Gibson Memphis started from scratch to reproduce one of the most iconic guitars of all time, the ES335. The Gibson Memphis 50th Anniversary 1963 ES335 Electric Guitar is a reissue that celebrates 50 years of the beloved ’63 model. Gibson Memphis thoroughly studied original 1963 ES335’s to get all the specs, finish, build, materials, feel and tone just right. The end result is nothing short of amazing!
Gibson Memphis started by getting a perfect condition, original ’63, digitized the shape and had a new press made to could replicate arguably the most important feature of this guitar, the slender horns. These new accurate sides are glued to a lightweight maple centerblock with an original style ‘window’ re-designed just for the 50th Anniversary 1963 ES-335 reissue.
Gibson Memphis 50th Anniversary 1963 ES335 Features
Vintage Accurate Hardware
- Historically color correct binding developed after studying many vintage guitars
- Neck with its amazing comfortable shape with the small round heel and a perfect blend of the full size late 50’s and thin tapered 1961
- CTS potentiometers coupled with Black Beauty capacitors and Burst Bucker 1 and 2 pickups
- VOS finish are remarkably accurate to the originals
- Historically accurate black hard case with vintage low knap yellow liner
Adding to the accuracy of this model, Gibson Memphis we sought out and or had correct hardware created just for this guitar starting with Tone Pro double ring, double line Kluson tuners, nylon nut, pearloid block inlays, an ABR bridge with nylon inserts, coupled with a lightweight stop bar tailpiece held in place with historic style long studs and anchors for to recreate the tone created taking that extra step in recreating vintage tone.
The finishes were developed to replicate perfectly the look of an original. The Cherry used on this guitar took months of developing and testing to achieve the perfect, hand rubbed Cherry that has hints of Ruby that is reminiscent of the early to late 60’s Gibson ES guitars. Likewise the sunburst is an exacting replication of the amazingly well preserved colors on the 1963 Gibson used to model this new guitar! To complete the look and feel the hardware and finish are both Vintage Original Specification and the guitars come in historically correct Black cases with yellow lining.