NGD(yesterday) Es-335 pro

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  1. Aaron Robinson

    Aaron Robinson New Member

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    I traded a strat I had for a cool coil tapping machine yesterday. It feels real nice and plays like a dream. I was surprised at the quality. It feels like a higher end instrument. You'd never know it was the price it was new and made in China. Wow. The neck profile, the weight, the fret work, everything is perfect. Definitely an Epiphone fan now.

    I do have a question though. Would a pickguard from an epi dot fit this model? This one has a couple chips in it.
     

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  2. Paruwi

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    Congrats :thumb:

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    Welcome here @ €piTalk
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  3. Aaron Robinson

    Aaron Robinson New Member

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    Thanks!!
     
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    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and nice guitar
     
  5. sliberty

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    I am not too sure about the Dot pickguard fitting - seems unlikely, but you never know.

    I bought a custom pickguard for mine from a guy on eBay. I wanted one that looked more like a Gibson pickguard. In other words, I wanted one that didn't use a Les Paul style L bracket. Gibson ES-335's use a special bracket that doesn't involve a screw hole through the guard. Also, the Gibson has different "layers" of white". Anyway, the same guy also sells guards that do use the L bracket. Here is one of his ads:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-5-ply...945847?hash=item33b3448b37:g:MFsAAOxyaTxTQadQ

    if you want one like the type I bought, email him.
     
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    WELCOME and congrats!!!!
     
  7. sliberty

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    Here is what mine looks like with the custom pickguard and Gibson style bracket. Note, I also replaced the pickup ring screws with black screws. I felt that there was too much chrome there.

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  8. Aaron Robinson

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    That looks sweet! Yeah I'm definitely vibing a white guard for mine like yours. I'll probably ask that guy if he can hook me up.
     
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    Welcome!
    Congrats and Enjoy!

    Archtop GAS flames are gettin' bigger now....
     
  10. Aaron Robinson

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    Haha I highly recommend one of these! ...that is if you can find one! They're a limited model :naughty:
     
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    Paully Well-Known Member

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    Greetings and salutations, welcome to ET and HNGD.
     
  12. Doug.Jarrold

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    Congratulations Aaron on your NGD, it's so exsitting getting a new guitar isn't it :dude::applause:
     
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    Congrats!Happy NGD!Very nice!
    My new Sheraton is getting its new pups today.
     
  14. DPaulCustom

    DPaulCustom Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to EpiTalk AR, I don't know what kind of strat you traded, but it looks like you got the better end of the deal.
    Congrats on the ES!!
     
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  15. Aaron Robinson

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    It was a 2005 standard I upgraded with classic 50's pups. Couldn't really vibe with it. Really glad I traded!
     
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    old mark Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has any interest in a 335 type guitar, you would not go wrong with the Epiphone ES 335 PRO...bought mine new for Christmas...

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    I don't think you can beat these for 4 times the money, maybe not at all.
     
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