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  • Best CHEAP ES-335 copy.

    Whats the best CHEAP ES 335 copy? I posted a thread earlier asking what were the best copies not made in China (I still prefer Japan or Korea if possible) and I got a lot of posts for Tokai and Edwards but those are still in excess of a grand. I guess I assumed all copies were cheap. From what I gather the MIJ ES 335 clones are better than the Gibsons. Anyways I can't afford any of those. What are my options as a cheap-ass? I have a 20% off discount coming to me at musicians friend so I can get a brand new Epiphone Dot for $320. Should I just do that? I've read that the pickups on them suck though.

    I guess I don't even care if it looks like a 335, just so long as it sounds like one and looks really cool and 60's ish.
    Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    dont be afraid to check out a brand named "S101". I scored mine on Craigslist for $100 from a kid who was selling it to fund an Epi Dot. The only reason I went to get it was due to the price and figured I would do some custom work to it. But, it turned out to be my number one player! It blows away the Dot Studio I have and nearly plays itself!
    Just an awesome guitar. I have had the nut changed (it was cracked and chipped when i got it), adjusted the neck and had it set up. The elctronics are 100% unlike the hit and miss Dots (I resoldered all the electrics in my Dot). I believe it is a Chinese guitar but its an amazing peice for the price.

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    • #3
      get a used Epi Sheraton II. can't go wrong.



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      • #4
        I had a Epiphone ''Dot-335'' that was a tone monster, mine was made in Korea. Some cheap parts like the soft plastic nut and tuning keys must be upgrade like most users do. Nice axe for the bucks.

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        • #5
          are the pickups on the sheraton any better than on the dot?
          Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

          --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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            • #7
              are the pickups on the sheraton any better than on the dot?


              not sure. But I won't be changing the pickups on my Sheraton II as they are fine.

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              • #8
                are the pickups on the sheraton any better than on the dot?


                I've been looking into buying a sheraton too. The biggest difference between the 2 is build quality. The sheraton just feels solid in your hands (and the inlays and binding look amazing too). The neck is another huge difference. Both are wide, but the dot is much thicker and harder to access the upper frets. That might be because i have small to average size hands but yeah, the sheraton neck is a dream to play
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                • #9
                  Same pick-ups. The Peavey looks great for $299. if you like bock inlays?
                  Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

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                  • #10
                    If people are selling used Edwards for $1000.oo, they`re making a lot of money off them, I got mine used for $400.oo and sold it for $500.oo recently on line in Japan. Even taking shipping into account you oughta be able to get one for much less than a grand.
                    it wasn`t me

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                    • #11
                      I've been looking into buying a sheraton too. The biggest difference between the 2 is build quality. The sheraton just feels solid in your hands (and the inlays and binding look amazing too). The neck is another huge difference. Both are wide, but the dot is much thicker and harder to access the upper frets. That might be because i have small to average size hands but yeah, the sheraton neck is a dream to play


                      You are totally right about the neck. It is a wonderful neck to play.

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                      • #12
                        I have the epi dot. It's a fantastic guitar for the money. IMO the bridge pickup is fine, the neck pickup is a bit muddy. But for the money (I paid $299 new) it's hard to beat for a NEW guitar. Used gear is a whole different story.
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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            The very BEST 335 knockoff is the one that YOU connect with. There are a lot of good choices out there. I know it's tempting to order one from MF or ebay, and you might do just fine, but you will most likely be more happy if you are able to play it first.

                            Having said that, the Epi dots are real good choices. Others to consider are Ibanez, Washburn, Gretch, Hohner, Jay Turser, Michael Kelly, Austin...
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                            • #15
                              Washburn HB35 for sure!


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