- Beautiful semi-hollowbody model marries tradition and modern
- Semi-hollow body constructed from 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
- Supple maple neck with easy-to-play rounded profile
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays to guide you
- Burstbuckers deliver sweet tones that beg to be overdriven
- ABR-1 bridge with lightweight zinc tailpiece for precise intonation
- Grover 102 Rotomatics uphold tuning integrity with steadfast dedication
- Includes hardshell case and Gibson accessory kit
The Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar is a harmonious marriage of traditional style with modern attitude, which is designed to give today's working guitarist everything they could desire. Adhering to the classic semi-hollowbody design, this legendary model is perfect for those who want their performance to truly shine.
Sumptuous body design
Since its release back in the late '50s, the ES-335 has found its way into the hands and hearts of players across many genres. Closely associated with blues, the ES-335 has been favoured by many rock players too, thanks to the innovative centre-block design that enables amplification without the unwanted noise or feedback. The body is constructed using 3-ply maple/poplar/maple for the top, back and sides, which creates a beautifully balanced tonal palette, as well as a lightweight feel in the hands. Spruce bracing ensures that the body top can resonate freely, whilst preventing buckling or warping from occurring over time.
Supple yet supportive neck
Fitted to the body is a heavenly maple neck, which is shaped to the rounded ""C"" profile for a reassuringly comfortable grip. The rolled binding enables seamless transitions along the neck for a speedy playing feel. The neck is paired with a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with pearloid dot position inlays to guide your way in style. For those who like to lay out their chops with a free-flowing feel, it doesn't get much more accommodating than with this setup.
Gibson has equipped the 2018 ES-335 Dot with Burstbucker pickups, which translate the lushly textured timbre of the guitar superbly when amplified. The acoustic response is captured in all its glory, whilst the pickups beg to be given an overdriven nudge to really bring out the best in this awesome guitar. Control comes in the form of independent volume and tone pots for each pickup, as well as a three-way pickup selector switch. Fat and bluesy to tight and articulate, these beauties are as versatile as they are powerful. The hand-wired electronics with ceramic capacitors ensure that any attenuation is done with absolute subtlety.
The body is equipped with an ABR-1 bridge that features plated brass saddles, which is paired with a die-cast zinc tailpiece. The result is a lightweight yet exceptionally strong and reliable system to uphold intonation and sustain across each and every string. The headstock is home to Grover 102 Rotomatic tuning machines, which maintain tuning with steadfast dedication. You can bend the strings to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that they will keep coming back for more.
Each Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar is supplied with a hardcase to protect your model at home and on the go, as well as an accessory kit to help keep it in pristine condition.