa, OK

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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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Robert

By USPSBob

from Evans, CO

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I have owned three Gibson ES335's. The 1963 model I owned was fantastic. I traded it in on a Gibson Les Paul in the early '70's that had the mini-humbuckers. Regreted it ever since, until I purchased this Elite. I can't say enough good things about it. It came set up perfectly. I have owned it for one year now and am still in love. I use it with three different amps that I own, and it sound stunning with all of them. A Peavey Heritage, a Music Man HD-112 and a Fender Hot Rod Deville. This is the absolute best 335 I have EVER owned or played. My experience was GREAT with this purchase! And the case is a premium fit to the guitar. If I could play the case I would, its that good. My wife has promised to bury me in it...... Especially if I buy any more equipment..OUCH!!

 
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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More than a handful

By Putz

from Alexandria, Minnesota

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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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