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Gibson USA ES-335 Studio in Vintage Burst

Classic Semi-Hollow Tones

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Elliot Stent

The Gibson ES-335 Studio is a classic guitar, aimed at musicians that are looking for the perfect onstage or recording workhorse. With the excellent craftsmanship you’d come to expect from Gibson, this instrument is built to last and will be a reliable ally for years to come.

Construction

The ES-335 Studio is regarded for its elegant semi-hollow body, which allows you to achieve bright and open sounds with plenty of natural acoustic-like volume. Formed from a 3-ply Maple/Poplar combination, these tonewoods give this guitar plenty of vibrancy and top-end definition.

For even more clarity, the ES-335's body is paired with a set 1-piece Maple neck. Adorned with a rosewood fingerboard, you're provided with a silky smooth feel, with the material bringing out some well-needed warmth. The neck has a comfortable rounded “C” profile, feeling substantial in the hands without being too chunky or cumbersome. Both traditional and contemporary players will feel at home playing this!

Electronics & Hardware

Most Gibsons are installed with pairs of humbuckers, and the ES-335 Studio is no exception. In the bridge position you’ll find the 57 Classic Plus; a potent medium-output pickup that boasts a powerful mid-range to give you more crunch and saturation when using overdrive. The 57 Classic neck humbucker is slightly tamer, with a more vintage character akin to that of a traditional PAF. Still strong in character, this pickup is perfect for creamy and warm-sounding lead tones, but also works well in conjunction with clean settings.

The Gibson USA ES-335 Studio comes installed with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, providing a stable and solid feel under the picking hand. With its simple and accessible design making it easy to adjust your action and intonation, you can easily manipulate your setup on-the-fly. Fitted with Plated Brass saddles, that old-school twang will shine through.

Specifications

Body

  • Shape: ES
  • Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Binding: 3-ply B/W/B

Neck

  • Neck: Single Piece Maple
  • Profile: Rounded "C"
  • Nut width: 1.687" / 42.85mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlay: Pearloid Dots

Hardware

  • Bridge: ABR-1 with plated brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: Die-cast Zinc Stopbar
  • Knobs: Black Top Hats
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatics
  • Plating: Nickel

Electronics

  • Neck pickup: 57 Classic
  • Bridge pickup: 57 Classic Plus
  • Controls: Memphis Tone Circuit : 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, handwired with 500K potentiometers and ceramic capacitors
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