NGD: Epiphone ES 335 Pro

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  1. Case24

    Case24 Senior Member

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    I bought this Epiphone ES 335 Pro in Ice Tea burst about two weeks ago. I've been looking for a semi-hollow body for a while and found this guitar at my local L&M's. I'm really impressed with the quality of the guitar. Nice neck profile. Even the pickups and controls are better than I expected for the price. I changed the long, thin Epiphone pickguard for a more correct short, fat Gibson style like they used from about 1960 onward. It goes better with the 1962 style block fret markers. I also changed the knobs to gold reflectors from the black top hats it came with in keeping with the 60's era. And lastly, today I changed out the tuners from the Wilkinson Vintage stamped steel with green keys to a NOS set of Tone Pros Kluson cast tuners I had around here for a few years but never used. I had to ream out the back of the headstock holes to 10mm to fit the Kluson's.

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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    looks great, I love that color :thumb:
     
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    Victek Senior Member

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    Yes, they are nice guitars. I have an Ebony one that I got from GC. I previously had an Epi Dot and the ES335 Pro looks and sounds better. That Ice Tea finish is my favorite too (they weren't available when I bought mine).

    HNGD! :drool:
     
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    danohat Senior Member

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    Got one in black. Great value.
     
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    Nice guitar!
     
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    Case24 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys. I was looking for one in cherry but this was the only one they had left. I actually like it better now. I have a LP Trad in Ice Tea as well. I'm really impressed with the quality of the sunburst application. Epiphone has done a great job on these guitars.
     
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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats.

    Love semis.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Happy New ES335Pro Day

    :thumb::applause::thumb:
     
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