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Gibson Memphis ES335 12-String Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The Gibson Memphis ES335 12-String Electric Guitar is a remarkable creation by Gibson Memphis, combining glorious 12-string chime with the voicing of the semi-hollow body of the ES335 design! This guitar sounds like no other twelve string before. BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups with coil splitting via push/pull pots are perfect for the 12-string design, yielding great chime and vintage warmth and bite. The Gibson ES335 12 string also features 60’s style block inlays to complete the vintage look.

Gibson Memphis ES335 12-String Electric Guitar Features

  • 100 percent American made in Memphis, TN
  • 1961 Style ES-335 Body Construction
  • Comfortable neck, 1.75 in. at the nut
  • Burst Bucker 1 and 2 pickups to get that ‘Jangly’ 12 String Sound with Splittable Coils via Push/Pull pots
  • Vintage look with 60's styled inlays
  • Gold with silver insert knobs
  • Hardshell case

Product Specifications
100% American made in Memphis, TN1961 Style ES-335 Body ConstructionComfortable neck, 1.75" at the nutBurst Bucker 1 and 2 pickups to get that "Jangly" 12 String Sound with Splittable Coils via Push/Pull potsVintage look with 60's styled inlaysGold w/silver insert knobsHardshell caseFinishes: Vintage Sunburst Vintage Gloss and Antique Cherry Vintage Gloss
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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Subject
Very Nice Guitar
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I debated long and hard over the finish options and decided on Sunburst.As a kid I had a '66 Cherry 335. I wanted an electric 12 string for use in the studio. I sold a Phantom 12 String last year that was a good guitar. Narrowed down my choices to the 335 or a Rick 360/12. The Rick is an iconic American guitar, but I decided upon the 335 for a couple of reasons. The neck width on the 335 is 1.75 at the first fret so chords in the first 3 frets are not crowded for me as it was on my Phantom or a Rick. I spoke to two seasoned repair guys and they liked both guitars but gave the nod to the 335 for ease in changing strings and set up and adjustments. They told me, as did Gibson... That as long as I stay with the recommended string gauges I can safely tune to A440. And that people tend to hang onto the Gibson's. So I went to Gbase and found 28 Ricks for sale and 5 335's. It did need a set up when I got it.Easy to play and very resonate.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The neck had too much relief. And the nut needed a little cleaning up and love. No finish flaws. Excellent frets and fret edge binding.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Very comfortable neck. Wider than the '65- 70 models at the first fret. Easy to play after a proper set up.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Chimey and resonate unplugged. At the repair shop I took it to for the set up, it was liked very much. Good pickups and tone.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
I looked extensively for finish flaws. Sometimes Gibson Quality Control will let something slip by. But I am picky on brand new guitars and at the price Gibson asks for their stuff, I am going to hold their feet to the fire.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
It was more expensive than the Rick. But is an awesome instrument. The case operates better than the one with my R9.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
Out of the box action sucked. It needed a set up to be playable.
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