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Epiphone 335 Pro Or 339 Pro

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by drob, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. drob

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    I had a Dot that I regrettably sold to buy another guitar that I never bonded with and sold. I'm looking to get another and figured I'd take the Pro so I wouldn't feel the need to exchange the pick ups immediately. Then I got thinking of the 339 Pro with the same pick ups. For those that have been through the same decision, where did you land and why? Also, my Dot had a bit of neck dive, would it be worse on the 339?
     
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    In my case I don't have the best back, so I'd get the lighter guitar, which would probably be the 339.
     
  3. Obsessed

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    The 339 to me is in between the 335 and an LP in tones, so it depends on what sounds you are after. If you can't have a 335 and an LP and want both, then the 339 might be wise choice that kinda compromises on both. I love the tones from a 335 and my Sheraton is my goto guitar, but I also have a solid body mahogany/duel bucker guitar for that LP sound.
     
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    Either one is probably a great choice, but I am personally not a fan of semi-hollows. I would go either Casino or Casino Coupe and take advantage of an actual full hollow. Mod them if you want to get the "Pro" spec.
     
  5. drob

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    That's good advice !
     
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    You are right in lamenting the passing your Dot. Don't expect either of the Pro choices to fill that void as they are quite a bit removed from what you had. lammie gives good advise here and I'd go with either of these before choosing either of what you ask about...
     
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    How is the Epiphone 335 Pro different form the less expensive Epiphone Dot? I thought it was similar except for the block markers, pick ups and binding?
     
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    The 335 Pro comes with coil tapping buckers. Since you "regretted" selling your Dot. It might be worth the test drive of a Sheraton II. The neck is a huge leap IMO and now there are two models (standard and Pro) to choose from.

    What kind of music do you play?
     
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    I played an Epi Dot extensively while working on it and I own an Epi 339 Pro. I prefer the latter. The Dot sounded deader to me somehow - YMMV - and I love the coil split feature. A lot of guitar for the money. If you want a bigger guitar and a slightly fuller sound, go with the Sheridan. They are too big for me but I like their sound.
     
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    I've got an Epi 339, have had a sheraton in the past. Prefer the 339, based on the size mostly.
     
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    My son had the Epiphone Custom Shop ES339 in Pelham Blue with Probuckers push / pull and it was awesome. He regrets selling it but he bought a Gibson 1963 ES 125T with some of that money.

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    My experience is the same, but with a Dot instead of a Sheraton. I have not noticed any neck dive on the 339, but it is lighter than my Dot was. I tent to prefer lighter guitars.
     
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    I'm with obsessed, I'd suggest trying a Sheraton II before settling for one of the choices in the OP.
     
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    I absolutely love my 339! I always wanted a 355 Lucille (which I have now too!) But it is just too big for me to play comfortably for any period of time. The 339 fits swimmingly. Additionally I love the sound and the push pull feature is sweet!

    Just my .02!
     
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    I have the 339 Pro as well. Very nice guitar. At first I didn't think I would use the coil split feature, but I really like the pickups in single coil mode as well as humbucker mode. The size is just right for me.
     
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    I had the 335 Pro, prefer it over the Sheraton. Really nice guitar, especially for the money. The pickups are good and i never felt the need to swap them out. The coil tap opens up some different tones but i didn't use it, i like the full bucker sounds. For a 335 on a budget it's hard to beat.
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    Yeah, I use the split coil too. I have raised up the neck pup and usually keep it in single coil mode.
     
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    Im gasing for an epip 339 pro
     
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