Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Limited Edition Electric Guitar (with Case)

Modeled after Joe's vintage 1962 Gibson ES-335, this Epiphone model boasts all the sweet tone of the original thanks to a set of Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
5-ply maple body Sweetly resonant tone with strong, smooth highs
Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups Thick PAF tone in neck, hot output in bridge
LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware
Maestro vibrato tailpiece Vintage vibrato with easy action

Some guitars are more special than others, even when that guitar is owned by a world-famous guitarist and guitar collector like Joe Bonamassa. In 1996, he purchased a red 1962 Gibson ES-335 and used it on his first solo album, A New Day Yesterday. In 2001, he regrettably sold the guitar to help fund his move from New York to LA. As the 20th anniversary of Joe's first record approached, a strange twist of fate and an unexpected phone call resulted in Joe being reunited with his old friend, the red ES-335 that propelled him through his first solo effort and launched him into a new life on the West Coast. Feeling fortunate to get his old guitar back, Joe promised that this important instrument would stay with him for the rest of his days.

The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 is a tribute to a legendary guitarist and one of his cherished instruments. It features a one-piece mahogany neck with an Indian laurel fretboard and a comfortable Rounded C profile, Gibson BurstBucker 2 and 3 pickups wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, A Switchcraft pickup selector toggle switch and output jack, and a Maestro Vibrola. A custom hardshell case with Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa graphics and a certificate of authenticity are also included.

-Body Shape: ES-335
-Material: 5-Ply Layered Maple
-Top: 5-Ply Layered Maple
-Weight Relief: NA
-Binding: Single Ply Cream; Top, Back and Fingerboard
-Neck: One Piece Mahogany
-Profile: Rounded C
-Nut Width: 1.69:/43MM
-Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
-Scale Length: 24.75"/628.65mm
-Number of Frets: 22
-Nut: Graph Tech
-Inlay: Small Block
-Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
-Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
-Tuners: Epiphone Deluxe with Double Ring Buttons
-Plating: Nickel
-Neck Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 2
-Bridge Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 3
-Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Mallory Capacitors
-Case: Custom Hardshell Case Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
60s Cherry
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGJBES335ASCNH3

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted January 10, 2023 by Denny W in Ramona, CA

"BluesRock Machine!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This ES-335 may seem a little on the pricey side, but I'm here to say it's absolutely worth it. The craftsmanship is excellent, as well as the attention to detail. I've heard a few hardcore collectors nitpicking about a few of the tiny details on this guitar's build, but they are comparing it to $4000 Gibsons. If you must own that type of "perfect" manufacturing, then go buy that guitar, otherwise I tip my hat to Epiphone (& Bonamassa), for bringing the quality at an affordable price point!!The Burstbuckers (2 & 3) pair amazing well with the ES335's semi-hollow body construction to generate big crunchy blues and fat juicy rock tones you can taste!Playability is spot on as well. Mine arrived with perfect action, not too high, and not too low. The maestro vibrato is just right for fluid expressiveness.Great great instrument, designed with forethought, and built with care. Truly!!

Musical Background:

Love to rock

Musical Style:

Whatever the day brings
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