Following the success of the initial 1958 launch of the ES-335 hollowbody, Gibson first began to experiment and upgrade the iconic semi-hollowbody to further improve performance and playability. Meet the 1963 ES-335, in a Historic Burst finish to celebrate its 50th Anniversary!
Championed by Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee, Larry Carlton and other legendary artists!
Constructed in period-perfect detail to honour the archtop that rocked the world, the 1963 ES-335 sports a trademark semi-hollow maple and poplar body. The resulting tone is light, bright and extremely detailed, and is versatile enough to cover a wide range of Jazz, Blues and Rock sounds. Supported by spruce braces, cedar rim liners, and a maple center block with period-correct f-holes, the core essence of the ES series continues to 2013 and beyond.
Its neck has an authentic ’63 profile and its dark, hand-selected rosewood fingerboard is inlaid with the pearloid blocks that distinguish it in the evolution of the 335. A pair of Burstbucker pickups, made in the tradition of the hallowed PAF humbucker, ensure classic tone; visually, the 50th Anniversary ES-335 looks just right in a Historic Burst finish, with hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer and treated to Gibson’s VOS process for a gently aged look. Vintage-correct aged binding, five-ply pickguard, and gold control knobs are the icing on the cake.
- Body: 3-Ply Maple, Poplar, Maple
- Neck: 1-piece Mahogany
- Neck Profile: 1963
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Headstock Logo: Mother of Pearl “Gibson”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Inlays
- Nut: Nylon
- Tuners: Kluson Double Ring Tulip Button
- Finish: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
- Rhythm Pickup: MHS Humbucker
- Lead Pickup: MHS Humbucker
- Potentiometers: CTS 550K Linear Volume, CTS 550K Audio Tone
- Capacitors: Black Beauty .022mfd/200v Lead and Rhythm
- Bridge: No Wire ABR
- Tailpiece: Lightweight Stop Bar
- Case: Period Correct Hardshell, Black and Yellow
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||1-piece mahogany|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||es style|
|Body Size||full size|
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