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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson ES-335 Figured Top - Blueberry Burst

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Inspired by Gibson ES-335 Figured Top -  Blueberry Burst
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The Epiphone "Inspired by Gibson" ES-335 Figured honours the immortal ES-335, the thin semi-hollow archtop that brought archtop class to the rock era. Featuring a solid maple center block for added sustain and feedback resistance, Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, and a maple veneer top and back in stunning Blueberry Burst and Raspberry Tea Burst gloss finishes that are sure to turn heads.

Details
• Finishes Available: Blueberry Burst, Raspberry Tea Burst
• Body: Layered Maple, AAA Flame Veneer top and back, Layered Maple rims
• Binding: Single ply cream - top, back and fretboard
• Neck: Mahogany
• 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: Small Block
• Bridge: Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™
• Tailpiece: Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
• Knobs: Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts
• Tuners: Epiphone Deluxe
• Plating: Nickel
• Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™ Neck
• Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™ Bridge
• Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® potentiometers

Q & A


Question: Does this guitar come with a gig bag or case
- asked on May 6, 2024
Answer: This model does not come with a case or gig bag.
- answered by roy shermack, Cambridge, Ontario
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Couldn’t put it down so I took it home 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
Bought this during Gibson month on sale. It’s worth twice the price. The finish is beautiful and the feel and workmanship are comparable to a USA guitar. The tones are versatile and traditional. It’s everything you’d want in a 335 and more. I’ve been playing over 30 years and I’m a Fender player usually but this 335 is amazing. Play this and a $4000 Gibson and it’ll be hard to justify the extra $3K. Gibson should be worried be Epiphones game is too notch.
Posted by Dan on Nov 1, 2023
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Cool but disappointing 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Lethbridge, Alberta
Had my eye on this guitar for a while and got to play one in store. I’m assuming it varies but the finish was more green then like the stock photos, sounded very flat and fretwork could be better. I would assume with a setup and maybe some better pickups it would rip, but as is it’s an OKAY guitar
Posted by Kayden on Oct 5, 2023
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A Great Value 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Stratford, Ontario
This is a beautiful looking and sounding guitar. I’ve always been a Gibson fan, owning 2 Custom shop Les Paul’s and a 1977 L6S. I’ve long considered an ES model but never considered an Epiphone. I tried the Blueberry Burst in Stratford and took it home. The sound is impressive and the playability is great. I like the feel of the neck and the frets are smooth. I find the Indian Laurel fretboard a little grabby at times but I chalk it up to the character of the guitar so I’m fine with it. It is a nice compliment to my other guitars and I’m glad I bought it.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2023
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My Best Guitar Ever 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Montréal, Quebec
Excellent quality for the price that it's offered at. I love the sound of the Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers that it comes with and the feel of the neck. I recommend it to anyone who like to have an affordable ES335.
Posted by Luigino Guerrera on Apr 7, 2022
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Epi 335 inspired by gibson 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Good overall guitar, needed setup (neck relief, intonation, lowered action, some frets needed to be filed down, complete fret polishing)… and obviously new strings. Mine is about 8.3lbs. Pups fully fonctionnal and warm (when used in right context) A reliable compromise for the overly expensive gibson real mccoy
Posted by Patrice Trahan on Oct 29, 2021
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Pleasantly Surprised! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to guitars and I’d normally walk right past an Epi without a second thought. A buddy of mine has been raving about this new 335 so I picked one off the rack and plugged it in. I honestly can’t believe how good this guitar is for the price. It’s fit and finish is almost flawless and more importantly it sounds SO good. Very articulate pickups that have good bite and respond beautifully to how hard or soft your pick attack is. Epiphone didn’t skimp on the electronics for once and it really shows when you play it. Full sized CTS pots and the new Alnico PRO pickups are a perfect match for this guitar. Very impressed. I’m super happy with this one and it easily hangs with guitars on my wall that cost 8X what this one does. Epi has really upped their game with the inspired by line and it has changed my perspective on the brand in general. Well done Epiphone. Well done.
Posted by Matt on Oct 11, 2021
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Falls just short of awesome 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
As soon as this ES-335 was available I ordered one. It reminded me so much of a Gibson 335 that I regretfully sold and can no longer afford to replace. The guitar finish is fantastic. Flame maple is bookmatched on both front and back on mine. The binding is excellent. It stays in tune. Where it falls down is that it had fret buzz soon after purchase and I just couldn’t get it right. I took it to the Twelfth Fret which is my go to shop for all repairs and set-ups. It required a fret dressing as some of the frets were lifting out of the fretboard. I also had work done on the nut but I have that done on all of my guitars. Now it plays beautifully. I recommend this guitar but it may take some tweaking to get it just right. Lately the three way switch has been a problem when switching to the treble p/u and I’ve had to use contact cleaner a couple of times. The guitar stays on the case when I’m not using it so I believe I have a faulty three way switch. Still, for the price it’s an excellent alternative to the real deal Gibson.
Posted by Tony on Jul 4, 2021
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WOW 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Fredericton, New Brunswick
I’ve been playing guitar for 22 years, and have been through a lot of different instruments. This is the first Epiphone I’ve bought since my Les Paul that would have been built in the 90’s (sold it years ago to the same person I bought it from). Here’s the real deal: I’m positively blown away by the fit and finish of this guitar. I did need to do some setup when I got it home. I pulled the factory strings off and set the intonation, the neck relief and the bridge height/action. With these minor changes that you could do yourself with basic tools and a Youtube instructional video, the guitar plays as well as any Gibson I’ve laid hands on.
Posted by Tim on Jun 17, 2021
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Amazing 335 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saint John, New Brunswick
Picked up this beauty and it certainly does not disappoint. The finish is something to be marvelled. The feel is incredible. Epiphones has really nailed the Inspired by Gibson series with this ES-335. Right out of the box the setup was great considering it came straight from overseas. I was expecting some adjustments to be made but none were needed except needing to be tuned up and right away it felt and sounded amazing. The medium jumbo frets are smooth and well polished and they don't make a scratching sound when bending your strings. The c-shaped neck fits mine and probably most people's hands perfectl. The nut was perfectly cut to enhance tonality and keeping the instrument in tune considering it's a three aside traditional headstock. The aesthetics on this machine are amazing. I carefully examined The binding expecting to be some flaws considering the guitars price point. None whatsoever. It is as if the wood in the plastic on the binding are all one piece. The pickups have a great output. They're not too hot so it doesn't distort easy but when you want to get some dirt they sound amazing without the guitar giving feedback considering it is a semi hollow. The CTS pots roll on and roll off with great articulation, they go from 0 to 10 extremely smooth without that issue where you don't have signal until you're around four or five on the pot like some other guitars. The selector switch is high quality and isn't loose. The electronics respond like you would expect him to respond from its big brother on the Gibson model. Incredible clean and saucy dirt from this classic. If you're a fan of classic looking guitars as I am go try one of these out for yourself you probably won't be disappointed.
Posted by Tim S on May 23, 2021
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Amazing Guitar 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Mississauga, Ontario
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I could not go into the store due to the pandemic so I purchased it based on the reviews that I found online. The fit and finish on this guitar are Incredible and surpassed my expectations...the picture on this site does not do it any justice. It is an amazing guitar and a great value. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Dennis on Jan 22, 2021
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Very impressed! 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), Ontario
I just got this beauty from L&M, and I am completely blown away with the quality of this guitar. I've owned a lot of Epiphone guitars over the years (including 'Dot' and 'Sheraton' models). This new Inspired by Gibson line is in a whole different league, and Epiphone has knocked it out of the park! For me, the other Epiphone 335 models were always leaving something to be desired when compared to their Gibson siblings, but this new Epi really hits the sweet spot, and costs around $4,000 less! IMHO, this is a must have in the collection.
Posted by Jeff on Dec 16, 2020
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