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 mac... Read More
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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