Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews

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The precision Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar is identical in every way to the original. With its solid maple center block, arched top, f-holes, and chambered wings, the ES-335 (introduced in 1958) gave the player the resonance of a solidbody and the refined looks of a traditional Gibson archtop with the reduced weight of a thinline. In mid-1962, the ES-335 was changed to include the thinner neck profile that was standard for Gibson in the ‘60s as well as small block inlays on the fingerboard.

Unique Features of Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Guitar:

– Plain laminated maple top, back, and rims
– Solid maple center block
– Mahogany neck with extended tenon
– 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
– Holly headstock veneer
– ’57 Classic humbuckers
– 1960 slim-taper neck profile
– Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
– ABR-1 bridge
– Single-ply cream binding on top, back, fretboard, and headstock
– Vintage tulip tuners

Features + Technical Specs
Body & HardwarePlain maple top, back, and rims
16’(W)X 19 (L)X 1 3/4’ (D)
Single-ply cream binding on top and back
Nickel hardware
ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
*Antique Natural and Ebony finishes subject to limited availability
Neck & Headstock1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon
22 fret rosewood fingerboard
Pearloid block inlays
Single-ply cream binding
1960 slim taper neck profile
24 3/4 scale length, 1 11/16 nut width
Holly headstock veneer
Vintage tulip tuners
Electronics & Strings‘57 Classic humbucking pickups
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Vintage Reissue .010 strings
FinishesFaded Cherry, Antique Natural, Ebony, Vintage Sunburst
AccesoriesIncludes Custom Shop case
Certificate of Authenticity
Custom Care Kit


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