Epiphone Exclusive Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar

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Get the iconic look of a 1958-era 335 and the modern sound of Epiphone's Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with coil-tapping. This semi-hollowbody delivers both.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Laminated maple/birch top/back/sides Even tone with good sustain
1960s SlimTaper D neck profile Recreates iconic '60s neck profiles for great feel
Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids
Coil-tapping push-pull pot Splits humbucking pickups into single-coils
The Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO brings a vintage workhorse into the future with Epiphone's Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers and coil-tapping. The original ES-335 was a breakthrough guitar design when it was introduced in 1958. In many ways, the "335" was every bit as revolutionary as the solid-body Les Paul. The ES-335 put classic guitar styling - like the iconic archtop profile and violin inspired f-holes - into the hands of kids who were hungry to play rock and roll and look cool. The ES-335 was light. It was loud. And it definitely wasn't a traditional jazz guitar. Best of all, it was a new sound.

Now, Epiphone introduces the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO, a new take on the legendary semi-hollowbody archtop with all the classic ES-335 features, but now with Epiphone's Alnico Classic PRO(TM) pickups with coil-tapping along with the superb build quality and great sound that you've come to expect from Epiphone. Finicky vintage models (with vintage problems) can't compete with the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO, which is simply one of the best deals going today for guitar players who want the classic sound of an ES-335 at an affordable price.

The Birth of a Rock and Roll Legend

The original ES-335 launched in 1958 and kicked off an incredible era for the legendary Gibson/Epiphone factory located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Along with now-classic Epiphone semi-hollowbody designs like the Epiphone Riviera and the Epiphone Sheraton, the ES-335 quickly gained a following among guitar players read more of all ages. Though perhaps the original designers of the ES-335 imagined it might be preferred most by jazz players, the ES-335 was quickly embraced by rock, country, and rhythm and blues guitarists in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The original ES-335 has the distinction of inspiring not only artists from the early rock and roll era but the '60s blues revival, new wave, Britpop and Americana as well. The few vintage models that have survived are high-price tag collectibles that rarely get out of a glass case. Now, the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO goes one better than vintage by adding modern features along with Epiphone's superb build quality to go with that classic ES-335 sound.

The Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO is protected by Epiphone's famous Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service which guarantees the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO from defects in materials or workmanship. Every guitar player needs an ES-335 and now is your chance to get what might be the best one yet.

Classic Look with a Futuristic Sound

The top and back of the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO are constructed of five-ply laminated maple/birch and the side is made from three-ply laminated maple/birch with a mahogany center block. There is single-ply cream binding on the top and back of the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO as well as on the fingerboard. The multi layer black pickguard features a classic silver Epiphone "E." The glued-in, 24.75" scale mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaper(TM) "D" profile, perfect for lead, rhythm and chord styles. The smooth pau ferro fingerboard has a 12" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, a 1.68" nut and pearloid small block inlays beginning at the 3rd fret. The Sloped Dovewing Epiphone headstock has '60s-era "Epiphone" script with a "pineapple" logo and a black Kalamazoo-era styled truss rod cover with "ES-335 PRO" in white. Tuning is a breeze with Wilkinson(TM) Vintage Classic "tulip" style green machine heads with a 14:1 ratio.

Alnico Classic Pro Power

Epiphone always finds a way to make improvements on classic designs and the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO is no exception. Now featuring Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO four-wire humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO offers a tonal palette that far exceeds any other guitar of its kind or of its era. The Alnico Classic PROs feature Alnico V magnets for terrific humbucker sustain with a huge dynamic range that can go from clean to crunch at a touch. And now, for the first time, the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO features coil-tapping on both pickups via a push/pull control on the pickups' volume controls.

Hardware Built to Last

Like all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. ES-335 PRO features quality electronics including full-size 1" 500K Ohm potentiometers, black TopHat controls for volume and tone for both the neck and bridge pickup, Epiphone's all-metal pickup selector switch with a classic aged yellow top and a heavy-duty output jack.

And no Epiphone would be complete without Epi's solid nickel hardware, like the time-tested LockTone(TM) bridge and StopBar tailpiece, which yields incredible sustain.
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- Top and Back: five-ply laminated maple/birch
- Side: three-ply laminated maple/birch
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck shape: 1960s SlimTaper "D" profile
- Neck joint: glued in
- Truss rod: adjustable
- Truss rod cover: black Kalamazoo- era bell shape with "ES-335 PRO" in white and white trim on the edges of the truss rod cover
- Scale length: 24.75
- Headstock: Sloped Dovewing with "pineapple" logo and 60s era "Epiphone" script Fingerboard material: Pau ferro with small block inlays
- Neck pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic(TM) PRO 4-wire
- Bridge pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic(TM) PRO 4-wire
- Controls: -Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector
- -Neck pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping
- -Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping
- -Neck pickup tone -Bridge pickup tone
- Binding: body top, 1-ply (cream), body back, 1-ply (cream), fingerboard, 1-ply (cream) Fingerboard radius: 12"
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: StopBar
- Nut: 1.68"
- Hardware: nickel
- Machine Heads: Wilkinson(TM) Vintage classics, 14:1, green 'tulip' style
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(55 ratings)
Submitted March 26, 2015 by Harold Lynch in Ft. Loudon, PA
"This guitar has the WOW factor built into it!"
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I've owned several Gibson Les Pauls, Fender Strats, and a Gretch guitar over the years I played in bands. I was a bit hesitant in purchasing this guitar. I expected it to come needing some adjustments, and maybe pickups, etc. I was pleasantly surprised however. The intonation was spot on, action was set low with NO string buzz...just needed tuned up and it plays like butter! The only thing I'll change is the plastic nut to a bone nut. You can use this guitar to play nearly any style of music, and the Ice Tea color is a beauty. Hats off to Epiphone for a classy guitar!
Musical Background:
Been playing guitar for 35+ years in several road bands. Currently playing gospel music.
Musical Style:
Christian, southern rock, country.
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