Gibson ES-335 Dot ReissueGibson
Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue Cherry 2011
There’s nothing sexier than a red guitar, and with sheer-velvet playability and a satin-smooth tone this baby sure is appealing. This guitar is proof Gibson still knows how to build an elegant axe...
The Gibson ES-335 was the first thinline semi-hollow guitar to hit production lines back in 1958, and has since become one of Gibson’s most iconic guitars. From Chuck Berry to Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton to Dave Grohl, the 335 is a classic for two reasons - tone & playability. This particular 335 features a slim 60s style neck complete with a binding and the ever classic Gibson feel & playability. Grover tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge ensure this guitar will hold its tune well into the setlist, and the semi-hollow design and Gibson pickups guarantees your voice will be heard over the noise.
This axe has the distinctly versatile 335 sound. The neck pickup is warm, juicy, and full-bodied. Clean tones are round and full, with a well balanced EQ and focused midrange that saturates warmly when overdriven. Roll the tone off and you’ve got that classic Woman Tone that opens up to the roar of a wooly mammoth when pushed through a fuzz. The middle position is breathy and clear, with a sturdy feel and a little more cut. The bridge brings a particular bite and sizzle that sounds powerful even when clean. When pushed to the point of break-up the bridge picks up a sass and attitude that cuts through the mix beautifully.
This is one sexy guitar, and it’s got the voice to match the attitude. If you’re looking for a weak, passive instrument look elsewhere - this honey’s harder to handle. But if you can handle the sass this guitar will serve you well. Elegant, strong, and gorgeous, this guitar is begging to be played. Take it home with you tonight, you know you want it.