Gibson ES Guitars
The ES marks the beginning of Gibson's Electric guitar journey. Dating back to the '30s, these legendary semi-hollow & hollow body instruments remain hugely popular to this day.
Let's start with the basics: what does ES stand for? Gibson made a name for themselves selling acoustic instruments, pioneering the archtop design. When they decided to leap into electric territory, they coined the term 'Electric Spanish', shortened to ES - and as they say, the rest is history!
The first instrument to bear this name was the ES-150, a hollow-body instrument with an acoustic shape and a pickup in the neck position. Since then, there have been hundreds of variations, each with a number of tweaks and a unique character. Some of the most popular models include the ES-335, a thinline semi-hollow made famous by players like B.B. King and Chuck Berry, and the ES-339, a smaller-bodied version hailed for it's comfortable playability.
Often boasting PAF-style humbuckers, a resonant semi-hollow design with F-holes, and beautifully vintage aesthetics, the Gibson ES range has proven popular among guitarists across the musical spectrum. The rich, warm ES tone lends itself to everything from jazz swing (Larry Carlton) to modern rock (Dave Grohl).
If you've got any questions about our Gibson ES range, please don't hesitate to get in touch - you'll also find information on the Gibson 2019 range here. In the meantime, check out the full selection below!
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