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Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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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... Read More

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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
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Fabulous for the money!

By MainlandGal510

from Emeryville/East Bay, CA

About Me Novice

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:

    Been playing for over a year. Feels and sounds great -- what a deal!! Lucky to have gotten the Cherry - Limited Edition at such a good price! Almost got the es339 pro but I like this size better. It's not immaculate, bridgepiece has a few scuffs and isn't super shiny. And the f-hole finishing could be better. But no cracks, everything works and looks great!
    Highly recommend Epiphone for beginners/novice players. Good quality at an affordable price!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Limited!!!

    By Les Caster

    from Virginia

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    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've owned/own over 40 solid body electric guitars from Gibson, Fender, Dan Armstrong, B. C. Rich & Ibanez; this GUITAR is exquisite! Literally Hand Crafted! Perfect! and then,there's incredible price; PLAY ON!

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar, No Remorse

      By Captain AJ

      from Clinton, Utah

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Frets dull

      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

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

      Let's face it--this is not a $3000 Gibson 335, but this is also is in no way a bad guitar. This is a great, leas expensive guitar that feels and sounds great. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and craftsmanship. The Cherry finish is superb, frets were finished nicely (no sharp edges) and overall guitar is very nice. The setup needed very minor tweaking to my liking. The frets were dull and scratchy and needed polished, but that was no big deal. I always change stock strings. I polished the frets, oiled the fretboard, added some Ernie Ball 10-46's and now have a great guitar with great setup. The tone is so nice! Honestly, you can only hear very minor difference between this Epi 335 and its Gibson counterpart. If you're considering the Epiphone 335, do it. I have zero regrets and didn't have to sell a kidney to add another great guitar to my collection.

       
      5.0

      Great guitar, unbelievable price

      By GBiloxi

      from Biloxi MS

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any venue
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

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

        A great sounding guitar with a beautiful finish. I have 7 guitars, like playing this one best. Bought it at The GC in Mobile. Danny works there with incredible customer service and more guitar knowledge than anyone I've ever known.

        (3 of 3 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Epiphone got it right

          By Just another hound

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is a players guitar. For those of you debating between the Gibson and epi, I get it- I was there. And yea if I had 3gs to drop on the original, I would. But don't fret-this epi is the real deal. Came in perfect condition. Plays sweet out of the box. Might upgrade pots, nut, and electronics down the line, but it's definitely not needed. Anyone who picks it this up will know that with the Gibson, you're pretty much paying a premium for the "legend". This is an awesome instrument. Just pick one up and let the music play

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar for the money

            By Mark

            from Lafayette, Indiana

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

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

              Great guitar for the money--a lot of "bang for the buck". I once owned a late '70's Gibson ES-335 (alas, sold long ago!) and the Epi Pro version compares very favorably to that--and for a fraction of the price. I'm not totally sold on the coil splitting feature as, in my opinion, simply using a Gibson 50's wiring scheme would do just as well. However, all said, the pickups are pretty decent and I have no immediate plans to switch them out.

              If I could make one suggestion to Epiphone, it would be to change the head stock design to that used on, for example, circa '62 Casinos (i.e., closer in appearance to the Gibson "open book"). The early 60's design would look far better, and be more appropriate, than the ungainly "stretched out" head stock. A '62 style head stock would make the PRO look closer to its pricier Gibson cousin but with a distinct "Epi" flavor.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better than expected!

              By Trainwreckmusic

              from Salem. Oregon

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Better than expected
              • Fit Finish
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Pick Up Selector Switch
              • Ugly Pick Guard Sticker

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Perfect For A Backup Ax
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

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

              The 335 Pro is better than I expected at its price point. I thought it would need a set up and the electronics replaced to be prograde.
              Much to my surprise it did not need either. Perfect for a back up stage guitar or a beater road guitar.
              My only complaints is the lame Epiphone "E" logo sticker on the pick guard that fell off after an hour of play ( I think it looks better without it any way!) & the pick up selector switch seems pretty sloppy and will probably need to be replaced at sometime in the future. Otherwise I would have given this guitar 5 stars. It is not a Gibson 335 but at 1/10 the price it is pretty dang close. Perfect choice for a student or advanced player on a limited budget.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great low price hollow body

              By Hell Roy

              from Central Il.

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                My first hollow body,great sound for a fair price.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good guitar, lousy push pull pots

                By Papa Bear

                from Weatherford, Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

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

                I own several 335 style instruments from Epiphone (Dots and Sheraton II's). Have always had good experiences with them. Thought I'd give the ES335 Limited Edition Pro a try. The instrument itself is very good in build (construction fit and feel). The problem I had was one month after the electronics warranty expired the bridge push pull pot stopped working. Took it to my guitar guy and am having both pots replaced with new CTS pots from StewMac. A $100 repair that should not have been necessary.

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