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Few electric guitars have achieved such instant acclaim—across such a broad range of musical genres—as Gibson’s ES-335. Unveiled in 1958, the ES-335 was designed as a “best of both worlds” electric that married more than half a century of Gibson archtop tradition to the latest electric guitar innovations. Daring in both design and execution, guitarists recognized immediately that the ES-335 was a new type of guitar for a new type of guitarist.
To celebrate what is widely regarded as the most ever produced, Gibson Memphis presents the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 ES-335-335TD and ES-335TDC. These guitars have been painstakingly recreated from a pristine example of an original 1963 with elegantly slender horns. Accurate digitization, combined with a complex matrix of measurements. created the basis for new presses dedicated to this superb reissue.
50th Anniversary 1963 ES-335 TDC
Top and Back: Maple / Poplar / Maple laminate
Sides: Maple / Poplar / Maple laminate
Centerblock: Lightweight maple with vintage correct "window"
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Medium size "C " shape
Headstock: Holly Wood with Mother of Pearl Gibson logo and Crown inlay and 1 11/16th" nut width
Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
Scale: 24 3/4"
Number of Frets: 22
Inlays: Vintage correct block
Tuners: Double band Klusons
Electronics and Hardware
Pickups: Burst Bucker 1 & 3
Wiring: CTS 500K volume and tone controls with .022 mfd. " Black Beauty" capacitors and a Switchcraft 3 way pickup selector switch
Control knobs: VOS black top hat with inserts on cherry and gold top hats with the historic burst
Pickguard: VOS black, 5 ply beveled edge
Plating: VOS nickel
Bridge: "No wire" ABR with vintage style nylon saddles
Tailpiece: Vintage lightweight stop bar, on vintage correct long studs and anchors
Finish: VOS nitro cellulose lacquer with 1963 Historic Burst or 1960's Cherry,
Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity and vintage correct black and with yellow interior Gibson hard-shell case