If you dig the look, vibe, and tone of Gibson's legendary ES-335, but need a smaller, sleeker, solidbody guitar for your live and studio needs, the Gibson 335S Limited Edition Solid Body Electric Guitar is your axe! Built with the look and feel of the original semi-hollow ES-335, and using solid stocks of the same tonewood employed in that thinline's laminated body and sides, the Gibson 335S is a fully solid electric, with all the advantages in tone and performance that such designs have to offer.
Dressed in gorgeous nitrocellulose finish with ‘reverse-zebra-striped’ humbucking pickups and designed as a more compact version of the traditional ‘Mickey Mouse eared’ double-cutaway ES-335, with all of the superb upper-fret access that that model has to offer, the 335S from Gibson USA is a supremely powerful performer that knows no bounds of playing style or musical genre. In short, it kicks out solid tone wherever you point it.
Gibson 335S Limited Edition Solid Body Electric Guitar Features
- Solid grade-A Maple body with laminated body and sides
- Maple neck with comfortable, rounded neck profile
- Granadillo fingerboard with dot inlays
- Zebra-coil BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 in the neck and bridge positions
- Grover classic kidney button tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
To make it a true cousin of the original semi-hollow ES-335, Gibson builds the 335S solid body with a solid Grade-A maple body. A Grade-A maple neck is glued in, and carved in a comfortably rounded profile that measures .818 inches at the 1st fret and .963 inches at the 12th, with a Granadillo fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets.
Decorative touches are minimal, although tasteful dot position inlays link it to the first ES-335s of 1958-'60. A PLEK-cut Corian nut complements the solid and sustainful pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, while classic kidney button Grover tuners round off the smooth and efficient hardware selection up top.
Pumping all this solid and singing tone of the 335S to the max is a pair of Gibson's finest renditions of the original PAF humbucking pickup, a Burstbucker 1 in the neck position, and a slightly hotter Burstbucker 2 in the bridge. Made with Alnico II magnets, just like the originals, and slightly mismatched turns of wire in each coil for added bite and sting, these sweet tone monsters give you everything from throaty warmth in the neck position, to unfettered grind and wail in the bridge, with funky ‘both on’ options in between—and they look great in their reversed ‘zebra coil’ bobbins, too.
Governed by the simple yet versatile array of an independent volume control for each pickup, master tone control, and three-way selector switch, these Burstbuckers give you all the voicings you could require for rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, fusion, or whatever direction you're headed. Check out the Gibson 335S solid body guitar today, and dig a solid slice of ES-335-styled mojo.
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