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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry

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Overview

Capture the sounds of ’61 with this impeccable reissue.

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue accurately captures the revolutionary design of the first semi-hollowbody guitar. It features an impeccable aged finish using techniques developed by Gibson Master Artisan Tom Murphy. If you're a passionate player looking for an heirloom-quality Gibson, the ’61 ES-335 might check all of your boxes.

Let’s start with the finish


This ES-335 was treated to an Ultra Light aging—you'll see checkered lacquer patterns, but only minimal signs of play wear. It's easy to imagine this guitar being the vintage find-of-a-lifetime, purchased at a small town estate sale. And if you want to keep that as your story, we won't spill the beans.

Historically accurate construction


The 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 other


If 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 players


Gibson 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.

Features

  • 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 tuners are period-correct and aged to match the finish

Get the classic rock playing experience you've been looking for. Order the 1961 ES-335 Reissue today.

Specs

Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Semi-Hollow
  • Body wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple
Neck
  • Neck shape: Authentic '61 Skinny-C
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual volume, Individual tone 
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • 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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