The Gibson Joe Bonamassa ES335 arrives in stock at Dawsons – Get ‘em while they’re hot…
The Gibson Joe Bonamassa ES335 is a very pretty thing indeed. Adding to the bluesman’s Gibson Les Paul and the astonishing value Epiphone signature models, this is another classic Gibson model- the Dot. This particular guitar is based on Bonamassa’s own 1961 ES335. In a collection of vintage guitars as big as his, it takes something a bit special to get noticed. In this regard, this 335 is a real attention grabber.
We posted an article about this guitar when it was announced earlier this year. Now, we are pleased to say that they have started to arrive in stock…
Modelled on an early example of a classic
The Gibson Joe Bonamassa ES335, as previously stated, based on his own 1961 335. But, how does this mean the guitar is specced out? The construction of the guitar body is the familiar semi-hollow design with a ‘block’ centre, but with laminated maple/ poplar/ maple design top back and sides (rather than just maple).
The humbuckers equipped on these early era 335s were the original dual coils; PAFs. The Bonamassa is loaded with Gibson’s closest modern equivalent, ’57 Classics. These are hooked up via CTS pots, complete with the revered ‘Bumble-Bee’ capacitors.
The guys at the Gibson Custom shop seem to like nothing more than taking apart a vintage guitar, and seeing what makes it’ tick’. In this regard, one of Bonamassa original’s unusual features, recreated accurately here, is the neck profile. A one piece, glued-in mahogany neck is shaped to a profile that is slimmer than a standard ’59 round profile.
The Gibson Joe Bonamassa ES335 also features a unique Antique Sunburst VOS finish, adding even more to its vintage vibe.
The initial stock that we have of this beautiful guitar is very limited, and if previous Bonamassa models are anything to go by, will not be around for very long. If you’d like to get your hands on one, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420), or order online today.
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