Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue Electric Guitar


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The ES-335 was an important part of the six-string landscape by the time Gibson’s engineers gave the instrument its first major renovation in 1963, creating the prototypes of the Custom Shop’s 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue. Just five years earlier the ES-335’s semi-hollow body design was a remarkable innovation and became the perfect guitar for players seeking the gorgeous, round, mellow tones associated with hollow bodies - ideal for jazz and blues - complimented by the edge and sustain of a full-blooded solid body.

Sales absolutely spiked in 1963 following the two refinements represented in the 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue. The first was cosmetic. The dots on the fingerboard of the ES-335 were replaced with block inlays, introduced for easier visibility and an extra touch of eye-catching class. And the neck was tapered to the thinner profile that was standard for Gibson’s in the ’60s. The result was the classic instrument now honored by the Gibson Custom Shop’s exacting reproduction.

To ensure the 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue has plenty of sonic bite, it’s got two Burst Bucker humbuckers controlled by two volume pots, two tone pots, and a three-way pickup selector switch. The guitar comes strung with Gibson Vintage Reissue .010s and is guaranteed the ultimate quality and ready-to-play set up thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Pleck machines before leaving the Memphis Custom Shop’s floor.

The body is adorned with nickel hardware, an ABR-1 bridge, and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. That 1960 slim profile neck with a special long neck tenon has a 24 ¾-scale length and is 1 11/16th - inches wide at the nut. It is one-piece mahogany supporting a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with the guitar’s namesake pearloid block inlays and a single-ply cream binding. There’s a handsome holly veneer on the headstock and vintage tulip shaped tuners.

There’s a single-ply cream binding on the top and back. It has the same solid maple center block that gave the original ’58s their feedback resistant qualities and contributed greatly to their unique tonal characteristics. The body is closer to the slightly smaller 1959 Fat Neck design at 16 inches wide and 19 inches long, but sports the original ’58’s depth of 1 3/4 inches.

Like all of the Gibson Custom Shop’s top-of-the-line guitars, it also comes with a Custom Shop case, a custom care kit, and a certificate of authenticity.

  • One-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Kluson Deluxe machine heads
  • Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
  • Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
  • Accurate body and fingerboard binding
  • Burstbucker 1 & 2 Pickups
  • Gibson Custom hardshell case included

Get your Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Custom Care Kit
  • Certificate of Authenticity
Series 1963 ES-335 Block


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    This guitar is like the guitar that Chuck Berry, Alvin Lee, Al Dimeola and Eric Clapton played.

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