One of this year’s hottest Cyber Monday bargains is back in stock – save $120 on this spec'd-up Epiphone ES-335 Tradtional Pro

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro
(Image credit: Guitar Center)

On Black Friday, Guitar Center threw its hat into the ring for “best Black Friday guitar deal” by offering $120 off Epiphone’s souped-up Traditional Pro ES-335. Though that offer has unfortunately ended, Musician’s Friend has decided to get in on the action and is offering the exact same deal – meaning you can pick up one of the most versatile ES-335s on the market for just $479.

This applies to all four finishes – Inverness Green, Wine Red, Metallic Gold and Ebony – meaning if you missed out the first time round, this is your last chance to bag yourself a bargain and take home an ultra-versatile, coil-splitting-capable ES-335 for a remarkably affordable price tag.

It was one of the best Black Friday offers we saw, so it's no surprise that we're earmarking it as one of the best Cyber Monday guitar deals. It's also no surprise that we expect them to fly off the shelves, so act quick if you want a piece of the action.

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $479

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $479
Not only is this good-looking semi-hollow a good $120 cheaper than Epiphone’s regular ES-335, it has the added bonus of coil-splits for its Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. Throw in a classic layered maple body, rounded C mahogany neck, and choice of four finishes, and you get a winner of a Cyber Monday Epiphone deal.

The 335 is one of Gibson’s defining electric guitar outlines, and the Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro is one of the most affordable and, dare we say, authentic takes.

Launched this year, the Traditional Pro is every inch a classic 335, with a five-ply maple body, and mahogany neck with universally appealing rounded C profile, complete with an Indian laurel fretboard.

Naturally, there’s a center block to limit feedback, as well as a tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece.

A pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers aim to provide a slightly higher output for more modern styles. But what sets this model apart from the regular Epiphone 335 is the addition of coil-splitting, enabling you to get lower-output single-coil tones as well as those hotter humbucking sounds.

Given the regular, non-coil-splitting ES-335 is $599, paying $479 for a more versatile guitar that still offers those classic looks is a bargain in anyone’s book, especially when you factor in the choice of four rather good-looking finishes: Inverness Green, Wine Red, Metallic Gold and Ebony.

These guitars aren't going to stick around forever, so head to Musician's Friend to snap of one of these beauties and avoid disappointment.

To see what other goodies Musician's Friend is offering, be sure to check out our hub for Musician's Friend Cyber Monday deals.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.