The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-335 electric guitar in Figured Cherry is a USA-built work of art. As you'd expect from the expert team at Gibson Memphis, this model has been crafted with meticulous dedication, and lovingly finished with the utmost care. Some new additions have been included in the 2015 model, but everything you'd expect from an ES-335 is present and correct - stunning good looks, lush tonality, and a playing feel that makes it the envy of all others.
Since its release in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 has been a favourite amongst some of the greatest guitarists to pick up the instrument. From jazz to rock, John McLaughlin to Eric Clapton, the semi-hollowbody workhorse has graced stages and studios around the world. Thanks to its smooth tones, sumptuous playing feel and expansive sonic arsenal, it has been in production and coveted by Gibson admirers for over 50 years.
The Gibson ES-335 benefits from the exquisite warmth of the hollowbody. The chambered design allows the maple/poplar/maple tonewood composition to generate swelling warmth, which is generously delivered through the carefully shaped F-holes in the top. The wood is held securely by Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive, which allows the woods to resonate fully whilst retaining a solid playing feel. The figured maple shines through the mesmerising cherry finish, guaranteeing that you'll steal the limelight from all others.
Fitted to the body is a beautiful single-piece mahogany neck, taking advantage of Gibson's established technique that combines a mortise and tenon joint, and Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. Thanks to this steady partnership, the mahogany is given total freedom to resonate and transfer that energy through the body. The neck is shaped to a slim taper profile to give it a delightfully slender feel in the hand. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are adorned with small pearloid block position inlays that guide your way in style.
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.
Thanks to 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. The onboard Memphis tone circuit ensures that whether the volume level is high or low, the tone is always crystal clear.
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.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-335 electric guitar in Figured Cherry is a very special model indeed. 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 many years to come.
Gibson have included a hardshell case to protect your new pride and joy, and each model comes with a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-335 Electric Guitar Body Material Figured 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 Humbuckers Controls Neck Volume Neck Tone Bridge Volume Bridge Tone Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Switch Finish Figured Cherry Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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