What years was the Epi ES-335 Pro Made?

Glynn

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Thinking of buying one of these, was curious to know more about them. Did they ever change specs etc. in the years they were made?
 

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I bought one in May, mine is terrible.
Horrible frets, the electronics are bad and it feels bad. The sound is dead, the sustain is bad.
I did some fretwork and adjusting on it, and it's still "just about playable".

*Might just be my luck with it and others may be great. This one is useless. I will get it fixed up soon, right now even looking at it disgusts me, Please consider that I might've just gotten the one bad one out of a series of excellent guitars*

There are a few other people here who are satisfied with theirs.

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I put a call into Epiphone to get this information, doesn't seem anyone really knows, so going to the source. :)
 

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Thanks Very much!! I shall bookmark that website. Hard to believe Guitar Center still has these new in the box, but I have asked them and they have about 20 left in their warehouse new.
 

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I got an email back from someone at Epiphone and they said they built these in 2018 and 2019 as well. He never mentioned anything older, but we all know they were built starting in 2012. It is a Dealer Exclusive model from what they said. Here are the specs given to me in the email.

SPECIFICATIONS

Top and Back

5-ply laminated maple/birch

Side

3-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: small block inlays

Neck pickup

Epiphone Alnico Classic™ PRO 4-wire

Bridge pickup

Epiphone Alnico Classic™ PRO 4-wire

Controls

-Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector

-Neck pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting

-Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting

-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™ Tune-o-matic

Tailpiece

StopBar

Nut

1.68"

Hardware

nickel

Machine Heads

Wilkinson™ Vintage classics, 14:1, green 'tulip' style

Colors

Cherry (CH), Ebony (EB), Iced Tea (IT), Natural, and Vintage Sunburst (VS).

Strings

D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
 


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