That is gorgeous. Plus, it looses the ugly epi headstock.
29er, looking forward to your review. I sacrificed my nice ES-335 to fund my X-500; no regrets, but still, I really liked that guitar. Another Gibson is out of my price range, but I maybe can afford an Epi.
I have an Epi ES335 Pro bought new several years ago. I have always been impressed with the quality and workmanship of the ES335 Pro for the price. I have had zero problems with the ES335. At the same time I owned a Heritage H535, built in the old Gibson Kalamazoo building.
As a project I upgraded the ES335 pickups (Seth Lover), wiring (CTS/Switchcraft), and bridge (TonePros) to match the H535. I did the work myself so there was no labor cost. The results of the upgrades were impressive. The upgraded ES335 is now a close second to the H535.