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Memphis, TN (October 1, 2013) -- As if working as Paul McCartney’s touring lead guitarist since 2001 wasn’t enough, Rusty Anderson has been a first-call session player and collaborator over an extensive career. His signature riffs have graced the recordings of Elton John, Joe Cocker, the Bangles, Neil Diamond, the Wallflowers, Sinéad O’Connor, Ricky Martin, Willie Nelson and dozens of others. And throughout, Rusty has remained a diehard Gibson player.
In honor of this uncompromising artist’s achievements and distinctive tone, Gibson Memphis introduces the Rusty Anderson ES-335. Appointed like the vintage ES-335 of your dreams, this guitar encompasses everything that has made Gibson’s legendary semi so popular: great looks, an unparalleled playing feel, and the sonic versatility to take on everything in its path.
The Rusty Anderson ES-335 has all the features of the most desirable vintage 1958-’59 Gibson ES-335 “dot necks” (including the distinctive double-cutaway maple body with solid maple “ no window” centerblock), two custom-spec PAF-style humbucking pickups, a hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard, vintage-correct binding, nickel hardware, and a luscious Vintage Natural finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, treated to Gibson’s proprietary VOS process for a gently aged look.
The craftspeople at Gibson Memphis have meticulously studied and measured an exceptionally well-preserved example of a 1959 ES-335, and it shows in every detail of the Rusty Anderson model. From neck shape, to body contours, to coloring and components, this is the real-deal vintage ES-335 experience. And to top it all off, that legendary tone is there in spades: from warm, rich jazz, to snappy funk and rhythm, to blistering all-out rock and roll, this guitar nails it all with the best of ’em. Dare to experience it now at your authorized Gibson Memphis dealer.
- Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
- Bound dark Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
- Pair of CustomBucker Humbucking Pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Nickel plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Kluson single-ring tulip button tuners with 15:1 tuning ratio
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