There are certain guitars that stand the test of time and with its timeless design, effortless playability and rich history, it's easy to see why the Gibson ES-335 remains such an iconic guitar.
To celebrate this classic guitars contribution to music, Gibson released the Gibson Custom Memphis ES-335 1963 VOS. A beautifully recreated take on the 'block neck' version of the early '60s.
Designed with the period correct '63 body shape with narrower cutaway horns, the body sports the ever popular Sixties Cherry VOS nitrocellulose finish. This thin lacquer will wear beautifully over time, just like the original '60s models. The 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple combination providing an authentic and rich tone.
The neck is something special, crafted from Mahogany, it features a gorgeous bound Rosewood fingerboard, embellished with the Block inlays that followed the original '58 dot ones. With historically accurate .100" x .045" fret wire and the tubeless historic truss rod, this guitar is as close as you can get to the real deal.
A pair of Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers deliver those classic '60s tones, deep, rich and resonant they offer great clarity. These PAF style pickups are slightly underwound and feature unbalanced coils for a truly historic sound.
With a period correct hardcase, this guitar is vintage in all aspects but age!
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Body: Correct '63 shape with narrower cutaway horns
Fingerboard: Bound rosewood with block inlays
Potentiometers: Matched 550k potentiometers
Hot hide glue: Historic body and neck construction
Truss rod: Tubeless Historic truss rod
Pickups: MHS humbuckers
Frets: Period-correct .100" x .045" fret wire
Finish: VOS nitrocellulose lacquer