Now nearing its eightieth year of continuous production, the Gibson ES (or Electric Spanish series) carries a staying power rarely seen in the guitar market. Its wide array of classic models deliver a coveted warm, full-bodied tone that’s become the signature sound of countless jazz, blues and rock musicians. The ES series has continued to evolve over the decades with new models entering the lineup and older ones reaching the end of their run.
Though radical in its design compared to its fully-hollow ES series cousins, the thin, double-cutaway ES-335 has enjoyed the longest continuous production run of any ES model. With two humbucker pickups and a solid maple center block, the semi-hollow ES-335 and its siblings have delivered some of the most famous blues and rock riffs in guitar history, from “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry to “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King and “Room 335” by Larry Carlton.
This gorgeous 2012 Gibson Memphis Custom ES-335 sports a gloss Iced Tea Burst finish – born at the Nashville Plant, Tennessee, USA.
- Iced Tea Burst Finish
- Maple / Poplar/ Maple Top and Back
- Body: 16 1/2-inches wide, 20-inches long, and 1 3/4-inches deep.
- Solid Maple Center Block
- Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
- Medium Taper Neck with Long Tenon
- Neck length is 24 3/4 inches with a 1 11/16-inch nut width
- Block Inlays
- Stop Bar Tailpiece
- Grover Nickel Tuners
- 57 Classic Alnico Humbuckers
- Weight: 7.9 lbs
The Gibson Custom ES-335 is one of the most versatile guitars ever created. It is a truly classic design which is suitable for literally all style. The semi-hollowbody and dual ’57 Gibson humbucker pickups combine to produce everything from stinging blues to thick rock growls and sweet singing sustain.
This superb ES 335 was built in Gibson’s Memphis Custom Shop on Beale Street. The result is quality craftsmanship that can be counted on, from craftsmen in a city that knows how blues should sound. Carefully selected maple top & back gives the Gibson Memphis 335 its signature bark, and a carefully designed body cavity with the solid center block delivers the woody howl and unique tones.
This one is in pristine condition with no dings, marks or scuffs apart from a little swirling on the pickguard. The frets show no signs of wear and everything works as it should. This 335 feels like it’s been played-in just enough, but looked after wonderfully well.
The current owner bought this lovely instrument brand new in 2013, and he had a very nice Resomax graphite bridge installed at some expense. The original Gibson ABR bridge is in the case.
Comes in its original Gibson Custom hard shell case in as new condition. Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity is included.