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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 who had grown up playing solid body guitars like th... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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Overview

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
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice guitar for the money

I ordered this guitar without having ever seen one...I was curious. I picked it up at the store seven days later. Out of the box at the store it looked great and...Read complete review

I ordered this guitar without having ever seen one...I was curious. I picked it up at the store seven days later. Out of the box at the store it looked great and was correctly set up. It weighs right at 7.5 pounds. I didn't care for the strings it came with and changed them for a set that I like. While I had the strings off I taped up the fingerboard and polished the frets with light automotive compound. The frets were okay but I prefer them polished. By the way, the fingerboard is rosewood as opposed to the baked maple that Gibson is offering these days. I did not make any other adjustments to the factory set-up. The pickups are fine, the coil tap option is something I had not experienced previously and I was surprised that the humbuckers when tapped did not sound thin or weak...nice feature. I took it on a gig and used it for a few songs, it played and sounded great. This would be a good deal at twice the price.

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I DO NOT RECOMMEND

After waiting @ 4- 5 weeks (back ordered) I received the FIRST one. It looked nice, played well and I was happy. Although, the first night on a gig (under...Read complete review

After waiting @ 4- 5 weeks (back ordered) I received the FIRST one. It looked nice, played well and I was happy. Although, the first night on a gig (under lights) I noticed that the neck had a fine crack in it next to the headstock. Therefore, (having waited so long for the FIRST guitar) and because it was "in stock" on GC's website, I immediately ordered a replacement guitar. After a few days of not getting a order confirmation from GC I tried contacting GC via live chat. I was repeatedly told that it would "ship today" (I was told this 2-3 times in a 2-3 day period). So, I called the website# and again was told that "it would ship today". Well, it didn't. Apparently the warehouse didn't have any in stock so it was shipped out of a store somewhere. I had it shipped to my local GC (to be sure it was OK and to return the FIRST defective guitar). The GC rep opened the box and the neck was completely broken off of the SECOND guitar. We where all blown away EXCEPT another guy that worked at GC. He said that he's seen several (3-4) of this same model with the same neck issue. Sounds like an Epiphone design issue. SO, after all of this pain, the GC service manager (Aaron) was VERY COOL and because of all the hassle he gave me a good deal on a Dot 335 that he had in stock. I played it before the deal was made and it plays and sounds MUCH better than the ES 335 Limited Edition Pro. Moral of this story is "don't waste your dough on the Pro.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar for the money

By H Johnson

from USA, USA

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

I ordered this guitar without having ever seen one...I was curious. I picked it up at the store seven days later. Out of the box at the store it looked great and was correctly set up. It weighs right at 7.5 pounds. I didn't care for the strings it came with and changed them for a set that I like. While I had the strings off I taped up the fingerboard and polished the frets with light automotive compound. The frets were okay but I prefer them polished. By the way, the fingerboard is rosewood as opposed to the baked maple that Gibson is offering these days. I did not make any other adjustments to the factory set-up. The pickups are fine, the coil tap option is something I had not experienced previously and I was surprised that the humbuckers when tapped did not sound thin or weak...nice feature. I took it on a gig and used it for a few songs, it played and sounded great. This would be a good deal at twice the price.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Sound, Low Bucks

By stephen mcclellan

from Vallejo, Ca.

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

Got one of these with the natural finish ( beautiful!) the other day at GC after playing a dozen or so other similar guitars on the recommendation of the CSR that was helping me. I was concerned about the string height but was assured that lowering the bridge was all that was needed to correct the issue. Did that and changed the strings then plugged into each of my amps and was quite happy with the playability and tone of the guitar. Amps used were a Fender Pawn Shop Excelsior, Blues Jr. and a Mesa Boogie F-30. Intonation at the 12th fret was spot on and it remained in tune despite heavy string bending and pick attack. The action is smooth and uniform from the nut to the 22nd fret. I can't see how you could do better than this guitar for the money.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy it!

By PATRICK JOHNSON

from Rockford, Il

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

I've been playing guitar since 1982, and have owned dozens of great guitars during the last 30+ years - including vintage and high end name brands. While this Epiphone is not equal to its much, MUCH more expensive Gibson big brother, its is close enough in tone, build quality, looks and vibe, that this guitar will satisfy all but the total "tone snob" crowd. The guitar is comfortable to play, the Cherry finish and block inlays remind me of Clapton's 335. I do find the push-pull pots useful in finding a wide variety of tones, and the neck is comfortable to play. If I was to quibble, I would say that I find the stock pick-ups a bit on the generic sounding side, but I do eventually plan to upgrade all hardware on this guitar that will improve upon its tone -- while still having spent thousands less than a new Gibson 335. This 335 is best suited for blues through some harder classic rock - I have other guitars for metal. I imagine jazz on the neck pick-up would be nice as well; but that is not my preferred style of music. I believe this is a limited build, so when the production run is all sold out, they are gone. -- Go buy it! -- I kick myself for passing on several other previous limited run guitars that Gibson & Epiphone have put out over the years. Great guitar on a budget, great value for the money, and great guitar -- period.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Charles

from Kansas City, MO

Site Member

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

I bought this guitar online and had it shipped to my local GC. It got there in about three days. I had it gone over by the guitar tech prior to picking it up. Since I hadn't bought a guitar sight unseen, I just wanted to be sure that there were no issues with it. There wasn't. The tech said that he had checked the action and intonation while going over the guitar, and it only had one minor adjustment to be made. I got it home, plugged it in, and let the sweet tones come gliding on out. This guitar is awesome! The neck feels great and it is a fast runner. The guitar cranks any kind of music that I want to play on it. Rock, blues, country...all styles sound great. I did get it for blues, and man, it is a monster in blues tonality! I love this guitar!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

es 335 pro limited edition

By carl evans

from Little Rock, ar

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

my mentor and instructor, an accomplished jazz professional guitarist, played several guitars in the store and picked this one as the best playing/sounding one. In short, it is an accomplishment for epiphone to make a guitar this good at this price.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite guitar so far

By Olivier

from MD

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

I've owned several guitars over the years: Squier strat, Ibanez JS100, Jackson DK2, LTD EC401VF, Mexican Strat... noodled around with Gibsons (les Pauls, 335 to compare), Ibanez Artfield, etc... recently I got a used '99 Dot and then this 335 Pro... the quality of construction of the 335 over the Dot is significant. The 335 simply feels like a much more expensive, quality instrument. I don't know what it is, maybe the binding on the neck, it's just very well made. I can't find a single flaw on it.

The guitar itself is quite light and feels very comfortable. The neck is actually more comfortable than my LTD. It only starts getting thicker around the heel at the 16-17 fret, compared to the 13th fret on the LTD. So you can go up the neck with ease.

The electronics are good: the pickups actually sound better than the Seymour Duncan '59 and JB on my LTD. I can still get enough output to play heavy-ish stuff like Black Sabbath, and of course you get really nice clean sounds for jazz for example or blues. The pickups also sound very good split. And with a little bit of overdrive, this thing really sings, hard to describe but the sound is really nice and thick, it's awesome!

I just love absolutely everything about this guitar. I'm definitely going to sell the Dot because it just can't compete, and I'm also strongly considering selling my LTD, because I can't see myself using it very much, to only keep that one and the strat.

I've waited years to get myself one of these and I'm not disappointed. Quite the contrary. It's hard to put this thing down. For the price I paid for it new, I think it's pretty amazing.

My only complaint: there is some fret buzz on the A string. So the setup wasn't quite perfect out of the box. The action is a little too high for my taste, so I'll take it for a setup soon. That's really my only complaint. And it's easy to fix. This guitar ROCKS!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This one's a keeper

By JOSEPH

from Tenino, WA

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

I found out about this limited edition ES-335 rather late in the year, and it represented an upgrade over the Dot I had been playing for the past 4 years. I had always wanted a cherry finish ES-335, but just couldn't afford the Gibson price. So I had to get one of these before they were out of stock. I was excited to find that the Seattle GC store had one in stock, so I called it and arranged a visit to try it out, and hopefully purchase it. Unfortunately, the only cherry one in stock had a damaged neck, which gave it tuning and neck adjustment problems. Online, I had seen four GC stores nationwide with cherry models, so I asked my Seattle GC store rep, Stefen, if he could contact the other stores and arrange a stock transfer. Stefen patiently called each of the other stores, but each one said they either had just sold theirs, or it was no longer available. Stefen didn't stop there: he saw that the GC Kansas City Distribution Center was expecting a final shipment of 40 more limited edition ES-335s by January 16, and he offered to order one of those still available for me and have it shipped direct to my home by late January. I agreed, and put the guitar and matching case on my GC Gear Card. To my amazement, the case arrived four days later, and the guitar arrived about 10 days after that! Talk about exceeding customer expectations! The guitar was definitely worth waiting for, even though GC reduced my wait by nearly a month. The body, neck, and hardware mostly met or exceeded my expectations. The setup was at factory specs, per the owner's manual, and the playability was great: fingering, chording, bending, and hammering-on all were smooth and effective. Chording ease was assisted by the slim profile neck. The frets were plain but true (no buzzing) and somewhat rough-edged, and except for some stain on the edge binding, the finish work was good. The Wilkinson tuning machines worked smoothly, although a higher gear ratio would have helped. I had to adjust the bridge for intonation, and a couple of the larger supplied strings didn't maintain intonation well. This caused a delay in getting intonation set. I obviously will have to restring the axe. Hopefully that will correct my intonation concerns. The Pro pickups aren't Gibsons, but are sensitive, and have very good tone and output, with a slightly bright tonal characteristic. The selector switch felt more durable than my Dot's, and the volume and tone controls, including the coil-tap positions, worked smoothly, allowing broad output and tonal variation. The output jack felt solid. Bottom line: I really enjoy playing this guitar. And that makes it a keeper. Guitar Center outdid themselves in helping me find a scarce product, and I'm impressed by their service.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar rocks

By Dave Scheall

from Seattle, WA

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

I got mine used from the Las Vegas GC store working with Craig. I have a Cherry and it is very Cherry, groovy, cool, bound body front/back and neck. The finish is just beautiful. Doesn't have the big railroad tie frets of it's Gibson cousin. Plays like butter. Mine came with the stock pickups already swapped out with the 4 conductor wire Gibson '57 Classics in their place. Who ever did the work did a good job maintaining the coil split. I have a real Gibson 335 as well as a LP Traditional Gold Top, both of those guitars have the 57 classics and the LP has the 4 conductor wire. This guitar with the Gibson 57 classic pickups sound exactly like my Gibson ES-335, plus I now have coil split. This is brighter and more resonate than the LP with the 57s in it. Blues, country, rock, but especially blues and 50s Chuck Berry songs, this guitar does it all with ease. BB King songs almost play themselves. I took the pick guard off to show more wood as it is too pretty to cover it up.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitar Center business model sucks

By glenn

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

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

Ordered online. The guitar was a floor model with no paperwork from the manufacturer. Got the guitar home and one of the tone knobs was broken. Had to travel 90 miles to exchange it for another floor model. Normal businesses that sell floor models do so by; 1) telling the customer that is what they are getting and 2) discounting the merchandise. Neither was done in this case. Not happy about that.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I DO NOT RECOMMEND

By Greg

from Northern Kentucky

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bought 2 - both had broken necks

Best Uses

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

    After waiting @ 4- 5 weeks (back ordered) I received the FIRST one. It looked nice, played well and I was happy. Although, the first night on a gig (under lights) I noticed that the neck had a fine crack in it next to the headstock. Therefore, (having waited so long for the FIRST guitar) and because it was "in stock" on GC's website, I immediately ordered a replacement guitar. After a few days of not getting a order confirmation from GC I tried contacting GC via live chat. I was repeatedly told that it would "ship today" (I was told this 2-3 times in a 2-3 day period). So, I called the website# and again was told that "it would ship today". Well, it didn't. Apparently the warehouse didn't have any in stock so it was shipped out of a store somewhere. I had it shipped to my local GC (to be sure it was OK and to return the FIRST defective guitar). The GC rep opened the box and the neck was completely broken off of the SECOND guitar. We where all blown away EXCEPT another guy that worked at GC. He said that he's seen several (3-4) of this same model with the same neck issue. Sounds like an Epiphone design issue. SO, after all of this pain, the GC service manager (Aaron) was VERY COOL and because of all the hassle he gave me a good deal on a Dot 335 that he had in stock. I played it before the deal was made and it plays and sounds MUCH better than the ES 335 Limited Edition Pro. Moral of this story is "don't waste your dough on the Pro.

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