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Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar  

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Overview
  • Arched maple top and back
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with small block inlay
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $665.00
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  • Your Price:
    $39900
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The classic shape and bell-like tone of Gibson's ES series.

First introduced in the late ’50s, the ES series became an instant rock classic, bringing the feel and look of an archtop to a generation of players who had grown up playing solid body guitars like the Les Paul. The ES-335, the first in the ES series, was an instant success. Now Epiphone introduces the ES-335 PRO – an instrument with its roots firmly planted in the classic era when Epiphone’s Kalamazoo factory was producing rock’s most legendary instruments.

Featuring an ES-style body with Alnico Classic PRO humbucker pickups, the new ES-335 PRO semi-hollowbody from Epiphone turns back the clock while breaking new ground in sound and style. Other classic features include a tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for incredible sustain, Wilkinson vintage-style tuning machines, and a rosewood fretboard adorned with small block inlay. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Arched maple top and back
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with small block inlay
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Alnico Classic Pro neck humbucker with coil-split
  • Alnico Classic Pro Plus bridge humbucker with coil-split
  • LockTone™ tune-o-matic bridge
  • LockTone™ stopbar tailpiece
  • Wilkinson vintage-style tuners
  • Case sold separately

Return to rock's roots. Order yours today.

 
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EpiphoneLimited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (47)
  • Good feel (45)
  • Fun to play (42)
  • Good pick up (39)
  • Solid electronics (35)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (42)
  • Jamming (39)
  • Recording (32)
  • Small venues (27)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (39), Professional musician (11), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Is this an Epiphone or a Gibson?!!?

I got this guitar in the cherry color and waited for about a month because it was on backorder. so glad I waited. Amazing sound. Took it in for some slight adjustment and...Read complete review

I got this guitar in the cherry color and waited for about a month because it was on backorder. so glad I waited. Amazing sound. Took it in for some slight adjustment and just to get it set up, the guys at the shop were impressed. They said they barely had to do anything to it. This guitar is perfect for leading worship music and eliminates the need most of the time to switch to an acoustic guitar because this thing sounds beautiful clean!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK, but...

First guitar came with a shattered neck. Emily at customer service was great. I got the replacement quickly and the UPS return of the broken one was not bad. The inside Epiphone boxes...Read complete review

First guitar came with a shattered neck. Emily at customer service was great. I got the replacement quickly and the UPS return of the broken one was not bad. The inside Epiphone boxes looked more damaged than the outer Musician's Friend shippers. It looks like they might have been damaged coming from China and not from shipping to me. Second inside Epiphone box was damage also, but the guitar seems fine.
I didn't check poor craftsmanship because it plays well. Nice low action. Neck feels great to my hand. Only one string at one fret has some buzz. Hope it will play out or I'll have our local expert adjust it.
The only bad thing is the paint on the edge of the f-holes on both guitars looks like a 3 year old did it, very sloppy. Then they put a beautiful smooth hard clear coat over the top of the sloppy black paint. Even though I like the guitar and it is going to be a user, I can't give it more than 3 stars because of the lack of quality control by Epiphone. The rest of the fit and finish seems fine, so far.
My son, daughter and I have been playing it for over a week now and we all like it.

Reviewed by 56 customers

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5.0

I love this Guitar!

By Big Rand

from Traverse City Michigan

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Set-up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

Ok, here's my review in one word-AMAZING!
I ordered this guitar as a last chance effort to get a 335 that I like. I had previously returned 2) Gibson 335's. One had a twisted un-repairable neck and the other weighed more than the heaviest Les-Paul I had ever played and had muddy sounding pickups. I was skeptical of this one when I ordered it having previously owned an Epiphone Sheraton II that had pretty weak pickups. When I plugged it in, the first thing I noticed was the sound of the pickups. Not as loud as Gibson 57's, but very nice and full and louder than the humbuckers in my American Fender Strat! The neck felt a little slim at first but now I really like it. Very fast and a nice wide (true 1-11/16 width) nut. The fit and finish on this guitar is flawless! The body even has Kerfing between the top/rims/back! Usually only seen on Gibsons or larger body Epiphones. The sound is really great. Pure 335! My only complaint and one that I will soon fix, is the volume and tone pots. The coil-tapping is pretty much useless in my opinion. HUGE difference in volume. You would never be able to use it mid song. And the pots are not very linear. More like on/off. I like to play with the volume to sculpt my tone. I rarely play at 10. The other thing I did notice was a buzzing at the 4th fret. I have read other reviews mentioning this. Turns out the neck had a .006 back-bow. Luckily, the truss rod is two way bi-directional and I was able to get .008 relief with just a ¼ turn of counterclockwise tension (after the threads kicked in reverse). I got the Ice Tea which looks amazing!Add that to a bound neck and block inlays and this guitar is a real looker! I'm not even going to change the pickups. I am going to put 500k CTS full size pots (without coil tapping) and maybe some Gibson Speed knobs. So glad I gave this guitar a try. It is now my main axe!

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5.0

Great semi hollow body!

By GibsonQualityLetMeDown

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Pretty
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

    Beautiful guitar and rivals my gibson ES-335 at a fraction of the cost!

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    5.0

    Very nice thin archtop at 1/6th the cost

    By BillBo on Guitar

    from Fenwick Island, DE

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    Pros

    • Almost Setup Perfectly
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Finish
    • Neck Is Just Right

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jams
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues
      • Smooth Jazz Brunches

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

      Wanted to wait 'til I got a few one-on-ones with this axe. I am VERY pleased I made this purchase. It is my first full-size thin-archtop since my '67 Casino! The neck is dead-straight, the Cherry finish is basically flawless, and the intonation and pickup tones were very good. Fretwork is good and I like the fretboard/ headstock inlays: real classy! Only thing I had to do to this axe is adjust the bridge-height down a little on both sides. The rhythm p/u is a tad more powerful than the bridge; so I may adjust that p/u down a bit. Cosmetically, I wish the Wilkerson tuners weren't green; but they tune the guitar easily - so they're staying on the axe. And,the p/u selector switch color is more like a burnt orange color. This may be the real vintage look; but I would've liked a Cream selector cover (or a little darker - like on the Gibsons).

      I plan to use this guitar for some smooth jazz/ blues/ rock songs outside the home. So,I bought a separate 335-ish case for it; and I recommend one for transport. This axe is a real keeper and a steal for its price!

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      5.0

      Fantastic buy

      By luke

      from Mich.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Packaging Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

      The packaging was scary,as the box was not taped close very well.Fortunetly all was ok.The workmenship is top notch.Frankly I would compare it with my expensive Gretch.Fit & finish was excellent.The sound was just what I was looking for.Deep full bodyied.Grab one while you still can.You'll want to order the hard shell case,to protect this 335 beauty.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Jamewah

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

        I've owned an Epi ES-335 for a few years. Finish is flawless, looks great on stage, plays like a dream. Have recommended this guitar to several young musicians and they all love it. The price is right, playability is easy. Just right for a player with limited funds or a player who wants quality without mortgaging the car.

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        5.0

        solid

        By Razar

        from USA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

          I'm totally pleased with the whole package. I feel like someone hand picked this for me, almost as my likes were known. The guitar just fits me to a tee. Nice full neck, great tone (through a tube amp) great play-ability. I didn't have to do a thing to it. Straight out of the box the intonation was perfect, the action is superb and the pickups are set just right. I feel like I got an extra special one. I have played these several times and none of them felt as good as this. Maybe production has stepped up? Even the wood grain and stain is outstanding, I got the cherry stain. It gives me all the sounds and tone I look for being a rock and blues player. It's pretty heavy too. I don't use the coil split but it's there if you want it. I honestly can't say enough about this guitar. I am more than pleased with it, even the price was more than worth it. I have bought guitars which cost more and aren't as good as this one. Get one if you can't afford an Gibson 335

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          5.0

          Another good deal with Musicians Friend

          By Jim Brown

          from Kansas City

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

            I ordered the cherry finish. Backordered , but arrived 5 days earlier than the expected date. Overall delivery time less than 10 days. Arrived very well packaged and in excellent condition. Fit and finish are perfect. I have seen some comments about fret polish, but my guitar seems to be ok. Plays and sounds just as expected . I will have a set-up done just because that is what I do on any new guitar that I buy, but it is definitely not necessary. I have always wanted a Gibson 335, but I just couldn't justify the extra money for my situation and I am very happy with this Epiphone model . You should absolutely check this guitar out before committing your money

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            5.0

            Impressive appearance

            By Sid81

            from Mesa,AZ

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

              Pickups and intonation needed much adjustment but works well after a little time spent on that.
              Heavy but has a good feel.

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              5.0

              It came ready to play

              By Tommy

              from Massachusetts

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

              Unless you make a good living playing, the gibson version is not worth the extra four digits.
              Good quality build . The alinco pro pickups have a great vintage sound .
              I play jazz and blues. It's a perfect guitar for me. Finish had a couple small flaws but for the price it's prob one of the best 400.00 guitars I've owned . Take this over a strat any day.
              Coil split is nice. Single mode does humm . But that's what single p/u do .
              Customer service is awesome at MF as well. This is not my first guitar from them and it won't be my last

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              5.0

              Go for it, best Epi I've played.

              By riverkid

              from san fernando valley

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar:

                  Excellent for the money. Flawless guitar, beautiful cherry finish. Frets had a slightly coarse finish so I polished them, but that's a nit-pick. After a quick set-up, plays very well. Pickups sound great! I usually swap them on import guitars, no need here. I won't use coil tap much, but it works well. highly recommend even at double the price.

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