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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 ...Read More

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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

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EpiphoneLimited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (50)
  • Good feel (48)
  • Fun to play (45)
  • Good pick up (40)
  • Solid electronics (36)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (44)
  • Jamming (41)
  • Recording (34)
  • Small venues (28)
  • Rock concerts (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (42), Professional musician (12), 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.

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5.0

I love it

By Jazz n Blues

from United Kingdom

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

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

    I am very impressed by this guitar despite that it has a bit of fret buzz going on which I hope I can fix. I got mine in Iced Tea finish and it looks stunning (reminds me of the Larry Carlton 335 what with the block inlays). I bought the Epiphone 335 case for it as well which is well made and a good fit. The sounds are very nice the pick ups sound less dark than a 57 Classic, perhaps more like a 490 with a bit more top end but very very nice all the same, lovely for jazz & blues, way better than the usual standard Epi pick ups in terms of clarity and full rounded tone . The nice thing is that the pick ups have a coil tap by pulling up the volume knobs, and although you will never replace your strat or your tele, the single coil sound is certainly useable enough and gives the guitar a lot more versatility. I own an actual Gibson 335 too and this is very close in feel what with the 60's slim taper neck, the neck is joy to play, and is very fast. I gig in a pub covers band and this will be coming out with me from now on together with my Squier 70's VM strat. My amp is a fender hot rod deluxe always played on the clean channel with some pedals out in front and this 335 pro sounds perfect through it.

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    4.0

    Excellent inexpensive 335

    By Rick

    from Alabama

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Fit and Finish
    • Good sounding pickups

    Cons

    • Nut
    • Tuners

    Best Uses

    • Any Use

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

    Really nice 335 . Needs a better nut, tuners aren't great, and I didn't care for the Epi pick guard and knobs. After a bone nut, shorter pick guard and silver-insert top had knobs, this a great looking and playing guitar. Recommended.

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    5.0

    WOW! WHAT A DEAL!

    By musicman 1

    from Logan WV

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    Pros

    • Beautiful instrument
    • 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 can't believe it. This is one fantastic guitar at a ridiculous low price. But, I wouldn't trade it for some guitars that cost 10+ times as much. Classic ES style, exceptional feel, tone and looks....what's not to love. Better grab one of these while you can....Outstanding quality!

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      4.0

      Very nice instrument for the money but..

      By Patiently waiting...

      from Hartford, CT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Finish Flawed On Arrival

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      Very nice instrument in every way except it arrived with a nasty finish blemish on the top conveniently hidden under the gawky huge pickguard it came with. I was replacing it with a smaller Gibson style guard when I discovered it. I had to send it back which was frustrating since it was back ordered for two months! Now I'm going to have to wait another two months or more to get a replacement! Also, the frets were a little scratchy and the fingerboard a little dry. Nothing a little steel wool and some lemon oil wouldn't take care of. Otherwise it's a nicely made and comfortable playing instrument and a steal at this price point.

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      5.0

      I love this Guitar!

      By Big Rand

      from Traverse City Michigan

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Reviewer

      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.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            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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