Gibson Luther Dickinson 335 / P-90 VOS Electric Guitar  

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Steeped in the authentic blues of North Mississippi Hill Country originals like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner, Luther Dickinson and his North Mississippi Allstars made a major impact... Click To Read More About This Product

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Steeped in the authentic blues of North Mississippi Hill Country originals like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner, Luther Dickinson and his North Mississippi Allstars made a major impact on the music world when they hit the scene in the late 1990s. His searing tone and dynamic playing style have become instantly recognizable, and Dickinson has lent his formidable chops to class acts like Beck, the Replacements and Mojo Nixon.

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 packs Dickinsons own heady blend of innovation and tradition into a fresh”yet timeless”guitar whose surprising versatility fits multiple genres of music like a glove.

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 is built in the image of the renowned late-50s ES-335, with a semi-hollow body for depth and resonance and a solid maple center block to aid sustain and combat feedback. Rather than the ES-335s humbucking pickups, however, it carries a pair of Dickinsons beloved P-90 single-coil pickups with œdog-ear covers, for a distinctively biting, punchy tone.

To top it all off, Luther wanted the guitars finish to match the finish on a vintage ES-175 owned by his father, Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson, so Gibson Memphis pulled out all the stops. The deep, rich, vintage-toned œJim Dickinson Burst drips with tradition, and looks and feels gently aged right out of the case, thanks to Gibsons proprietary VOS process.

Body and Neck
Built in the image of the original 335s of the late 1950s, the Luther Dickinson ES-335 features a top, back and sides made from laminated maple with a solid maple center block, and traditional f-holes. The glued-in neck is made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany, topped with a hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard with late-50s pearloid dot position markers. The bodys top and back and the fingerboard are all trimmed in vintage cream binding. The guitars nylon nut is cut on the PLEK automated trimming system for unparalleled precision.

Pickups and Electronics
A pair of Gibsons legendary P-90 pickups with œdog-ear covers graces the Luther Dickinson ES-335. Since their arrival in the mid 40s, these pickups have won fans for their thick, slightly gritty midrange and distinctive bite. These P-90s are extremely accurate recreations of the originals, made with dual Alnico II magnets and Custom wound with 42 AWG wire and left unpotted for added character and are hum canceling when in the middle position. They are routed through the traditional complement of two independent volume and two independent tone controls, with a three-way Switchcraft toggle for pickup selection.

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 carries an ABR bridge and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, with high-quality Kluson tuners featuring single-ring tulip buttons, all gently aged in Gibsons VOS process. The controls have amber Top-Hat knobs with no inserts, and the guitar has a traditional bell truss rod cover and 5-ply B/W/B/W/B pickguard.

Each guitar comes protected in a hardshell case and includes a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • "Dog ear" P-90 pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
  • Body
    Body Type: Double Chamber, Semi-Hollow
    Top: 3-ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple
    Back: 3-ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple
    Binding: Tan ABS
    Species: Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
    Truss Rod: Traditional
    Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Species: Hand-selected dark rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.051
    Inlays: 1/4" Pearloid dots
    Binding: .04, Tan
    Other: Standard fret wire/Tortoiseshell side dots
    Material: Corian
    Width: 1.695
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Logo: Mother-of-Pearl 'Gibson'
    Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl
    Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Truss Rod Cover
    Angle: 17 Degrees
    Model: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
    Plating: Nickel
    Tuning Ratio: 15:01
    Type: ABR tune-o-matic
    Material: Nickel
    Type: Bigsby Vibrato
    Material: Aluminum
    Knobs: Amber Top Hat with Dial Pointers
    Pickguard: Black 5-ply B/W/B/W/B
    Pickup Mounting Rings: Black Plastic
    Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson Strings
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
    Neck Position: "Dog Ear" P-90 (Alnico II)
    Bridge Position: "Dog Ear" P-90 (Alnico II)
    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    Capacitors: Bumblebee
    Type: 500k Audio Taper
    Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
    Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Toggle with Vintage Cap
    Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft Jack
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Jim Dickinson BurstCase
    Type: ES-335 Historic
    Case Exterior: Historic Tan
    Case Interior: Historic Pink Liner
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