Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue - Vintage Sunburst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with 3-ply Maple Body and Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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A Reissue ES-335 Right out of 1963

Gibson has gone back to the drawing board to create one of the most accurate 1963 ES-335 reproductions out there. With its large block inlays and '60s SlimTaper neck profile, the 1963 semi-hollow '335 has all of the details and features that have made this such a desirable model year. This guitar features classic hardware, a hide-glued neck, new truss rod and tuner designs, and vintage-style block fretboard inlays. As perfect for jazz and fusion as it is for blues and rock, the Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue is a pinnacle of the semi-hollowbody design.

Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Vintage-correct details
  • Authentic 1963 appointments
  • Burstbucker humbuckers
Vintage-correct details

Gibson's Custom Shop Reissue guitars include appointments that add vintage-correct authenticity. Necks are attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Custom Shop re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. And Kluson Green Key Tuners feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. These features and others make the Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue one of the most accurate reproductions out there.

Authentic 1963 appointments

Looking back, 1963 marked the first major update to the already legendary ES-335 body design. The most obvious change was the addition of beautiful, large block inlays to the guitar's rosewood fretboard. These not only made positioning easier, but they also gave the guitar a high-class look. And with the style of players like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, Gibson's necks had to offer a faster playing feel. So the other major design change was the move to Gibson's popular '60s SlimTaper neck. This has been an in-demand neck profile for the company ever since.

Burstbucker humbuckers

The Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue is loaded with a pair of Burstbucker humbucking pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls. The vintage-correct wiring enables you to dial in chiming country tones as easily as distorted rock tones. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style sound for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the bridge position, and you'll command sounds covering bright and clean to raw and mean.

Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Captures the legendary sound and feel of Gibson's 1963 ES-335
  • Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • 3-ply maple/poplar/maple top and back
  • 1-piece rosewood fretboard
  • Comfortable body with classic "Mickey Mouse" cutaway
  • Period-correct centerblock shape and neck profile
  • Accurate historic colored binding
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck with extended neck tenon
  • Burstbucker pickups with Bumble Bee capacitor
  • Kluson Green Key tuners, ABR bridge, and lightweight stopbar
The Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue is an incredibly accurate reproduction.

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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
Color Vintage Sunburst
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Slim, Rounded-C
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 bridge, Stoptail
Tuners Kluson Deluxe tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Burstbucker humbucker
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings 10-46
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number HS35P0VSNH1

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