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. The 2018 Gibson Memphis ’61 ES-335 is a visually and tonally stunning guitar. Limited to only 100 pieces, this is a standout model in the 2018 line up.
Featuring a 3-ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple body, it's finished in a slick, old school vibe Historic Burst; it’s a classic era colour that perfectly complements this stunning guitar. Delivering a rich and authentic tone, the 2018 ’61 ES-335 is super resonant and beautifully balanced; it just oozes that vintage Gibson appeal. A Silver Leaf Maple centre block and Quartersawn Adirondack Spruce bracing improves stability and vintage tonality making this a real tone machine.
The neck is something special, crafted from 1-piece of Mahogany; it features a gorgeous bound dark Rosewood fingerboard, embellished with pearloid dot inlays. With 22 frets and a 24.75" scale length it feels smooth and comfortable, equally at home playing slick lead work or heavy chord strumming.
A pair of Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers delivers 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, this is as good as it gets!