New Epiphone ES335 Top Veneer thickness

Mr Swisher

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Badly needs a setup out of the box and the frets dressed. Even with those issues, it's still a very solid and versatile guitar.

Glad you are enjoying yours. Sadly the frets were so bad on mine it was sent back. Even the retailer then returned it to their supplier. Lifting up and down the fretboard.

The finish was fantastic though. I was gutted.
 

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Another one, you can see where it was sanded through the laminate down by the tailpiece:

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Damn shame to do that to an orange label ES-335. :mad:
 

BramptonRob1958

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Damn shame to do that to an orange label ES-335. :mad:

That's actually a Casino, I've owned 2 one was the LTD Edition Orange, the other was an Inspired by John Lennon Evolution Casino.... I regret selling the Lennon. The Ltd Orange was decent enough for the price point....

However, Casino or ES-335 you really need to buy in person. Ordering on-line is a crap shoot at best.
 

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Glad you are enjoying yours. Sadly the frets were so bad on mine it was sent back. Even the retailer then returned it to their supplier. Lifting up and down the fretboard.

The finish was fantastic though. I was gutted.

Sorry to hear. The quality control from the factory is actually decent for Epiphone these days. In fact probably better than the parent company that Inspired the New line of Epi's.

I think a lot of challenges actually happen or develop at the retailer level. I'm not excusing Epiphone, however, how does the retailer ship that guitar out to a buyer? Or worse even display it for sale?

In Canada we have a retailer Long and McQuade. They are the equivalent of Guitar Centre in US.Walk into any store and pick up a few guitars and you'll soon realize that they have never been setup after leaving the factory. They put them on the walls so they can be played, and played they are. Unless you specifically order something that they don't have in stock somewhere and it actually come from the Manufacturer's Factory, the original setup has been long played out by staff, customers and browsers.

Strings are dead, bump's and bruises, missing knobs, bent tuners just to name a few. Frets seem to sprout magically while sitting on display. Long and McQaude will do a free basic setup in the first year at no charge except for the price of strings.

It's always a tough call for me personally as I know I should have it setup before taking it home, but the excitement of delaying a NGD is tough. I also want to have some playing time in order to be able to address what I want in the way of a setup.

I can understand why you would be gutted....hopefully you can find one without the make or break challenges.

Merry Xmas
 




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