Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot 'Fat-Neck' (Antique Ebony) (No Longer Available)
Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbuckers - Antique Ebony
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A 335 with a chunky neck!Introduced in 1958, the ES-335 has been a staple of rock, blues, and country players for years. The ES-335 "Fat Neck" - while not a full-on historic reissue - is tailored to be more like a vintage 1959 335 than the current production models. That starts with the thicker, '50s-style neck carve made of mahogany. The Fat Neck also sports a thinner body style that's much closer to the style of a vintage '59 335. For pickups, the Fat Neck has '57 Classic humbuckers for a tone that is pure, vintage Gibson. The coolest thing about the Fat Neck is that it's built like a reissue, yet manages to be priced more moderately than a vintage reissue.
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Fat Neck at a Glance:
A Very Special 335
The first ES-335s that rolled off the Gibson production line have truly achieved legendary status. Maybe it's the semi-hollow body design, the sound of its two humbucking pickups or just the simple elegance of the pearloid dot inlays. Whatever it is, it's made the original 1950s ES-335s among the most sought-after guitars among collectors who are often happy to pay astronomical prices for instruments in good condition. Odds of even finding a dot neck 335 from the 1950s today are almost zero. The next best thing is to get your hands on the this ES-335 Fat Neck. It has the looks, the sound and the star power of the real thing.
Fatter is Better
The ES-335 Fat Neck sports a chunkier neck more similar to the original 1958 ES-335 neck. The fatter the neck, the fatter the tone, and these 335s are chock full of tone!
Two '57 Classic Humbuckers Onboard
Most players agree that the '57 PAF (Patent Applied For) humbuckers are as good as it gets when you're talking about tone. It's got it all: complex midrange, punchy lows and a smooth top end that won't make your teeth hurt. If you're looking for a pickup that starts out clean and can really smoke when your amp is on 11, well then, this just might be nirvana!
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Fat Neck Features:
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Fat Neck - The classic just like it was in '59!
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GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
by C. WALTON from USAECEIVED THIS GUITAR IN THE MAIL ABOUT A WEEK AGO. GREAT PLAYING GUITAR, AND AS THE DESCRIPTION READS, THE NECK IS FAT, FAT, FAT. SO IF YOU DON'T WANT A BIG NECK GUITAR, THAN THIS IS NOT THE ONE FOR YO... read more [+]U. THE PLAYABILITY IS ALMOST SECOND TO NONE. SWEET TONE FOR DAYS. ALTHOUGH I MUST SAY THAT GIBSON'S QUALITY CONTROL CERTAINLY ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE. TWO OUT OF THE LAST THREE GIBSONS THAT I HAVE PURCHASED HAVE HAD COSMETIC FLAWS WITH THE FINISH, AND THE BINDING. WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE WHEN YOU PAY GIBSON PRICES. OVERALL GREAT GUITAR FOR ALL STYLES, JUST BE SURE TO LOOK THE GUITAR OVER BEFORE PURCHASING TO INSURE THAT YOUR GETTING A GOOD ONE. close [-]
August 13, 2007
David, Renton, WA
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot 'Fat-Neck' (Antique Ebony)
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