The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-335 electric guitar in a satin faded cherry finish is a beautiful model with an understated elegance. As one would expect from the legendary Gibson Memphis luthiers, only the highest quality appointments have been applied in the construction of the new 2015 ES-335. However, this latest incarnation in this beloved line features subtle amendments that make it better than ever before.
Classic ES-335 Design
The Gibson ES-335 is renowned for its superb tonal versatility, and impressive power that is infused with warmth. This is rooted in the semi-hollowbody design, which combines perfectly with the 3-ply maple/poplar/maple combination to provide a rich midrange clout that is complemented by a powerful low-end energy, and high-end clarity. Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive secures the integrity of the body, whilst deftly carved F-holes allow the timbre to spring forth through the body top. The cool understated satin faded cherry finish is treated to a matte semi-gloss 30 sheen lacquer for protection.
Redesigned Neck Dimensions
The new ES-335 benefits from redesigned neck dimensions, with added thickness afforded to the peghead transition to provide greater strength and stability. The single-piece mahogany neck is a joy to navigate thanks to this improved design, and paired with a responsive 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, your playing experience couldn’t get any better. Navigating the frets is made easier thanks to the pearloid-block inlays, and cream fingerboard binding that makes it incredibly smooth to slide along the neck.
Burst Bucker Pickups
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-335 is fitted with Burst Bucker humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Noted for their closeness in character to Gibson's hallowed PAF humbuckers, the Burst Buckers offer a huge arsenal of tones for you to take advantage of. The richly textured character of the tonewood/body shape partnership is translated beautifully through the pickups. With the individual volume and tone controls, you can carefully shape and craft your output signal to your heart's desire. The 3-way pickup selector switch allows you to choose either pickup individually, or both at the same time to create your own special blend.
Elegant Yet Resilient Hardware
For fans of the ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, you'll find the new TonePros AVR-II bridge retains the same excellent functionality and resilient performance. Intonation, string tension and tuning are maintained with the utmost precision, whilst the Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic tuning machines work tirelessly to keep each and every string held securely and poised for brilliant sustain.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-335 electric guitar in satin faded cherry is a beautiful instrument. Adhering to the high quality vintage-style that has made the ES-335 such a coveted model, Gibson have gone to incredible lengths to ensure that the integrity of the model remains secure. Reinforced with modern build techniques and improvements – pickup design and circuitry – their dutiful care to maintain the core characteristics that make the ES-335 such a sought-after model, has guaranteed its legacy will live on for generations.
Gibson has included a tan hardshell case with each model for optimum protection at home or on the go, and you can rest assured with your very own Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-335 Electric Guitar Body Material Maple/Poplar/Maple Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Slim Taper Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Bridge Nickel-Plated Die-Cast Alloy Tone Pro AVR-2 Position Inlays Small Pearloid Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic; 18:1 Gear Ratio Pickups Neck/Bridge: Burst bucker pickups Controls Neck Volume Neck Tone Bridge Volume Bridge Tone Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Switch Finish Faded Cherry Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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