Known as the prolific songwriter, producer, vocalist, and guitarist behind critically-acclaimed rock band My Morning Jacket, Jim James has reached countless fans worldwide through his incredible musicianship. Throughout his musical journey, his primary companion has been a Gibson ES-335, and its bright, resonant sound and impeccable feel have inspired decades' worth of songs. The new Epiphone Jim James ES-335 pays tribute to James' favorite guitar, and it's a classic-sounding axe that's great for rock, blues, and anything in need of some vintage-inspired sizzle.
Driving the Jim James ES-335 is a pair of Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers that have a rich, old-school character that'll take you right back to the golden days of rock 'n 'roll. Select the neck pickup, and this beauty will sing out with a thick, warm growl perfect for rhythm playing. Crank the bridge pickup, and you'll conjure a monstrous snarl with plenty of punch and bite. It also features CTS pots and Orange Drop capacitors, giving it a premium internal signal path that keeps your tone pristine.
In addition to its outstanding amplified tone, the Jim James ES-335 is a joy to riff on, even when unplugged. Its 5-ply laminated maple semi-hollow body produces a bright, clear sound with excellent articulation, and its Jim James Custom SlimTaper "C" shaped mahogany neck plays with a fast, comfortable feel. Players will also love its silky-smooth 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge, and stop bar tailpiece, all of which contribute to an impeccable playing experience.
Other unique features include Kluson Waffleback tuners with metal buttons, an owl decal on the back of the headstock, and a circle/arrow emblem on the truss rod cover. Please reach out if you have any questions about this killer Epiphone Jim James ES-335!
Body Shape: ES-335
Material: Layered Maple
Back & Sides: 5-ply laminated maple
Binging: Single-ply Cream; Top, Back, and Fretboard
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Jim James Custom Profile SlimTaper C
Nut Width: 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale Length: 628.65mm
Number of Frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
Tuners: Kluson Wafleback Vintage-style Tuners with Metal Buttons
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitors
Case: Hardshell Case with Owl Logo