While there are many guitars that make a memorable first impression, the Gibson ES-335 truly takes the cake! After all, this instrument has been a showstopper ever since its release in 1958. From Chuck Berry’s groundbreaking performances of ‘Johnny B. Goode’ to the stylings of Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Roy Orbison, and countless other guitar legends - the ES-335 has contributed to numerous pioneering works of music and has easily earned its place in the pantheon of guitar history.
This semi-hollowbody guitar takes the best characteristics of Gibson’s earlier hollowbody electrics and expands the possibilities. The result? Supreme flexibility and increased output potential - all while eliminating the hum and feedback that occasionally creeps up in the hollowbody models at louder volumes. This is what makes this guitar the instrument of choice for players of rock, blues, country, alternative, and various types of jazz, progressive, and fusion. More recently, artists have taken the Gibson ES-335 to new places, introducing the instrument to metal, synthpop, EDM, and numerous other genres.
2019 Gibson ES-335 Satin Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features
- Iconic ES-335 design, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Clean and crisp Satin Finish
- Pearloid DOT Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) Humbucking Pickups
- Eye-catching finishes – Faded Cherry, Sunset Burst, Transparent Black
The 2019 Gibson ES-335 Satin Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar is a true work of art. The big, bold size. The smooth body contours. The distinct symmetrical shape, complete with its historic F-holes. And that’s just the visuals. Plug it in, dive right into your music, and you’ll be in awe of the resulting sound!
When you’re building a legend, you have to remain true-to-form, all way down to the smallest details. The 2019 ES-335 Satin utilizes hand-selected woods, a resonant 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body construction is anchored with a solid Maple center block. From a sonic standpoint, maple is a wood known for its strong sustain and bright tonal color. It is also prized for its durability, density, and tight wood grain – and that means a perfect timbre is the result in the hands of Gibson luthiers. A smooth, eye-catching Satin finish is the perfect complement to these visually stunning finishes.
A pair of Burstbucker humbucking pickups anchor the Gibson 2019 Satin ES-335, providing the guitar with an authentic recreation of the original PAF pickups that truly made those earliest Gibson electrics. A Burstbucker 1 pickup is in the neck position and a Burstbucker 2 is in the bridge position. Switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a wonderful collection of tasty humbucking tones!
When you’re dealing with an instrument of this caliber, the hardware needs to address very specific and very important responsibilities, and that starts with pure performance stability. The artisans at Gibson have it covered - the 2019 Satin ES-335 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar comes equipped with sturdy Grover 102 Rotomatic Tuners and an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, keeping the guitar’s tonal foundation anchored and ready. The nickel finish of both the hardware and pickups, along with the accompanying 5-ply pickguard, add a striking visual accent when paired with the guitar’s vibrant body finish.
The Gibson 2019 Satin ES-335 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case.