Epiphone '59 ES-335 Dot

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The Epiphone ’59 ES-335 Dot was a limited run of Epiphone guitars based on the classic 1959 Gibson ES-335. It is only available through AIMM (Alliance of Independant Music Merchants) dealers and is officially known as “Ltd Ed ’1959 ES-335 DOT”. It features a laminited maple body with a rounded,‘50s profile mahogony glued in, set neck. The scale length is 24.75" with a nicely bound, 14" radius, rosewood fingerboard. Nut width is 1-11/16th". Both the “LockTone” tune-o-matic bridge and the “LockTone” stopbar are NICKEL plated…NOT chrome, as a nod to its heritage. An Epiphone all metal 3-way toggle switch with “aged” cap, vintage tulip tuners, “Limited Edition” logo on the headstock, a period correct label visible through the “F” hole and a "’59 ES-335 DOT" truss rod cover contribute to the unique look of this sweet playing beauty. Epiphone’s much improved, double wax potted “Alnico Classic” pickups in both the neck and bridge position will leave you wondering if your eyes deceive you or maybe a Gibson Dot 335 slipped through with the Epi logo on the headstock. Available in Black and Vintage Sunburst.

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  • Love my new limited edition Epiphone '59 ES-335 Dot

  • By Briguy, Traverse City, Mich on Jan 18, 2010 | 11 out of 11 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Beautiful vintage sunburst maple body, great feeling mahogony set neck, sweet pickups, nicely bound neck and nickel hardware.
  • Cons: The "aged" Kluson-like tulip tuners were a bit too green for me but seemed to work well. I swapped them out for a set of Tonepros/Klusons and now the look is complete, they work smooth and hold tune just fine
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  • I think this is the best deal going if you are looking for an ES-335 DOT at a fraction of the cos...

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  • A Great Find!

  • By Les Ismour on Oct 19, 2010 | 7 out of 8 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Professional quality, playability and tone at a sane price. I agree with all the pros in the 4 reviews ahead of mine. The Gibson shaped pickguard is a nice touch too. Thrilled by the feel, sustain and rich sound of this instrument.
  • Cons: funky sunburst on the sides of the body (black to light yellow) instead of the all dark brown of the original Gibsons. Not an important point to me. The top and back are beautiful though. Poorly cut plastic nut.
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  • I've been playing over 40 years, most of them professionally. I have a nice old Gibson Les Pa...

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  • I LOVE IT!

  • By Pat in Florida on Apr 1, 2010 | 7 out of 8 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Very playable with a solid feeling neck. Nice tone
  • Cons: HATE the stupid little applique' E on the pick guard. It was peeling at the corners so I removed it with little problem
  • Experience: I own it
  • The store that I purchased this from had a real Gibson 335. The feel was exactly the same. Not su...

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Specifications: Epiphone '59 ES-335 DotEDIT

Other: "limited edition" logo on back of headstock, "'59 ES-335 Dot" on truss rod cover
Tailpiece: LockTone stopbar
Fingerboard radius: 14"
Fingerboard material: Rosewood
Bridge: LockTone "tune-o-matic"
Pickup selector: 3-way toggle switch
Controls: 1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1-bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic
Neck pickup: Alnico Classic
Machine heads: Vintage Tulip tuners
Hardware: Nickel
Nut width: 1-11/16"
Scale length: 24.75"
Neck joint: glued-in, set neck
Neck shape: rounded, 1950's profile
Neck material: Mahogony
Top material: Laminated Plain Maple
Body material: Laminated Plain Maple
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