Single-tasking Epiphone Tom Delonge review: the Beauty of Dirty Sound

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Would you like to bring in a bit of punk rock into your life? Take a look at Epiphone ES-333, it is created in accordance with the requirements of Tom DeLonge, the famous guitarist of iconic punks Blink-182. This affordable for everyone Epiphone ES 335 Tom DeLonge version really can be interesting for all the real punk rockers.

This cool new model is produced in semi-hollow design, has well-laminated maple top, back, and rims and offers the natural humbucker power from Gibson Dirty Fingers (US).

This is a unique model with the signature of a celebrity at the headstock’s back. The central block is made of Mahogany to provide reliable sustain. This part is “wrapped” into laminated maple case. The solid flywheel neck is attached to fret number 17.

Tom DeLonge Epiphone, the main characteristics

The guitar comes with single-ply binding on its top and back. Tom DeLonge Epiphone is completed with thechrome hardware, medium jumbo frets (22) and it comes with Tune-O-Matic Bridge and a stopbar tailpiece.

The Epiphone Company has long been known for its original semi-hollow guitars of solid quality since 1950s. They were designed in Kalamazoo, became the favorite ones among a lot of musicians for their elegant design and a wide range of bright timbre combinations. Tom DeLonge signature Epiphone ES 333 presents a classic sound plus Tom’s custom subtleties. Imagine that this can be yours!

The instrument has smooth satin finishing. The fingerboard is standardly made of traditional rosewood, has the 1960 Slim-Taper neck profile, 12″ in radius (nut width: 1-11/16″, length of the scale is 24-3/4″).

Tip:As for the humbuckers, Epiphone Tom DeLonge ES 333 has only one, but a really cool one. This is not all, of course, let’s go on!

Price range

You can find different offers for Tom DeLonge Epiphone: Ebay, Guitarcenter, Amazon, of course, and other portals offer new and used instruments, their prices vary from approximately 700 to 850 $.

Tom Delonge Epiphone review: looks so brilliant and sounds like hurricane!

In addition to the rotary color scheme, the real power inside is represented by a single humbucker receiver. But this is not just a common single humbucker! Since Tom DeLonge prefers his own style, he made a choice to put only one super-hot pickup “Dirty Fingers” by Gibson, right on the bridge, that guarantees for sound to break through.

This brilliant union has the power of torrential floods and hurricane, storm of sound; Tom chose this pickup, because, according to his opinion, it is amazing: it has much more clarity, loudness and sound is much voluminous. Tom said that immediately fell in love with it.

Design

Having a classic appearance, Epiphone 333 Tom DeLonge, is featuring non-symmetrical double cutaway. The back of a headstock of traditional configuration has characteristic Tom’s signature, the other side is marked with the Epiphone logo.

Tip:On the front of the guitar there is an output jack. The guitar is a bold statement, everything is solid and durable. You get all that you expect from $500 instrument.

Features

This affordable Epiphone Tom DeLonge signature ES 333 semi hollow electric guitar is not really overloaded with features, but it still performs the simple things the best way.

Surprising and really vibrant sound is provided by the American Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker. Clear guitar sound is saturated with grit and aggression. And it is preserved at the high levels.

Only one control knob of master volume makes Epiphone ES 333 Tom DeLonge simple to operate. Grover tuners on the headstock add good tuning stability in cooperation with Tune-o-Matic. The stopbar tailpiece also provides some assistance.

Performance

The guitar is not number one if speaking about versatility, but it does its best in giving really huge and impressive output. You receive a rough, distorted rock.

Tip:The guitar itself is easy to be held when playing, there were no complaints to it. The comfortable neck opens a spread field for making wavy riffs. Although the pickup is a USA product, all the rest in this guitar is Chinese, nevertheless it can boast of good assembly.
Pros
Unique looks
Quality of sound
Cons
High price

Reviews

Plenty of users liked classy and unique appearance of Epiphone Tom DeLonge signature ES-333, it feels very well made. Frankly speaking, it’s not very versatile. It gives good tone, has solid electronics. It is loud and aggressive which makes it great for punk rock and heavy metal players. Not so good for jazz and if you need to get clean and undistorted sound, this is not will be your guitar. In case you want to shake the walls of a house with the “dirt” you should definitely buy this instrument.

Users liked huge guitar neck as it is really a big one for an electronic instrument. The guitar is playable but it is rather thick and some users can complain that it is causing inconvenience. The electronics is presented by decent tuning machines. Maybe the TonePros could be more suitable.
It is good for every event, ideal for jamming, practicing and recording, good quality guitar with marvelous tones.

Analogs of Epiphone Tom Delonge ES-333. Epiphone Tommy Thayer “Spaceman” Les Paul Standard


  • Type: electric guitar
  • Not suitable for left-handed players
  • Fixed bridge type
  • No through the body charts
  • No shocks with clip
  • Purpose: Artistic
Pros
Quality of materials
Quality of sound
Cons
Maybe: problems with the purpose of an assembly

Elecrtic Epiphone Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom


  • 24.75 inch mensure
  • Not suitable for left-handed players
  • 6 strings
  • Pasted pixel fixing type
  • No through the body charts
  • Bridge is fixed
Pros
Ideal balance of output
No set-up required
Cons
High price

Epiphone Ultra-339


  • Type: semi-acoustic guitar
  • Not suitable for left-handed players
  • Mensure: 24.75 ”
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Pixel fixing type: pasted
  • Bridge type: fixed
Pros
Quality of sound
Built-in NanoMag piezo pickup
Cons
Maybe: humbucker output could have more bite.

We hope this Epiphone Tom DeLonge review will help you to make a right choice!


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