Gibson / ES-335 / 1959 / Cherry Red / Guitar
Up for your consideration is this georgous 1959 Gibson ES-335.
We have had a lot of ES-335 through our shop through the years. This 335 has a very beautilful tone
This guitar is all original except the tuners which is not original to the guitar but from the same time period.
There is a little unfilled hole from an attempt til install a Bigsby 5 sometime in the past.
Before 1952 Gibson produced only hollow body guitars, which are prone to feedback when amplified loudly. That year saw the introduction of their first solid body, the Gibson Les Paul, based on Les Paul\'s experiment, "The Log," which was merely a fence post with a neck, hardware, and pickup attached. By 1958 Gibson was making a few solid body models which had much lower feedback and better sustain but lacked the darker, warmer tone and unamplified volume of hollow bodies. The ES-335 is an attempt to find a middle ground: a warmer tone than a solid body with almost as little feedback. Though semi-hollow bodies like the ES-335 are essentially a compromise of earlier designs, for the same reason they are extremely flexible as evidenced by the ES-335\'s popularity in a wide range of music, including blues, jazz, and rock.
Models and variations
The 335 was an important landmark in electric instrument technology. Its innovative body design was complemented by a slim, comfortable neck with excellent access to the upper frets. At a basic price of $267.50 it quickly became a best-seller, and has been in continuous production since 1958.
Some models feature a coil tap switch, which allows the humbuckers to produce a "single-coil" sound. The ES-335 Pro, ES 335 td CRS and CRR models were equipped with Gibson "Dirty Fingers" humbuckers, which had a significantly higher output than the standard pickups.
KMC MUSIK, Denmark
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