Epiphone Inspired by Gibson ES-335 - Cherry

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Inspired by Gibson ES-335 - Cherry
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The ES-335 is Epiphone's version of the historic ES-335 that has been wowing guitar players all over the world for over six decades. From its inaugural appearance in 1958, the Gibson™ ES-335 set an unmatched standard. This Epiphone ES-335 is no exception. It is simply one of the best deals today for guitar players who want the classic sound of an ES-335 at an accessible price. The ES-335 is crafted with a layered maple top, back, and sides coupled with a solid maple tone block to create the amazing sustain, warmth, and resonant tone that players crave in a semi-hollow instrument. Epiphone's Alnico Classic PRO™ Humbuckers deliver a wide range of vintage sounds while the rounded C neck profile is extremely comfortable and easy to play, and the headstock features the 60s style Kalamazoo shape.

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• Body: Layered Maple Back & Sides, Layered Maple Top
• Binding: Single ply cream - top, back and fretboard
• Neck: Mahogany
• Neck Profile: Rounded C
• Nut width: 1.693" / 43mm
• Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
• Scale length: 24.724" / 628mm
• Number of frets: 22
• Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone®
• Inlay: Dot
• Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™
• Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stop Bar
• Knobs: Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts
• Tuners: Epiphone Deluxe
• Plating: Nickel
• Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™
• Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™
• Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® potentiometers

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Question: Does this come with a case?
- asked on Mar 10, 2024
Answer: Case is not included
- answered by roy shermack, Cambridge, Ontario
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Question: What is the best gig bag for this guitar ?
- asked on Mar 28, 2024
Answer: Hi, I don't recommend a gig bag for any semi-hollow guitar, maybe you should consider this hard case; Yorkville Sound

Hardshell ES-335 Style Guitar Case. https://www.long-mcquade.com/12021/Guitars/Cases---Gig-Bags/Yorkville-Sound/Hardshell--ES-335-Style-Guitar-Case.htm

- answered by Robert Lalonde, Oshawa, Ontario
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Super Fly! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Summerside, Prince Edward Island
I had an Epiphone ES335 years ago, and sold it in a rush decision trade for a JCM 900 head that I had always wanted. It was an instant regret that I held for many years. Fast forward to last year, a used Inspired By Gibson Epiphone ES335 came into my local Summerside L&M shop that was only about 6 months old and had had Seth Lover Seymour Duncan pickups professionally installed when the guitar was bought new. It came with the original pickups as well when I bought it for a great price. It plays and sounds so good. Best quality guitar for the money. All the Inspired by Gibson guitars are top shelf.
Posted by Chris on Jun 13, 2024
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Absolutely fantastic 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
I'm a chronic affordable guitar flipper and this has become my favourite electric I've owned. I keep seeing deals, but I just can't bear to part with this one. Tom did some fretwork and setup magic on it and it plays so well, better than others I've played in-store since! I've since oiled the fretboard again, raised the action a touch and lowered the pickups a bit and it's so good! I also added pointer plates and Gold top hat knobs for that 60s ES-335 vibe.
Posted by Calen Henry on Jun 11, 2024
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Own this guitar 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Red Deer, Alberta
Bought this 335. Had one ten years ago but went to strictly acoustic so sold it, regrettably. Out of the box, the new guitar had a dry fretboard so frets felt very sharp. Needed a set up and took it back to L&M and had John do the set up. Joe did the fretwork, set intonation, adjusted neck, and tightened everything on this guitar. Picked it up today and have to say it’s MAGIC!!! Plays so well that I can’t put it down. I’ve been a musician for over 50 years and this still holds so much pleasure in playing a new instrument. Thanks to John for his technical expertise and Ryley for his outstanding customer service!!!
Posted by George Keetch on Jun 10, 2024
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Inspired By Gibson ES-335 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Fredericton, New Brunswick
What an absolute great and comfortable guitar to play. Setup out of box was great. Some fret polishing with new strings=amazing, get one you won’t regret it.Staff is always helpful and lots of knowledge. Thanks Jesse!
Posted by Dave on Mar 16, 2024
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As cool as one can get 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
It's solid, it's gorgeous, it sounds so good. I was going to get a casino but they didn't feel too great. Lots of semi-hollows that sound great, this I found at a great deal though and couldn't say no. Everything I've ever wanted in a guitar!
Posted by Tyler on Feb 20, 2024
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EPIPHONE ES-335 ICED TEA LIMITED EDITION 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Québec, Quebec
A great guitar, had to adjust it to my taste but it's Ok, not a problem anyway. I love the sustain and the sound. Was thinking about upgrading the pickups but it sound good as it is. Just adjust the height of the pickups and enjoy it
Posted by Roger Gingras on Dec 7, 2023
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Epi vs Gibson? 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
I bought an Epi , inspired by Gibson ES 335, Raspberry Tea Burst and honestly, it was horrible fresh out of the box. The fretboard was dry as a popcorn fart, the frets were tarnished, there was no neck relief causing it to buzz and choke out all over and the intonation was way out in left field. I really thought I had made a big mistake but I took it to L&M for a proper set up and viola, it was a completely different story. This guitar is a joy to play and quite stunning to look at. The Alnico pro pups sound great especially when playing slightly overdriven. I also have a Gibson 335 and have to be honest, it’s far superior to the Epi but it also has a cost five times greater. Conclusion? The Epiphone ES 335 is “inspired by Gibson” as I am “inspired by Larry Carlton.” Alright but I’ll never be “Mr. 335.”
Posted by Kelly on Dec 1, 2023
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skeptical at first 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Henderson), Manitoba
After owning both Gibson & Epiphone ES335 guitars in the past & not being 100% satisfied, I had my doubts about this new inspired by Gibson model. In the store it sounded not bad thru a Fender deluxe reverb amp, but not great either. I took a chance and at home in my studio the Roland Jazz Chorus 40 worked its magic & I heard an absolutely splendid guitar in all the pickup settings. Full marks. It was not perfect right out of the box; I had to adjust the intonation, lower action & neck relief. Having done that I marvel at the tone and build quality for the price. I do not miss my Gibson & this guitar is much improved over the earlier more Epiphone styled ES335's. Highly recommended if you dig the 335 sound.
Posted by drew kingson on Aug 26, 2023
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Awesome Guitar 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Gravenhurst, Ontario
Another great guitar from Epiphone. Love the looks and feel but most of all the sound through a Fender " Hot Rod " amp is amazing.
Posted by John Rain on Apr 10, 2023
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Amazing guitar 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saint John, New Brunswick
Wow, this guitar is amazing right off the shelf. Without changing a thing I would still love it.
I've always wanted to mod a guitar so for fun I put in a burstbucker neck pickup and a p94 at the bridge and it sounds incredible. I've heard that you can't put good pickups in a bad guitar and get a good result. But when you put good pickups in a great guitar, it can bring it to the next level!
I've even had a "Gibson only" friend who usually won't touch an epiphone admit that the guitar is great and played it a bunch whenever he gets the chance.
I'm sure that a Gibson es-335 could be fantastic depending on the QC. But for 99% of guitar players, I assure you this is a good buy. It is my main guitar moving forward.
Posted by James on Feb 17, 2023
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I own it 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Langley, British Columbia
Wonderfully guitar right out of the box.
Posted by Dan on Nov 15, 2022
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Gibson Inspitred Series 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
Right out of the box it was good to go...as previously stated by another happy owner,
Excellent build quality.
Posted by Gary M.B. on Nov 6, 2022
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Nice... for a great price. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   White Rock, British Columbia
Right out of the box this instrument was very playable. Weight is nice. Have nothing bad to say, I'm very happy with my purchase.
Posted by D. M. on Oct 15, 2022
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I own a cherry 335 for over a year 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London South, Ontario
I've owned my es335 by epiphone for over a year. Very happy with it!!
I plug into a Fender Mustang 1 Amp and the tones are great. I use headphones as I live in an apt. The sustain from both hi gain and clear tones is really good. I wish I had a Sun burst but the cherry finish is top drawer. Binding was done very well. Thanks to Rick at Long and McQuade London South the set up is also top drawer. A real good feel on your left hand on the neck.
I will be a fan of Epiphone as good quality guitars for a fair price.
Posted by David Mercer on Feb 17, 2022
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Just got one and I adore it! 4 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
Recently bought a Epiphone ES335 in Cherry and I am very happy. This is not a dig at L&M but I wish Epiphone would have added Natural as a color besides the Cherry and SunBurst in the Inspired by Gibson range. That said, I wanted a 335 for awhile and I am very happy..Thank you Long & McQuade, especially Healz! anyway, buy one, you will love it!
Posted by Todd Roy on Feb 12, 2022
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My dream guitar! 13 of 13 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brantford, Ontario
After 40 years of playing I finally decided to take the plunge on my dream guitar...but the Epi version! I played the $3800 Gibson big brother side by side, and while the Gibson obviously felt a little smoother and the pickups were a little more articulate, overall the differences were negligible! I may upgrade the pickups down the road but I'm in no rush. The Epi alnico pros are a step up! i've now purchased 3 Epiphone's in the last 5 months...(the other 2 are the '59 standard and TV yellow Special) and the build quality is just stellar. Buy one...you won't regret it!
Posted by John on Mar 18, 2021
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Great Guitar at any price. 14 of 14 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Owen Sound, Ontario
I, like a lot of players, have wanted a Gibson ES 335 for a long time. I have Tele and Strats now. I tried a lot of 335s, new/used, and was never overwhelmed for a host of reasons. I think you know quickly if a guitar is going to be a good choice. Of course the price was a big factor. When I saw the news about the inspired by series I was sceptical. I had looked at the Epiphone options before. It seemed like a cosmetic change for more money. I then picked up a Cherry Red Inspired by Gibson at my local store and bought it. The overall quality is very good, it plays well and it sounds great. It’s also a great fit as I don’t have huge hands with a very comfortable neck. I gave it a five star review based on value for money and out of the box quality. I am really happy I elected to add an ES without spending the big money. The added bonus is you can beat it up and gig with it without worrying about it. I realize it is but it doesn’t feel like a compromise, it feels more like a good decision.
Posted by Tony on Mar 14, 2021
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Epiphone ES-335 IG 11 of 11 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton North, Alberta
Great guitar, sounds good, great build quality, very comfortable, looks amazing. It’s like a $2,000 guitar for only $800. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes the semi hollow line up
Posted by TF on Feb 2, 2021
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