Beginning in 1960, Gibson looked to slim down the chunky round neck profile on the revolutionary ES-335 of the 1950's. In 1961, the ES-335 featured a thinner flatter neck that players immediately appreciated for having a comfortable feel and fast action. The 2018 1961 ES-335 is a historically accurate recreation of the ES-335 that combined 1950's looks with 1960's playability. The "mouse ear" body shape, rounded 60's Slim Taper neck profile, and dark rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, ensure that there is no mistaking this guitar's lineage. Featuring a MTC Historic control assembly and our PAF-style MHS Humbucking pickups for classic Gibson tones.
Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Centerblock: Silver Leaf Maple
Bracing: Quarter Sawn Adirondack Spruce
Binding: Single-ply Tan
Neck:Quarter Sawn Mahogany
Neck Profile: 60's Slim Taper, Rolled Binding
Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Nut Width: 1.687"
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge: ABR-1 with plated brass saddles
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum
Tuners: Kluson Double Ring Keystone Buttons
Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Neck Pickup: MHS Humbucker Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: MHS Humbucker Lead
Controls: MTC Historic 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with matched 550K potentiometers and Black Beauty capacitors
Extras: Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson Strap, Gibson Polish Cloth, Gibson Multi-tool
This is a pre-owned guitar being sold in 'Excellent' condition.
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