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Gibson 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar
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      Gibson 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar (517859)

A Custom Shop marvel with the fleet feel and luxury looks of the fastest 335 ever.

The precision Gibson Custom Shop 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar is identical in every way to the original. In mid-1962 Gibson's fantastically popular thinline semihollow wonder machine adopted a thinner, faster neck profile and gorgeous pearloid block inlays to enhance the rosewood fretboard. The reissue Gibson 1963 ES-335 guitar is made on the original forms by some of the world's finest luthiers.

This model benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color and new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs. Includes case.

Gibson 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar Features:

  • Plain laminated maple top, back, and rims
    Solid maple center block
    One-piece mahogany neck with extended tenon
    Hot-hide glue neck fit
    22-fret, 1-piece rosewood fingerboard
    Holly headstock veneer
    Custom Buckers
    1960 slim-taper neck profile
    Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
    ABR-1 bridge
    Acurately-colored binding on top, back, fretboard, and headstock
    Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads
    Pearloid bar inlays
    2 volume knobs
    2 tone knobs
    3-way selector
    24-3/4" scale
    1-11/16" nut width
    Includes case

Gibson 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar Includes:

    Gibson Custom Shop case
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  • Absolutely amazing!

    As reviewed by Rick O on 8/24/2009

    This historic reissue of the 1963 ES-335 is incredible! The sound is so beautiful, and the look and feel of the guitar are beyond words. If you are looking for a guitar you will instantly fall in love with, this is the one for you. I actually owned an original ES-335 in the mid-1960's, and I unfortunately had to sell it a few years later to pay for school. No guitar I have ever owned since even held a candle to it. When I saw that Gibson's custom shop was selling a reissue of it, I had to have it. From everything I can tell, it is an exact recreation. The perfect guitar, at least for me! Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • The perfect guitar?

    As reviewed by Jerry Armstrong on 4/21/2011

    I also owned an original 335 in the mid-60s and sold it when I was in college. Since then I've owned a couple dozen really nice guitars(all American made)but when I took delivery of my new 1963 335 re-issue it was like I had finally found the perfect guitar! It plays and sounds better than anything I have held since I sold my first one 40 years ago. It simply doesn't get any better than this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • 1963 Gibson ES335 CS Reissue

    As reviewed by 335Guy on 5/29/2007

    Well, I flashed when I saw this. And it is a nice guitar - but I would have expected proper MOP inlays at this price (not plastic) and burstbuckers instead of the 59's which to me lack the original Patent No humbucker sound. It is not 100% historically accurate, I have an original 62 but is close. The quality control on the finish is OK, I think ageing will help.

    23 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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