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  • Arched maple top and back
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with small block inlay
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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
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (33)
  • Good feel (32)
  • Fun to play (30)
  • Good pick up (26)
  • Solid electronics (25)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Jamming (27)
  • Recording (21)
  • Small venues (18)
  • Rock concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (7), 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

 

Nice looker, but . . .

I really liked the look of this guitar and did not notice any quality flaws in paint or frets or noisy electronics.

The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily...Read complete review

I really liked the look of this guitar and did not notice any quality flaws in paint or frets or noisy electronics.

The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily uncomfortable, but I think I prefer a slim taper neck and P 90s for their clarity. I could not get any tones I liked out these pickups, which, by the way, seemed to be low output. Perhaps it is a better "chorder" but I did not find it too useful for single note leads. I used to own a Gibson ES 335, which had its problems, but overall it was a versatile guitar that felt more substantial than this Epiphone. That guitar got burned up in a fire and I still miss it, so maybe that's created unreal expectations in me, but I have also owned my share of budget guitars and this one epitomizes it's price point. It's not exactly cheap--in fact it's decently (if modestly) appointed--but the coil taps seemed gimmicky and the tuners only appear to be like the Gibson "tulips" but they're not. The nut seemed high and not cut quite well and the hardware seemed cheap too. I have never been a fan of the mini top hat knobs, either (Gibson uses these, too, but in my opinion they look too small).

Overall, if you like the look, then this is a project guitar for those who have some nice humbuckers, but then you might as well buy a used Dot and do the upgrades on that. Or, if you can tolerate the hum, get a Casino, which I still really like after all these years.

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4.0

Just what I expected

By Nickolas Name

from Detroit

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing

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

I knew what I was getting, a nice cheap 335. The ebony finish is thick and shinny, the neck is a little chunky and that's OK. There is a wowwie in the neck at the 17th fret where I think they over sanded the binding. It doesn't affect the playability. Tone is decent. The set up was terrible! The strings at the nut were like a mountain range, up and down. Had to fill some and file some. Work the bridge and fix the intonation. It was so bad I had to send it out to a professional. Way beyond my limited capabilities, frets needed dressing at the ends and were uneven across the fret board. Tweak the truss rod, added new strings and its way better. I like it! Its fun to play and even with the added price of the set up, still a great deal. Although I had to change the Name from ES-335 Pro to Semi Pro.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice looker, but . . .

By Tim

from Madison, WI

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Nice Looking Solid Build

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

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

    I really liked the look of this guitar and did not notice any quality flaws in paint or frets or noisy electronics.

    The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily uncomfortable, but I think I prefer a slim taper neck and P 90s for their clarity. I could not get any tones I liked out these pickups, which, by the way, seemed to be low output. Perhaps it is a better "chorder" but I did not find it too useful for single note leads. I used to own a Gibson ES 335, which had its problems, but overall it was a versatile guitar that felt more substantial than this Epiphone. That guitar got burned up in a fire and I still miss it, so maybe that's created unreal expectations in me, but I have also owned my share of budget guitars and this one epitomizes it's price point. It's not exactly cheap--in fact it's decently (if modestly) appointed--but the coil taps seemed gimmicky and the tuners only appear to be like the Gibson "tulips" but they're not. The nut seemed high and not cut quite well and the hardware seemed cheap too. I have never been a fan of the mini top hat knobs, either (Gibson uses these, too, but in my opinion they look too small).

    Overall, if you like the look, then this is a project guitar for those who have some nice humbuckers, but then you might as well buy a used Dot and do the upgrades on that. Or, if you can tolerate the hum, get a Casino, which I still really like after all these years.

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    5.0

    EpiphoneLimited Edition ES-335 PRO

    By Andariego

    from Guaynabo PR

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Sweet Unmodeled Sound

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

    • I Use With Friends Partie
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

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

    Beawtiful,sweet sound,proper for jazz,modern brasilian or blues. I uses it without modeler.I don't know how it sound that way.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Do Everything Guitar

    By Dennis In Miami

    from Miami, Florida

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Wide variety of tones

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Performing
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    With the coil splitting, this guitar gives you genuinely useful single coil tones, unlike many other guitars I tried.

    The quality of the woodwork is first class, providing a pride of ownership.

    The electronics are much better than the usual Epiphone imports, but the price is just barely above the Dot for a guitar that is so much better in every way.

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    5.0

    Great Guitar, as Expected

    By Pete

    from Wiggins, MS

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      To say this is a wonderful guitar is an understatement. There are already many reviews on this guitar, and I agree with them. I bought this guitar as "Like New" Level 1 condition. When I opened the package, what I found was a guitar that looked like it had never been played!
      I was nervous about buying a used guitar online, but Musician's Friend relieved that!
      I certainly would recommend this guitar to others, and would recommend Musician's Friend!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Is this an Epiphone or a Gibson?!!?

      By redwings4life

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Amazing Clean Sound
      • Coil Tapping
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Solid Pickups
      • Good Tone
      • Great Overdrive
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues
        • Worship leading

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

        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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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Third Times a Charm

        By Benni-and-the-Jets

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Had To Return Two

        Best Uses

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

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

        Love, love, love, this guitar! However I did have to return two of them. The first had unacceptable flaws in the finish and/or edge binding (it also looked like they had leveled the frets with a brick!). The second guitar looked great, but one of the volume pots was screwed up (knob came out of pot when I pulled it the first time). Musician's Friend was great about cross-shipping replacement guitars! The third guitar was perfect! The guitar plays beautifully, has great tone, and the ebony version is absolutely gorgeous in person! Of course you have to tweak the set-up to your personal likings, I always change out to my preferred strings (Elixir Nanoweb Light/Heavy), polished the frets, oiled the fretboard, and polished the whole thing with carnuba wax, added an El Dorado Vintage Black Leather strap, and this thing can hold a stage next to any axe out there!

        Even though I had to return two guitars, Musician's friend made the process very easy and fast! Plus I never paid a penny for any shipping! Nada, zilch, ZERO! If you are hesitant to order a guitar online, don't be, cause Musician's Friend makes it easy, painless and risk free! I will definitely be doing business with them again! Just today I received a call from customer support just to verify that I was happy with the last guitar! That's what customer service should be ... keep up the good work guys!

        Cheers!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The quality is amazing!

        By SweetT

        from East Coast North Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone
        • Quality Quality Quality
        • Sounds Great
        • Value Is Really There

        Cons

        • None to speak of

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        I don't usually leave reviews but I was so impressed with this guitar I had to leave this one. I ordered mine in cherry and absolutely love it. The quality of these is really amazing. The binding and detailing is top notch, its way closer to the quality and detailing of USA 335 in my opinion. Its worth more than I paid for it that's for sure. The mother of pearl is really well done too. The pickups are a little hotter than standard PAFs and have that Alnico V sparkly top end. Its like a regular PAF but more clarity. String definition is all there and very well balanced low to high, no muddiness at all, pickups are clear and airy. Guitar came in with low action which I will raise a little to accommodate my slide playing. Intonation came out of the box spot on. Tuners are solid, tuning up is easy, nut does not bind up the strings at all. Once you tune up it stays in tune really well. I would get one of these before they end the limited edition run. After getting this guitar I would not even consider getting a Dot or any other 335 type instrument.

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        3.0

        OK, but...

        By RustD

        from Iowa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar for the Price

          By Tommyboomer

          from St. John's, NL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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:

              No real flaws with this guitar. You can play anything outside of metal with it. Huge range of tones and quality compares very favorably to my Gibsons. Unless you are a purist, I don't know why you'd pay three times as much for a name brand. Might change put pick IPA, but that is just personal preference.

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