Gibson Memphis ES-335 Figured - Natural

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Figured Maple Top, Maple/Poplar Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Dual Burstbucker Humbucking Pickups - Natural
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A Handbuilt 335 with Vintage Looks and Tone

The legendary ES-335 is sweeter than ever in the 2016 Gibson Memphis edition! Advancements in vintage coloring, a sustain-enhancing historic tubeless truss rod, and PAF-evoking Burstbucker pickups make this 335 look, play, and feel more like an original '58 than ever. From soulful blues to smooth jazz to gritty rock, there's just no substitution for the vibrant sustain and all-night comfort of the 335's contoured maple body with feedback-fighting center block. A more stable redesigned neck with rolled binding gives the Gibson Memphis 335 a smoother feel, and an adjustable ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles helps accommodate the roughest to the most delicate of playing styles. Experience the instrument that shaped the sound of rock 'n' roll: the Gibson Memphis ES-335.

Gibson Memphis ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Handcrafted in the Gibson factory on Beale Street
  • Burstbucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone
Handcrafted in the Gibson factory on Beale Street

Nobody makes a semi-hollowbody guitar like Gibson. This superb 335 is handcrafted in Gibson's Memphis Custom Shop on Beale Street for quality craftsmanship you can count on, and from a city that knows how blues should sound. Carefully selected maple and poplar tonewoods give the Gibson Memphis 335 its signature bark, and a carefully calipered body cavity with Titebond 50 glue joints and a maple center block give it its controlled howl and haunting sustain.

Burstbucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone

Handwound Burstbuckers give this ES-335 the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs of Gibson's vintage PAF ("Patent Applied For") pickups with extra clarity and power. Historically mismatched rhythm and lead pickups give each position a unique flavor for chords and leads, while pairing the pickups together unlocks a sweetness that even Gibson purists will appreciate. For a vintage 335 experience without the price tag, Sweetwater guitarists recommend checking out the Gibson Memphis ES-335.

Gibson Memphis ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • 100% American made in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Maple/poplar semi-hollow body shouts, barks, and howls blues and rock
  • Deluxe figured maple top has a custom look
  • Center block design adds sustain and controls feedback
  • Specially calibrated Burstbucker pickups deliver vintage PAF-like tone
  • Neck pickup capacitor reduces treble loss for gorgeous singing leads
  • Redesigned neck profile with rolled binding is stabler and smoother than ever
  • Historic tubeless truss rod improves sustain
  • Adjustable ABR-1 bridge enhances tone and playability
  • Milk Bottle 18:1 Grover Rotomatic tuners keep you in tune onstage and in the studio
  • Pearloid block inlays and mother-of-pearl headstock crown for classic 335 looks
Nothing matches the soulful blues and rock tones of the Gibson Memphis ES-335 electric guitar!

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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 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple with figured top
Color Natural
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Rounded C
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid block
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 with titanium saddles
Tuners Milk bottle Grover Rotomatic
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Burstbucker 1 Alnico II
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker 2 Alnico II
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number ESDT16NANH1

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I bought a new 2014 in Nov. of 2015. It was new and had never been sold. When it arrived, it was in bad need of a setup. It was so bad, I thought it may be unable to make playable, but I set it up in about 30 minutes is was 100% better and played pretty good. After a few days of tweaking, truss rod, intonation and action adjustments, this guitar began to really blossom. I year later, and I'm blown away by this guitar. Let me compare it by saying I have purchased over my lifetime a new Martin HD-28 (1989), a new Gibson F5 mandolin (1996), a new Zion electric guitar (1992), a new Taylor 314CE (2000), a new Gibson Les Paul Standard (2002) and a new Martin CEO-7 (2015) and this 2014 ES 335 is by far the best for fit/finish, play ablility, cool factor, and tone. I did change out the stock wiring harness early on for a custom 50's style harness, not easy, but I'm glad I did it. All my guitars are great, but if I could have only one electric guitar, it would be the ES-335.
Music background: played a lot for a long time
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