Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot Plaintop - Ebony No Longer Available

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Ebony
Item ID: ESDPEBNH-13

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Enjoy a True Gibson Classic!

Few guitars can match the Gibson ES-335 for sheer star power. It's been seen in the hands of guitarists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, B. B. King and session legend, Larry Carlton (who has his own 335 Signature model). And of all the ES-335s Gibson has made, the one with the most magic is the 1959 Dot-Neck. With its arched top, f-holes and solid maple center block, the semi-hollow 335 has all the raw power of a solidbody, but with the refined elegance of a traditional Gibson archtop. The ES-335 is the perfect guitar for practically any musical setting. It's as perfect a fit for jazz and fusion as it is for blues, hard rock and beyond. Later models had block inlays, but the dot-neck will forever hold a special place in the hearts of most guitar players.

Gibson ES-335 Dot at a Glance:
  • Semi-hollowbody design with maple top, back and sides in Ebony finish with single-ply cream binding
  • 1960 Slim Taper mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dot inlays
  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
A Very Special Reissue 335

The first ES-335s that rolled off the Gibson production line have truly achieved legendary status. Maybe it's the semi-hollowbody 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 this ES-335. It has the looks, the sound and the star power of the real thing. This one is in an Ebony finish with single-ply cream binding and nickel hardware.

Slim is Better

No, we're not talking about the latest fad diet, we're talking about the 1959 ES-335's neck profile. It's known as the 1960 "slim taper" neck profile. In any case, the combination of a fast-playing mahogany neck and the warmth of a rosewood fingerboard is what the 335 is all about.

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 ES-335 Features:
  • Color: Ebony
  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Maple
  • Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany with 1960 Slim Taper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Pickups: Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
  • Controls: Two each tone and volume with three-way pickup selector switch
  • Machine heads: Vintage tulip
  • Hardware: Nickel plated
  • Case: Custom Shop hardshell
The Gibson ES-335 delivers both punch and finesse!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number ESDPEBNH1

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See also: Semi Hollows, Gibson Memphis, Gibson Memphis Semi-hollowbody Guitars