Gibson Memphis 1961 ES-335 - Vintage Cherry No Longer Available

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Two Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Vintage Cherry
Item ID: HB096M

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Semi-hollowbody Heaven!

When you want classic rock and jazz tones, looks no further than the Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335. With the exception of the Les Paul Standard, there are few other guitars in the Gibson catalog that can match the 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. And of all the ES-335s Gibson has made, the one with the most magic is the 1961 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 Gibson Custom 1961 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.

Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • >A semi-hollowbody that is true to the original
  • Legendary tone from BurstBucker humbuckers
  • Gibson Custom's commitment to quality
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. 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 the this Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335. It has the looks, the sound and the star power of the real thing.

Legendary tone from BurstBucker humbuckers

Tonal excellence is yours when you plug the Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 into your favorite tube amplifier. Loaded with a pair of BurstBucker humbucking pickups, each with their 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.

Gibson Custom's commitment to quality

Gibson's Custom Shop took extra care with every detail of the 1961 ES-335. Every Gibson Custom guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and nut for incredibly accurate intonation and a "just right" feel. And little touches like the quartersawn mahogany neck and the 17-degree headstock angle not only add to the amazing tone and feel, they remain true to the ES Series as well as Gibson's history.

Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Captures the legendary sound of Gibson's ES-335
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • Dual BurstBucker humbucking pickups sound amazing
  • Individual tone and volume controls allow you to dial in virtually any type of tone, from mellow to metal
  • Plek Pro fretboard optimization ensures perfect action and intonation
  • Comes with a hardshell case, and a Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
Choose the Gibson Custom ES-335 hollowbody electric guitar for one of the most versatile instruments you'll ever play! 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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