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Gibson 2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar  

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This simple, elegant semi-hollow features '57 Classic and Super '57 Classic pickups with matched bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enha...Click To Read More About This Product

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    Streamlined and ready to seize the stage.

    This simple, elegant semi-hollow features '57 Classic and Super '57 Classic pickups with matched bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs. Appointments include a great-feeling C neck profile with torrified maple fretboard, an improved truss rod, rolled neck binding, low-profile frets, Grover tuners and locking stopbar tailpiece for better sustain. Includes hardshell case.

    FEATURES
    Body
    • Body shape: ES-335
    • Body type: Semi-Hollow
    • Body material: Maple
    • Top wood: Maple
    • Body wood: Maple
    • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Orientation: Right Handed
    Neck
    • Neck shape: Soft C 
    • Neck wood: Maple
    • Joint: Set
    • Scale length: 24.75"
    • Truss rod: Single
    • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Fretboard
    • Material: Torrified Maple
    • Radius: 12"
    • Fret size: Medium
    • Number of frets: 22
    • Inlays: Dot
    • Nut width: 1.675"
    • Nut Material: Corian
    Pickups
    • Configuration: 2 Humbuckers
    • Neck: 57 Classic Humbucker
    • Middle: Not applicable
    • Bridge: Super '57 Classic
    • Brand: Gibson
    • Active or passive: Passive
    • Series or parallel: Series
    • Active EQ: No
    • Special electronics: None
    Controls
    • Control layout: 2 Volume and 2 Tone
    • Pickup switch: 3-Way Switch
    • Coil tap or split: No
    • Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    • Bridge type: Fixed
    • Bridge design: ABR-1
    • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
    • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
    • Color: Nickel
    Other
    • Number of strings: 6
    • Special features: None
    • Case: Hardshell
    • Accessories: None
    • Country of origin: USA

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    Gibson2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good bargain with the usual Gibson flaws

    By freakengine

    from Glendale, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • poorly cut nut
    • tuning issues on unwound strings

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      For me, this is the best 335 available from Gibson today. Everyone will tell you that just about every Gibson guitar has the same issues - 1.the strings binding in the nut creating tuning instability and 2.the headstock breaking off if the guitar gets an impact there. Gibson simply won't fix these very basic issues because people cry about the changes not being true to the original Gibson guitars of the 50s and 60s. Now we have to live with these awful design choices even today!

      Well, since this 335 isn't any sort of historic replica of an old model, Gibson used maple for the neck (much stronger than mahogany) and they beefed up the thickness near the headstock. I wish they'd gone one step farther and cut the nut slots at an angle, but I hear they don't do that because the Plek machines can't handle it. So despite some advances, this guitar still had tuning issues right out of the box. It could use an entirely new nut as the corian one just isn't very good. The plain strings on mine won't stay in tune for more than one song. I'm going to try opening the slots very slightly, but the recommendation is the replace the nut. That's more than ridiculous on a guitar that costs this much. I own an Epiphone Iommi SG that doesn't have this issue because they cut the nut properly (no Plek) and they used a graphite nut!

      But there is value here. The neck plays like a dream. Probably better than any of my other guitars. It just feels right and it's extremely easy to fret. I set mine up with 10s and don't suggest using anything lighter. The pickups sound great and now that Gibson gave us all four knobs on the Studio version, the range of tones matches that from the more expensive 335s. Honestly, I don't see any reason to spend more. This guitar looks great with its translucent finish and black binding (I have the red one) and the other 335s will have the same issues that this less expensive model has.

      (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      oh yeah that sweet tone you can only get with a Gibson

      By Tommy

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          Gibson stepping up a notch.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointment

          By Richard

          from Florida

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

              I can not believe that Gibson let that guitar out of the factory. The neck buzzed all the way to the top and I was not sure that adjustment would help. There were three major blemishes in the finish that could not be easily fixed.
              Thank goodness I bought it from Musician's Friend who took it back. Ordered an Ibanez which is back ordered.

              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its a reality

              By Tommy

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              Pros

              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-335 Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                Gibson stepped it up a notch.

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