In 1936 Gibson introduced the world to their first ever electric guitar model: the "Electric Spanish" ES-150. These arch-top, semi-acoustic guitars (along with the ES-175 some 13 years later) helped pave the way for high-quality guitar amplification in an ensemble setting, boosting the instrument from the background to eventually (by the early Rock and Roll era) the lead instrument in most popular music types!
By the end of the 1950s the supremely popular ES-335 had come along. This truly stunning guitar was from the Slimline category of Gibson's hollow body electrics, but unlike its predecessors came complete with a solid centreblock, giving the guitar plenty more string sustain and helping to keep feedback at high volume levels under control,
A key feature to the Gibson lineup year after year, the Gibson Memphis ES guitars have been spotted in the hands of some of history's most prominent and influential guitar figures, including the likes of BB KIng, Freddie King, Alvin Lee, Dave Grohl, and even fictional character Marty McFly from the movie Back to the Future (who inspired none other than Chuck Berry... in the film that is).
Suitable for a wide range of blues, jazz and rock musical styles, these guitars always deliver impeccable tones, as and when they're needed: it's little wonder that their design has remained largely unchanged in more than six decades.
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