The Gibson 2018 Limited Edition ES-335 Satin Electric Guitar is a beautiful model that is comprised of exquisite appointments and peerless craftsmanship. The team at Gibson have gone to great lengths to ensure that not only does this ES-335 look the part, but it plays and sounds fantastic too. Whether you're adding to a private collection to enjoy at home or looking for a gig-ready workhorse, this limited-edition guitar will win over the most discerning of guitarist.
Iconic ES-335 design
The 2018 Limited Edition ES-335 Satin is shaped to the classic hollowbody profile, which features a chambered body with maple centreblock to prevent unwanted feedback from blemishing your tone. The body is crafted using 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, a heady combination that offers a lightweight feel and a rapturous energy. The body is reinforced using spruce bracing to prevent unwanted buckling or warping over time, allowing the wood to resonate freely to produce an impressive energy.
Sturdy yet supple neck
Fitted to the body is a quartersawn mahogany neck, which is shaped to the rounded "C" profile to establish a substantial yet manageable feel in the hand. The generous 24.75-inch scale length promotes a warm response from the strings. The rolled binding affords a played in feel that makes it delightfully smooth to perform on. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with pearloid small block position inlays.
The 2018 ES-335 Satin is equipped with a pair of Burstbuckers, which are fitted in the neck and bridge positions. Paired with a hand-wired MTC control assembly, the humbuckers deliver is confident mid-range energy with gusto. Whether you're tackling clean country or jazz licks, hitting up some hard rock riffs or genre-hopping with abandon, the Burstbuckers are exceptionally versatile. Accompanying hardware includes black witch hat control knobs with silver inserts.
The body is equipped with an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles to increase clarity, definition and sustain. The aluminium tailpiece with locking studs reinforces the bridge's consistency, whilst the Grover 102 Rotomatic tuners uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout the most energetic of performances. Each model is supplied with a hardshell case to keep your pride and joy in pristine condition.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 Limited Edition ES-335 Satin Electric Guitar Top Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Back and Sides Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Bracing Spruce Binding Single-ply Cream Neck Material Quartersawn Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" with Rolled Binding Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Small Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover 102 Rotomatics Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 with titanium saddles / Die-cast Zinc Stopbar Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 1
Bridge: Burstbucker 2
Controls MTC: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with ceramic capacitors Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup Position 3. Neck Pickup Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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