Gibson Memphis Figured 1963 ES-335 - Sixties Cherry

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with 3-ply Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Sixties Cherry
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Impeccable '63 ES-335 "Block" Reissue!

For the 1963 ES-335 TDC, Gibson Memphis went back to the drawing board to create one of the most accurate vintage reproductions to date. With its arched top, f-holes, window center block, and dual humbuckers, the semi-hollow '335 gives you the raw power of a solidbody, with the refined elegance of a traditional Gibson archtop. This exquisite axe features a luscious aged finish, classic hardware, hide-glued neck, tulip-button Kluson tuners, Adirondack spruce bracing, and vintage-style block fingerboard inlays. As perfect for jazz and fusion as it is for blues and rock, the Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC may well be your ultimate "semi."

Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC at a Glance:
  • Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
  • A semi-hollowbody that is true to the original
  • Legendary tone from MHS humbuckers
Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever

Gibson's latest Custom Shop Reissue guitars include new appointments to add even more authenticity and vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks are now attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Memphis Shop also re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. They also eliminated the tubing that surrounded the truss rod. New Kluson Green Key Tuners now feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. These features and others make the Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC one of the most accurate reproductions ever.

A semi-hollowbody that is true to the original

The first ES-335s that rolled off the Gibson production line have truly achieved legendary status. The warmth of its semi-hollowbody design; the versatility of its two humbucking pickups - it's a magical recipe that made the original ES-335s sought-after guitars among collectors who are often happy to pay astronomical prices for instruments in good condition. Odds of even finding a "block" '335 from the 1960s today are almost zero. The next best thing is to get your hands on the this Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC. It has the looks, the sound, and the star power of the real deal.

Legendary tone from unpotted MHS humbuckers

Tonal excellence is yours when you plug the Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC into your favorite tube amplifier. Loaded with a pair of unpotted humbucking pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls, you'll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock tones. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the bridge position, and you'll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean. The guitar gurus here at Sweetwater all concur: playing this guitar is a sublime experience. We're sure you'll agree!

Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC Features:
  • Captures the legendary sound of Gibson's 1963 ES-335
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • 3-ply maple/poplar/maple top and back
  • Historic truss rod for better neck adjustability
  • Adirondack spruce bracing take you closer to vintage tonality
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
  • Comfortable lightweight body with historically correct slim horns at the cutaway
  • Period-correct "window" centerblock shape and neck profile
  • Unpotted MHS humbuckers (Alnico III neck, Alnico II bridge)
  • 550K audio taper close-tolerance matched-set pots, historic wiring, "Bumblebee" caps
  • Double-ring tulip button Kluson tuners, ABR bridge and lightweight stopbar
Grab your slice of history: the Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335 TDC!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape ES-335
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top Material Maple top
Color Sixties Cherry
Body Finish Hi Gloss lacquer with VOS process
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Block inlays
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.700"
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup MHS Alnico III humbucker
Bridge Pickup MHS Alnico II humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number ES6316SCNH1

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