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The Gibson ES-335 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar is a timeless instrument that has combined classic Gibson aesthetic with the highest level of playability for decades. This iconic model, born in 1958 as one of the first thinline-style archtop guitars, continues to hold its ground as the benchmark for semi-hollow guitar styles. This variation, featuring a striking Deep Purple gloss finish, is an embodiment of Gibson's commitment to creating player-grade guitars that stand the test of time.
The body of the ES-335 is made with a 3-ply maple/poplar/maple top and back, and the guitar features a solid maple center block, met with a premium mahogany neck. This combination is responsible for the ES-335's ability to withstand higher amounts of gain with less feedback than a fully-hollow instrument.
The mahogany neck, featuring a rounded "C" profile mirrors the neck profiles of the late 1950s, and features a rosewood fingerboard topped with pearloid inlays, and frets which undergo precise dressing through a Plek Pro machine, ensuring optimal playability and responsiveness—an attention to detail typically reserved for high-end custom guitars.
The sonic heartbeat of the ES-335 are its two T-Type humbucking pickups, calibrated for versatility and capable of producing both crystal-clear clean tones and gritty, driven sounds. The handwired control assembly, featuring individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, allows players to precisely control the tone and volume of each pickup individually: a neck pickup that captures the essence of hollowbody-style tones, and a bridge pickup that offers a spectrum from bright and clean to bold and aggressive.
|22, Medium Jumbo 6150
|Vintage Deluxe with Keystone Buttons
|T-type Lead Humbucker
|T-type Rhythm Humbucker
|3-way toggle pickup switch
|2 x volume, 2 x tone
|ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
|Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Deep Purple