Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee Big Red ES-335 Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews

the shine of 1969’s Woodstock Festival

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One of the enduring images of 1969’s Woodstock Festival is of Alvin Lee blasting out the solo section of “Going Home†on his 1959 ES-335 (which Lee nicknamed Big Red). When he cranked out the scorching solo to “Going Home” at Woodstock, his iconic axe became preserved for all time on celluloid. The Custom Shop has lovingly recreated Big Red, including the stickers and artwork found on the body of the original, the added third pickup, custom pickguard, and the replacement ‘60s block inlay neck. The Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee Big Red ES-335 Guitar is here in the flesh, reproduced with utmost precision right down to the cool stickers and faded cherry finish.

Unique Features of Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee Big Red ES-335 Guitar:

– Laminated maple top, back, and rims
– ABR-1 bridge
– TP-6 tailpiece
– One-piece 1960 mahogany neck with long tenon
– Bound rosewood fretboard
– Naked ’57 Classic humbuckers at the neck and bridge
– Single-coil Seymour Duncan in the middle position
– Holly headstock veneer
– Top and back binding
– Aged gold and chrome hardware
– Aged stickers on finish
– Kidney bean tuners
– Alvin Lee certificate of authenticity

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
Faded Cherry finish
Chrome hardware
ABR-1 bridge
TP-6 tailpiece
Neck & Headstock1-piece mahogany neck
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
Kidney bean tuners
*Black finish on back of neck
Electronics & Strings‘57 Classic humbucking pickups (R,T)
Seymour Duncan single coil (M)
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Vintage Reissue .010 strings
AccesoriesIncludes Custom Shop case
Alvin Lee Certificate of Authenticity

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