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Gibson Kalamazoo 1961 ES-335 Gloss Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sixties Cherry (SN:80761)

You are looking at a Gibson Kalamazoo 1961 ES-335 Gloss Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sixties Cherry, serial number 80761. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 2.5 oz.)

SKU: G80761XXX-P

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MSRP: Old Price $7,889.00 Discounted Price $5,599.00 Save : $2,290.00 (29%)
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MSRP: Old Price $7,889.00 Discounted Price $5,599.00 Save : $2,290.00 (29%)
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Upon its release in 1958, the ES-335 changed the way players looked at the electric guitar. With a Thinline, semi-hollow body, and powerful pickups, the ES-335 added a new dimension to the guitar world. This gorgeous recreation features a 1961 Kalamazoo build with historically accurate vintage specs, and Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers. This guitar is for the player that wants a brand new guitar that just time-traveled here from 1961.

1961 Kalamazoo Build
This instrument was made to look like an original 1961 ES-335, the day it left the Kalamazoo factory. The always-recognizable body shape of this ES-335 boasts a large lower bout and shallow double cutaway. It's built from 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, with dual F-holes carved on top. This guitar is draped in a beautiful Sixties Cherry gloss finish. Single-ply tan binding surrounds the smoothly contoured body. It's paired with a 24.75" quarter sawn mahogany neck for great sustain and lovely sound.

Historically Accurate Vintage Specs
All aspects of this guitar were engineered to be period-correct, creating a true 1961 aesthetic. The neck of this guitar sports a vintage shape, with its rounded early '60s profile. It has a dark rosewood fretboard with aged pearloid dot inlays. The frets are medium jumbo - 18% nickel silver and the nut is made from nylon. The bridge on this guitar is an ABR-1 with plated brass saddles, working in tandem with an aluminum stopbar tailpiece. The headstock bears the Gibson name, surrounded by Kluson double ring tuners with tulip buttons, in true vintage-style.

Memphis Historic Spec Humbuckers
To amplify the natural, resonant tone emanating from the semi-hollow body, Gibson outfitted this ES-335 with dual MHS humbuckers, voiced for rhythm at the neck and lead at the bridge. The Memphis Historic Spec humbuckers are rigged with the Gibson MTC Historic. That circuit was hand-wired with matched 550k potentiometers and black beauty capacitors. It's got a volume and tone for each pickup, with a toggle switch to choose between each pickup individually, or both together. The tonal clarity and vintage voice of this guitar will continuously impress you.


  • 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Semi-Hollow Body w/ Lightweight Maple Centerblock
  • 24.75" Scale Quarter Sawn Mahogany Neck in Rounded Early '60s Profile
  • Dark Rosewood Fretboard w/ Aged Pearloid Dot Inlays
  • MHS Humbuckers, Gibson MTC Hand-Wired w/ Matched 550k Potentiometers
  • ABR-1 Bridge w/ Plated Brass Saddles & Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Includes Gibson Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Gibson Kalamazoo 1961 ES-335 Gloss Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sixties Cherry from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Rounded Early '60s
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Semi-Hollow Double-Cutaway
Neck Wood Quartersawn Mahogany
Fingerboard Dark Rosewood
Body Wood 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup MHS Humbucker Lead
Neck Pickup MHS Humbucker Rhythm
Bridge Type ABR-1 with Plated Brass Saddles and Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Kluson Double Ring Tulip Button
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 2.5 oz.
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!

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