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Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar - Cherry - $329.99

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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 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
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper D
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Small block
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Alnico Classic Pro
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Alnico Classic Pro
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push/pull volume controls
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Wilkinson
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish, Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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Unlike Gibson's Epiphones have consistent quality control. I'm tempted
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I'm have the 339 Pro P90 and it is a solid guitar for the money. I expect this to be the same. The only issue is they coat the hell out of the neck so it doesn't play smoothly if you prefer satin. You have to sand/steel wool it gently to smooth it out.
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I'm have the 339 Pro P90 and it is a solid guitar for the money. I expect this to be the same. The only issue is they coat the hell out of the neck so it doesn't play smoothly if you prefer satin. You have to sand/steel wool it gently to smooth it out.
seem like an easy enough fix. 0000 steel wool? I use that on my rosewood fretboads.
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Yes it's a simple fix. If you don't have a Guitar Center near you, or if you are forced to ship it you might want to consider price matching through musicians friend to get their 8% credit. Some might avoid tax too. It's probably worth it to buy locally so you can put your hands on the one you would be buying, but MF is the bargain if buying sight unseen.
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BTW, green scotch brite, copper wool, or 3m synthetic steel wool are better choices. If the steel wool finds its way to your pickups you'll never get it off. You can wrap it in a garbage bag and tape it off, but why run even that risk.
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Wow, solid deal. I used to have this exact guitar in black. I did have to take it to a luthier to level the frets, but once that was done it was an excellent guitar. Had to sell it to cover vet bills :-(

Looks like the sunburst is also available at this price.
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Oh this is soooo tempting.

Last year I told myself if these ever go back down to $300-ish I'd jump on it. And then I found the Ibanez AG75 guitars and had planned on buying one this weekend.

Now I don't know what to do . . . shake head
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Oh this is soooo tempting.

Last year I told myself if these ever go back down to $300-ish I'd jump on it. And then I found the Ibanez AG75 guitars and had planned on buying one this weekend.

Now I don't know what to do . . . https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...-shakehead.gif
Might just be me, but I'm not a fan of the lower end Ibanez's. I would be more tempted to buy the Epi. What about a case though?
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Oh this is soooo tempting.

Last year I told myself if these ever go back down to $300-ish I'd jump on it. And then I found the Ibanez AG75 guitars and had planned on buying one this weekend.

Now I don't know what to do . . . shake head
The Ibanez is outstanding guitar - I had an Epiphone 335 and the Ibanez was a WAY better guitar, not even close.

I have a peerless made Epiphone ES-295 Scotty Moore model that is outstanding so I am not against epiphones


Loved that Ibanez well made guitars, I highly recommend it, read the reviews & go play one. I have not played a 339 but if AG75 is on your list you should try one before you decided. I was blown away by the quality on the AG75. It was not my style of guitar and that's the only reason I sold it plus I have about 15 other guitars - too many
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You know . . . every single one of my Epi les pauls have been uninspiring and returned. The hundred dollar Epi acoustic I bought was awesome, though, and I wish I still owned it.

I guess I'll try them both out again (as well as the Gretsch 2420).

What I really want is a swingster [guitarcenter.com]. The ones I've played at stores have been great.

RE: a case . . . good point. Frankly all beloved guitars should own a case but especially hollow bodies.
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RE: a case . . . good point. Frankly all beloved guitars should own a case but especially hollow bodies.
I use cases for acoustic/hollow but prefer gig bags for solid bodies - lot easier loading in when you can throw a bag on your shoulder & have two free hands - I also got a soft case for acoustic with strap makes it easier. The guitars I play often are always out on stands. never store them in cases except the vintage ones.
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I have had one of these for a couple years. The hype was strong at the time, and I fell into it. It needed a setup badly, construction seems okay, the neck feels a bit slim and d shaped. The big problem I have with it, the neck is unstable in that when playing it flexes so badly that you have to consiously be aware of it or risk fretting out. Makes it very unenjoyable to play at times. Also, while installing new pickups, was put off by the very sloppy neck joint and cavities...
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