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Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst Nickel Hardware

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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 f...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Custom Shop marvel with the fleet feel and luxury looks of the fastest 335 ever.

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.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple, poplar, maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Les Paul
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: BurstBucker 1
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: BurstBucker 2
  • 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: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body and neck binding
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
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Gibson Custom1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Meets or exceeds Expectations - a lifelong keeper

By Kiwi

from Boston, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues
    • Solid Investment

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I have too many guitars. We all know the drill. But when I came across this baby, Custom Shop and all, there was no stopping me. I just love the neck profile, feels like my second favorite guitar, a 1980 Les Paul Custom. I have kind of big skinny hands that just get all bunched up if the neck is too small.. Fit and finish are very nice, although one knob has a crack which is lame of the Custom Shop to let that go. This might be the last guitar I buy - I don't know what I could find that would make me happier, already owning two Pauls. It's also an investment - good as money in the bank. In five years I bet I could at least get what I paid, if not a profit. In ten years, definitely a profit. Thanks for reading my ramblings, go practice your scales now!!!

    (8 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not perfectly reisssued for a reason

    By JStrat-wQoim

    from Then Big Apple

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    The reason why Gibson doesn't (and won't) make their reissues exactly the way Gibson made them back in their original years is because scammers will try to sell them off as originals. It's a problem Gibson and it's loyal customers have been facing for years now. They don't mean to insult anyone with a sharp eye. Like Grandma giving away her secret recipe everyone loves ... she'll always leave out an ingredient or two!!! They're still some of the best instruments Nashville is making ... even without all the perfections.

    (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer ES-335!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    While this reissue isn't quite historically accurate in some regards - it should, for example, have the serial number impressed on the back of the headstock, a wire retainer bridge with nylon saddles, double ring tuners, etc. - it's a killer guitar in its own right and actually feels much closer to vintage than its Memphis-made counterparts. The neck profile is perfect - not super skinny or clubby - and the guitar really sings.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    set up was horrible but?

    By guitarmyway.com

    from Vancouver BC

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I was just sent a brand new hand made custom shop maple vintage sunburt es 335 directly from the USA factory to my home. I own 9 other guitars all top end but this beats my strats, and other customs by a mile. I was very disappointed with the setup though as I expected, it was not set up. The card said the intonnation, and everything was done but it was unplayable. Took it to my tech and he spent an hour on it and now it plays like a dream. Best guitar I have ever had in 30 years of playing.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Impressive.

    By Vintagesound335.

    from Seattle, Washington

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    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I generally prefer the vintage instruments to reissues, but this guitar was very impressive. The set up was great, the sound was incredible, and the action was tremendous. I played it through a vintage Marshall Plexi, and a 1987X it sounded excellent through both for the Blues, Rock stuff. I also played it through a 1965 Twin Reverb for Jazz... WOW, I mean this is an excellent sounding guitar. The semi-hollow body delivers big, full, sound while remaining clean and warm. When playing some old Blues this git-fiddle sounds absolutely creamy and delicious through any old Marshall, or reissue I didn't use any effects because you really do not need to, this guitar has it all. The 335 also delivers incredily wonderful, warm tones for Jazzy material. This truly is a well rounded instrument that will be cherished for years to come.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Player's Guitar

    By Rhubarb Polfus

    from Phoenix, AZ

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Historic Block Reissue Electric Guitar:

    The quality and workmanship of this guitar was very impressive. The setup was perfect right out of the box. This guitar is versatile and the sound is fantastic. If you have never played this guitar you do not know what you are missing.

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