First released back in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 is the original semi-hollowbody electric guitar. With a body width of 16.5 inches and a length of 20 inches, this big, powerful instrument is all about creating a special timbre with plenty of resonance. Even with its larger than life size and presence, the guitar's weight is similar to, if not a bit less than, many solidbody instruments. The artisanship of a Gibson ES-335 starts with the highest quality woods - a body of maple and poplar that is framed out with solid internal bracing, all brought together with crisp single-ply cream binding. The solid maple center block is the calling card of ES-335, giving the guitar more freedom and consistency at higher volumes like a Les Paul or other traditional solidbody guitar. Fitted with a pair of Gibson humbuckers, the ES-335 semi-hollowbody grants you access to a variety of vibrant sounds to choose from - the instrument can be tailored to touch on vintage, classic, and more modern styles of tone as you see fit!