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

  • Body
    Body shape: Double cutaway
    Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
    Body material: Laminated
    Top wood: Maple, poplar, maple
    Body wood: Mahogany
    Body finish: Gloss
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: C rounded
    Neck wood: Mahogany
    Joint: Set-in
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Truss rod: Les Paul
    Neck finish: Gloss
    Fretboard
    Material: Rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Fret size: Medium jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Block
    Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: HH
    Neck: BurstBucker 1
    Middle: Not applicable
    Bridge: BurstBucker 2
    Brand: Gibson
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: None
    Controls
    Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
    Pickup switch: 3-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Fixed
    Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
    Tailpiece: Stopbar
    Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe
    Color: Nickel/chrome
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Body and neck binding
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
    Country of origin: United States




Gibson Custom 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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