If you want an Epiphone ES335 PRO, brand new and CHEAP, here they are...

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  1. Pop1655

    Pop1655 Premium Member

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    You need to take that pickguard off and see what you think.
    At least for a photo shoot with her big sis.
     
  2. Dilver

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    If they can blow out a guitar at $329.99, what does it cost them to make that guitar? I gotta think that the hardware and electronics are seriously lacking. Maybe a good modding platform?
     
  3. elephantrider

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    mark, i will for sure get the pg off. been so busy with the new gig and spring
    little league has started. i'm an anti-pg-ite all the way, so it will be off in due
    time ;)

    dilver - not sure what the build cost is, but i can tell you that the guitar sounds
    really good. the pots are very nice and tweak-able. i personally love it.
     
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  4. Victek

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    I bought an Epi Dot and an ES335 Pro a few years ago and paid in the mid $300's for them. They were both flawless; nice finishes, straight necks and good sounding pickups. I don't gig and didn't keep them long so don't know how well they stand up over time. Check one out at a local store if you can and see what you think.
     
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    I have a natural with P90’s. I like it very much.
     
  6. omm

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    Buzzing seems to be getting worse.
    This poses a problem, as I don't know whether it's cost effective to invest in a case and repair if the guitar needs work.
    Checked relief and it seems to be OK, though no one can make up their minds about which fret to use when doing so.
    (Good thing is you have 45 days with GC.)
     
  7. Victek

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    One easy check is to hold down a string at both the 1st fret and 22nd fret, and see if there's a small air gape along the length of the string or if it's touching somewhere.
     
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  8. omm

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    Not touching.
     
  9. Victek

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    Bummer. Do you have a local guitar tech who could try to identify the problem?
     
  10. omm

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    Will try to get in touch with one, but don't want to spend too much $ on a new guitar.
     
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    I’m in no way implying I’m right and you’re wrong, quite the opposite actually. Silly me, after making sure the neck wasn’t “too straight”, I’d just raise the action till it went away and never give it another thought.
     
  12. omm

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    Tech checked the guitar yesterday.
    Said the neck is curved towards the first few frets, causing the buzz.
    Did some adjusting and said to see how it is in a week.
    If it doesn't improve, it will need neck work.
    If this is the case, I will return it to GC.
     
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  13. omm

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    Returned to GC today:

    335 pro.jpg

    Shame - nice guitar, but I couldn't put up with all the buzzing.
    (Rep tried to interest me in another at the store, but I thought better of it.)
     
  14. Victek

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    Sorry it didn't work out - just bad luck. I understand why you would want to move on.
     
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    A question to all owners. I played one when they came out and the neck was too thick for me. Is that the case for all of them, or do some come with thinner necks?

    My Casino, Sorrento, Riviera, Sharaton and Dot all have thinner necks.
     
  16. Victek

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    I had a recent Dot, ES335 Pro and Casino Coupe (all newer than 2014 I think), and the necks were all pretty much the same. They didn't feel chunky to me, but it's subjective. My favorite neck profile is the PRS Wide/Thin on their SE Custom 24, and it's definitely thinner than the Epiphones I had.
     

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