Gibson Memphis ES-335 Block Inlay (Antique Tea Burst) (No Longer Available)
Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Dual Humbuckers, Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Antique Tea
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A Reissue of a Classic Axe!The ES-335 electrified the guitar world in the late '50s and quickly became a favorite axe for all styles of music. The reissue faithfully recreates the original body design of the ES-335, combining it with a slim-taper 1960-style neck. The ES-335 features a maple body and a mahogany neck with pearloid block inlays. Add vintage-toned Burstbucker Pro humbuckers, and you have a guitar that's both a stunning instrument and a piece of music history. There are few other guitars that match the ES-335 for sheer star power.
Gibson ES-335 at a Glance:
Semi-Hollow Body Design with Maple Top, Back and Sides with Mahogany Neck
The first ES-335s that rolled off the Gibson production line have truly achieved legendary status. In the 1960s, the chinkier, 1950s neck was replaced with a thinner neck, and the dot inlays were replaced with block inlays. Structurally, the ES-335 didn't change much from the '50s to the '60s, but the slimmer neck aided fast fretwork making it a perfect fit for the blues-inspired psyhechedelic rock of the '60s. The maple body coupled with the mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard provide the perfect balance of warmth and bite, making the ES-335 suitable for a wide variety of musical styles.
Gibson ES-335 Block Inlay Features:
The Gibson ES-335 delivers both punch and finesse!
Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!
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This one's a beauty.
by Lee Muller from Aiea, HawaiiI just received mine from FedEx today, and I'm simply blown away, not only from the sweet sounds of this guitar, but the beauty of this instrument. I've checked over every square inch of this guitar,... read more [+] and frankly, couldn't find even the smallest imperfection.
January 18, 2008
Music Background: Former working musician, present Honolulu firefighter.
And although I normally take all of my guitars to my Gibson Tech here in Honolulu, this one does not appear to need any adjustment. The neck is fast and plays like butter. The intonation was spot on when I took it out of the box. Kudos to Sweetwater for thoroughly checking out every instrument before it's shipped.
This instrument is worth every penny I paid, and if it were stolen or lost, I wouldn't hesitate a second to buy another one. close [-]
Jennifer, Chicago, IL