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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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