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Gibson ES-335 Government Series Gunmetal Grey

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In August, 2011, Federal Agents raided Gibson Guitar and confiscated fingerboards, necks and even entire guitars. After months of negotiations Gibson received those necks and bodies back. They have us... Click To Read More About This Product

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In August, 2011, Federal Agents raided Gibson Guitar and confiscated fingerboards, necks and even entire guitars. After months of negotiations Gibson received those necks and bodies back. They have used these blanks to create a new series of guitars to remind us that we are "endowed by our creater with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This remarkable instrument is Gunmetal Grey, with Dirty Fingers pickups and Nickel Hardware. Emblazoned on the pickguard is a gold "American Made" emblem, and every one of these 300 Special Run guitars comes with a unique Certificate of Authenticity.

Key features
Fingerboard: Taken by US Government Agents in August of 2011, returned one year later
Finish: Gunmetal Grey with black binding and black Corian nut
Case: Currency Green with black plush interior
Pickups: Two of Gibson's hottest pickups for scorching tones
Pickguard: Depicting Eagle with Government Series Ribbon
Truss rod: Improved neck adjustability, tension resilience and tone
Truss rod cover: F-Hole emblem engraved truss rod cover
Tuners: Better quality tuner with 18:1 ratio and historic look
Neck: Redesigned neck dimensions for improved strength
Fingerboard binding: Rolled binding for a more comfortable feel

Features

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollowbody
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply
Body wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Vintage-style
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.675" (42.5mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Dirty Fingers ceramic
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Dirty Fingers ceramic
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: TonePros AVR2
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited production
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States
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GibsonES-335 Government Series
 
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government series ( # I)

By keckindean

from Tonganoxie

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Comments about Gibson ES-335 Government Series:

I ordered this guitar for several reasons. #1 is because of the story behind the series. #2 is I LOVE the 335 series, special issue or not (think George Harrison). #3 is for an investment for my kids when its time. #4, I have another one on the way.

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