The Gibson ES-335 Dot is a timeless classic used by touring musicians for decades. It’s the ultimate workhorse semi-hollow body guitar. Known for crisp vintage tones from P-90 pickups.
This model has seen some minor refinements to add to its unique style, whilst retaining the core features that make it instantly recognisable.
Body and neck
Under the retro faded finish Maple top you have a rich Maple body that Gibson ES guitars are renowned for. This gives the hollow body strength, durability and a bright resonance.
The neck is made of Mahogany in a comfortable rounded ‘C’ profile. On top is a classy dark Rosewood fretboard providing plenty of warmth and grainy feel. 22 rolled cryogenically-treated frets are protected against rust and wear and feel effortless to play.
This model hosts MHS P-90 pickups which stands for ‘Memphis Historical Specs’. There’s something special about Gibson’s soapbar pickups, which offer a happy medium between classic single-coils and humbuckers.
The P-90s have the output of the Burstbuckers or 57 Classics but retain more clarity. This makes this ES-335 more versatile than its humbucking brothers and sisters.
Hardware and electronics
Gibson have worked hard on improving their electronics for clearer sound and longevity, so your guitar can become truly vintage one day. This guitar features hand-wired 500K pots and ceramic capacitors for smooth switching.
On top you have faultless plated brass saddles and a rust-resistant zinc stopbar with locking studs. Comfy for the picking hand and ensures unwavering intonation. A bone nut also keeps string friction to a minimum and keeps tuning extremely stable.
- Body Style: ES-335
- Back: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Top: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Bracing: Spruce
- Binding: Single-Ply Cream
- Centerblock: Maple
- Neck: Single Piece Maple
- Neck profile: Rounded “C”
- Nut width: 1.687”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Bone
- Inlays: Pearloid Dot
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic With Plated Brass Saddles
- Tailpiece: Die Cast Zinc Stopbar
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatics
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck pickup: MHS P-90 Rhythm
- Bridge pickup: MHS P-90 Lead Reverse Polarity
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with 500K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors
- Case: Gibson Hardshell