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Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar Pelham Blue 

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Overview

  • 5-layer laminated maple body
  • SlimTaper 1960s "D" profile neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius
Description & Specs
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    $1,165.00
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    $69900
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An anticipated re-issue of the classic thinline semi-hollowbody.

The Ltd Edition ES-355 body is constructed of 5-layer laminated maple. The solid hard maple 24.75" SlimTaper 1960s "D" profile neck features a rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius and a 1.68" nut width. The neck has classic pearloid "Block" inlays and a vintage-style pearloid "Split Diamond" headstock design. Tuning stability is assured with chrome Grover 14:1 ratio machine heads, a chrome Epiphone LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and a chrome Bigsby Tremolo. The volume and tone knobs, one for each pickup, are Black Speed with pointers for easy reference while on stage.

The Ltd Edition ES-355 incorporates Alnico Classic humbuckers in the neck and bridge position. Patterned after the original Gibson '57 Classics, the Alnico Classic pickups use Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that will still give you that classic humbucker overdrive when you need it. The 3-way Epiphone Toggle/pickup selector switch is a deep, aged vintage yellow and is wired for the standard configuration with position one controlling the neck pickup's volume and tone while position two controls the bridge pickup's volume and tone.

The Ltd. Edition ES-355's unique tonal range was the result of its groundbreaking design. A wood block runs through the center of the body so the pickups are mounted much the same way as in a solid body guitar allowing for two hollow chambered areas over the violin style f-holes and in the double cutaway wings. Case sold separately.

Features

  • 5-layer laminated maple body
  • SlimTaper 1960s "D" profile neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Bigsby tremelo
  • Case sold separately

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Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body Material: laminated maple
  • Neck Material: hard maple
  • Neck Shape: SlmiTaper; 1960s D-Profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In; Set Neck
  • Binding: Body: 5-Layer; White/Black, Neck: 1-Layer; White, Headstock: 5-Layer; White/Black
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Inlays: pearloid "Blocks"
  • Headstock Inlay: pearloid "Split-Diamond"
  • Pickguard: None
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Grover; 14:1 ratio
  • Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker
  • Controls: 1-Neck Volume, 1-Neck Tone, 2-Bridge Volume, 1-Bridge Tone
  • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs with pounters
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
  • Bridge: Epiphone LockTone tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby Tremolo
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Bell Shaped; 2-layer; Blank
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EpiphoneLimited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent Guitar for the money!

      By Del

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar:

        Ok, this isn't a Gibson branded product, but for the money, this is close enough to perfect for me. I own Gibsons, a VOS 1957 LP and a SG Standard, but not an ES-355. Yes there may be very minor imperfections in the finish, but on my guitar they are not noticeable (unless you are really looking) and do not affect playing in any way. I have been playing the ES-355 for a couple of weeks now, and am finding this one rapidly became a favorite go-to guitar. At this point, I can't find anything to complain about, even though I was looking to be very critical of the guitar. It plays well, sounds great, and stays in tune. I just can't put it down once I start playing it. The pickups are very good and much better than I expected. If you can catch this on sale, it is one heck of a deal. I would recommend this to anyone even professional musicians. The quality of the the Epiphone guitars the last few years has been outstanding. I was lucky to get one of the 1961 Casino re-issues. Once they are sold out, you are out of luck. Get one of these while you can!

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Guitar

        By Milpool

        from MA

        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-355 Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar for the money. It has a great feel and a very comfortable neck. I believe that these are listed as having slim taper necks; it is a very comfortable neck but I don't know that I would consider it slim taper. I have a '91 SG that has a slim taper neck and the 2 are quite different. I also believe the fingerboards on these are "ebonized" versus pure ebony wood judging simply by the color and feel.
            The setup was off a bit but a quick adjustment to the bridge thumb screws was a quick fix. Although new, the strings feel old. Again, not a big deal.
            My experience so far is this is a great guitar. Considering that original Gibson 355s can cost ten times the amount or more, the Epiphones are a fantastic alternative.

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            (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great color, mediocre performance

            By McBoingboing

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
            • Sloppy Finish Application
            • Won't Tune Properly

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar:

            This is a beautiful color, and it looks great on the ES body style. BUT... fit and finish are wanting. Application of the finish is rather sloppy with portions of the binding covered up. The sound would be beautiful if the guitar could be tuned consistently. Tune it to open E, and almost all chords sound off. This could be related to the nut grooves being cut too deeply, or the tuners being a little loose, etc..., but whatever the cause, I expect more for the price I paid. I have a Wildkat that cost half as much yet performed much better out of the box. I've messed around with the setup and I've achieved a little better sound, but I'm convinced a new nut and a replacement tuner or two will make a tremendous difference. Unfortunately I can't quite recommend this guitar unless you're willing to do some work to correct problems you shouldn't encounter for the price you pay.

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