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2012 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue

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Serial #: 42456, orange oval label

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Cherry, gloss nitro finish

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; maple top back, and sides; solid rosewood fingerboard; solid maple center block.

Hardware: All original aged nickel hardware includes twin '57 Classic PAF pickups; Kluson Deluxe tuners; vintage correct aluminum stop tailpiece; Tone Pros AVR-2 Tuneomatic bridge; black reflector volume and tone knobs; 5 ply beveled pickguard with nickel support bracket.

Notes: Introduced in 1958, the ES-335TD ("Thin Double-cutaway") cemented Gibson's reputation for cutting-edge innovation combined with classic traditional design. The thin body was easier for players to hold, the inner block enhanced sustain and reduced feedback, and the new PAF humbucking pickups set a new standard for quiet operation, high output, and sweet, fat tone. Small wonder that the 335 became an instant classic, and has remained one of the worlds' most popular electric guitars to this day.

In 1963, Gibson introduced the handsome block inlay fingerboard, and the popular slim-taper neck. Retaining the generous 1 11/16" fingerboard width, the slim-taper neck reduced the bulk of the neck profile slightly from front to back (.850 depth at the first fret) at for an incomparably comfortable playing experience. The full access 22 fret neck has the classic compact headstock with 17 degree angle, and the guitar is fitted with vintage correct nickel hardware throughout, including improved 16:1 Kluson Deluxe tuners for more precise tuning, and the Tone Pros AVR-2 Tuneomatic bridge for enhanced compensation and sustain, while retaining the classic 60's appearance.

The frets are the classic 50's style Gibson mediums, the body and neck are nicely balanced, and the instrument sits smartly on the lap or the shoulder. Neck binding is gently rolled as well, for a more elegant feel in the hand. The '57 Classic PAF pickups pickups produce a smooth, high output signal with lots of snap and sustain, with clarity enhanced by a specially designed tone capacitor for the neck pickup that improves high frequency harmonics.

In gleaming, 100% original condition, the guitar has the smooth, bluesy tone, and comfy feel, for which this model is justly famed. Complete with Certificate of Authenticity: one only, call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original deluxe arched black Gibson-logo plush lined hardshell case.











































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