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Semi-Hollowbody Guitar with Maple/Poplar/Maple Body, Mahogany Neck, Indian Rosewood Fretboard and 2 CustomBuckers
Let’s start with the finishThis 1961 ES-335 was treated to a Heavy aging—the nitro finish has prominent checking patterns, along with buckle rash, light arm wear, neck wear and headstock wear. It looks like a guitar that has seen plenty of gigs over the last 60 years.
Historically accurate constructionThe Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. The 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body is lightweight, making it easy to sling on your shoulder. We dig the 1961 Skinny C-shape neck—it's faster than the ’59 model. The Indian rosewood fretboard has "extra-rolled" binding, giving off a distinctive vintage vibe.
A tone like no otherIf chocolate and peanut butter go together well, so do PAFs and a semi-hollowbody guitar. Sure, that metaphor is a reach, but there is something magic about CustomBuckers in the Reissue ES-335. Warm and woody, you'll feel the resonance immediately. It's easy to dial in Clapton's "woman tone," but you can also coax vibrant, clean sounds, too.
This is a no compromise Gibson for passionate playersGibson made 888 ES-335 guitars in 1961; finding an original one in playing condition today requires luck and a large wallet. This Gibson Custom Murphy Lab Reissue will give you the exact same experience, and it's available now at Musician's Friend. It includes a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.
- 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body for lightweight comfort and acoustic resonance, aged finish
- 1961 Skinny C-shape neck for fast play
- Dual CustomBuckers for warm and woody sounds
- Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson single line tuners that are aged to match the finish
Capture the sounds of ’61 with this impeccable reissue.
Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Heavy Aged Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:Body
- Body Type: Double Cutaway Semi-Hollow
- Body wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Neck shape: Authentic '61 Skinny-C
- Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Material: Indian rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
- Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
- Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual volume, Individual tone
- Bridge type: Fixed bridge
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Tuning machines: Vintage-style
- Color: Nickel
- Number of strings: 6 string
- Case: Hardshell case
- Orientation: Right handed
- Country of Origin: United States
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.