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Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival' Electric Guitar

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Overview

A very-limited edition of one of rock's most iconic guitars.

When Ten Years After took their heavy, manic blues-rock to the stage at Woodstock in 1969, they unleashed a performance that came to define not just the legendary festival, but the spirit and sound of a movement. Following their set, which ended in a blistering rendition of ‘I’m Going Home,’ Ten Years After catapulted to stardom and Alvin Lee joined Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards as one of the most influential guitar gods of the time. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, Gibson is proud to present this Alvin Lee ES-335 ‘69 Festival’ model, built to the exact specifications of the guitar Lee used during his jaw-dropping performance. It includes all the stickers, aging, modifications and mojo of the original. Only 50 of these limited edition models will be sold worldwide

Features

  • Aged nitro-finished, semi-hollow, maple/poplar/maple body
  • Mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Burstbucker humbuckers (n/b), Seymour Duncan single-coil (m)
  • ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, Bigsby B7 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style Kluson tuners

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Specs

Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival' Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body shape: Double Cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-Hollow
  • Body wood: Laminated Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: Vintage Medium C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HSH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker Open Coil
  • Middle: Seymour Duncan Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker Open Coil
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States
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