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  1. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

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    My les Paul is gone, it was a great guitar but I got a deal I couldn’t turn down. Now I have been really thinking of a 335. It doesn’t have to be a Gibson maybe a epiphone or knockoff variant. Anyone have any input on them?
     
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  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    335 turned out to be the Les Paul I always wanted, if you get my drift.

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    Take a look at the Guild Starfire. I love mine.
     
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    macoshark Senior Stratmaster

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    I had an Ibanez AS80 MIK in the 90s. That model changed around that period along with the PUs. It might have been originally manufactured in Japan before Ibanez moved to Korea.The latter model AS 80 has supposedly better PUs.
    It was a nice guitar and should be 3 to 4 bills which is a good buy for a well made instrument. I believe it was built by Samick Korea which took over manufacture from another Korean builder for Ibanez. I mention all this history because the AS 80 was a good 335 copy but it would be a latter one you would want.
     
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  5. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've been really pleased with my Epiphone 335 Pro. It was fantastic right out of the box. Just a tweak of the intonation but action was perfect for me. The only thing i did to it mod-wise was swap the Knobs for reflectors because Cherry 335s require them.

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    space Strat-O-Master

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    80s ibanez AS100
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    I went with a 336 which is LP sized and carved from 1 piece of mahogany


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    The Dot was the result of a search for an LP. The Epi ES339 signed up to be the second boat guitar when I lived aboard.
     
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    I recently bought a used Ibanez AS 73 in midnight blue. This is a 335 copy. Really like it, plays well and sounds great.
     
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  10. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster

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    I have a 339. Similar size to a LP with 57 Classics. Hard to beat. Great sound and lightweight too if that's an issue
     
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    Phat-O-Caster Senior Stratmaster

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    I picked up a Washburn HB32DM in a Rapid City pawn shop that has served me well-I’ve never seen another one around. All mahogany with a Very nice mellow/woody tone, much better player than you would expect. Not the best photo but here she is 95BA83CB-11E7-4CEA-9258-C758EC463FB1.jpeg
     
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    gibsonsmu Senior Stratmaster

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    They’re great guitars, you’ll love it. Great rock guitar great clean. Can do it all. But don’t take my word for it

     
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    Most versatile electric guitar ever made.

    The Epis are great; YMMV, play before buy.
     
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    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    You could do far worse than a Tokai ES120. Incredible guitar. I've a friend whose got one that I've played on a fair few occasions. It really is the business.

    Don't take my word for it though.. ha ha.. ask Matt Schofield. In my opinion, one of the very best guitarists on the scene. The dude can really play.. :thumb:

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  15. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Senior Stratmaster

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    I've played many 335's and owned a few. For some reason I always end up with an Epiphone. The last time I went shopping for a 335 After sending a day trying many Gibsons I came home with an Epiphone Sheraton. My current 335 is an Epiphone Dot I picked up used at a very good price. I replace all the electronics and it is now one of my better guitars. I'd put it up against any 335 for playability and tone. 335s are sort of like acoustics. They seem to have more personality than a solid body. You need to play them before buying one. Each one is different.
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Give a look at the Eastman line up of 335 style guitars. They are pretty sweet.
     
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    That size (335) never worked for me in store, or other demos. Semi-hollow? The Ibanez AM body size, or similar Epiphone ES-339 might be choices that you would enjoy. I recommend one of the Ibanez 'AM' Artcore Expressionist models with a pair of the nice, Super 58 humbucker pickups! :) The pickups follow much of the MIJ original design, and work very well for me.

    With Ibanez you're either looking at AS (larger) or AM (smaller) body styles that look the same from a distance.

    Ibanez AM body (semi-hollow) style dimensions:
    • Scale: 24.7" / 628.0mm
    • Width at Nut: 1.7" / 43.0mm
    • Width at Last Fret: 2.2" / 57.0mm
    • Thickness at 1st: 0.8" / 20.0mm
    • Thickness at 12th: 0.9" / 22.0mm
    • Radius: 12.0" / 305.0mm
    • Body Length: 17.6" / 447.5mm
    • Body Width: 14.5" / 368.3mm
    • Body - Max Depth: 2.6" / 66.7mm
     
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  18. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

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    If I had to do it over I'd get one of these - they weren't available at the time I bought my Epi-Dot Deluxe - I prefer the block inlays.
    I also really dug the coil split option on the one I tried.

    I ended up doing some cosmetic tweaks on mine (335 style pickguard and removed the gold in favor of chrome,) but still stuck with the dots...

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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nice!

    I've been looking at Pickguards. I want to get the shorter one like you have. Did you have to modify yours? not sure if the All Parts one would line up
     
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    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

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    Ordered mine from a guy on Ebay - he custom cuts pickguard specifically to fit the various Epiphone models - I provided the year and some measurements and he sent back a template for me to confirm the measurements before cutting.
     
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