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Item Reviews for: Epiphone ES-335 Pro Electric Guitar  -  EPI ET3P EBNH3 LIST

Needed a set up
By: jthiggs from HB CA USA      Submitted: 2/21/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Overall this is a great buy for the money! As usual, the guitar came with strings that had to be replaced immediately. They were already showing signs of wear out of the box. I couldn't get it tuned up so I played it for a month or two and had a professional set up done. Now it's awesome! Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Quality is good, finish is excellent. Set up was lousy out of the box. As I figured it would be. Plays great for Rock, Blues, and Jazz. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Neck is great. I'm not a shredder so it works perfectly for me. Split coils are a nice feature. Controls are a little weird in that even with the 3 way toggle set on either the bridge or neck pick up, you have to have the volume on both turned up. They can't be on zero, but just a tweak gets it fired up. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Overall tone is warm. Pick ups are fair, tone controls aren't very extreme between zero and ten. I would have thought there would have been a greater distinction. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish looks good. No drips or missed areas. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Yes I got what I expected, and maybe even a bit more than expected. Playability How was the action out of the box? Not good, needed a set up. It would not tune up correctly even with my strobe tuner. After I tuned it up, first position D chord sounded way out of whack. Sounds great now after having it professionally set up.
Nice 335!
By: Johnny from Ashtabula, OH USA      Submitted: 1/24/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Made in China, perfect build. No flaws that I could detect. General Your general opinion of this product. Overall, great guitar for the money. Intonation was dead on. I set the action to my liking, now it plays great. The pickups are not bad, really, the neck PU has a nice warm and clear sound, but I will replace them, because I am spoiled by the DiMarzios in my other guitars. The tuners work fine. The coil-splitting feature is actually usable, and makes the guitar more versatile. I'm sure the difference between single and double will be even more pronounced when I replace the pickups. I mean, it's never going to sound exactly like a Strat or Tele, but single coil will get you close enough. I plan to spend another $200 or so to beef this 335 up. Once I do, I bet it won't sound much, if any, different than its $2k-$3k Gibson cousin.
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