Gibson ES 335 Figured Cherry 2016

2016 Gibson ES 335 Figured Cherry  ($3,849)

The world’s most legendary semi-acoustic guitar

GBI+ESDT16CHNH1-5From 1958 and throughout its glory years, few ES-335s were built with figured maple tops, and those that were remain highly prized. Our 2016 ES-335 Figured from Gibson Memphis capture this exotic-wood elegance in a great sounding and playing semi-acoustic.

  • Figured maple top and back Luscious flamed maple gives the ES-335 Figured and exotic appearance
  • Small-block elegance Capturing the desirable look of the ES-335 of the early to mid ’60s
  • Redesigned neckBy redesigning the dimensions, Gibson Memphis has improved the strength and feel of the new necks
  • Historic truss rod Our historic truss rod has no tube, a proven known to enhance the guitar’s resonance and sustain
  • Burstbucker pickups Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups are made in the image of the hallowed PAF humbucker, with a little extra power in the bridge position
  • Titanium saddles Durable titanium bridge saddles provide enhanced sustain, presence and clarity
  • Locking stopbar tailpiece A locking stopbar tailpiece improves vibrational transfer to maximize sustain
  • High-gloss nitro finish Gibson Memphis has mixed more vintage-correct finish colors, all hand buffed to a high sheen

 

  • Body woods: Beautifully figured maple back and sides
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with small block inlays
  • Neck: Redesigned for improved strength and playabilty
  • Truss rod: Historic truss rod
  • Pickups: Burstbucker 1 & 2
  • Bridge: ABR-1 with titanium saddles
  • Tailpiece: Locking stopbar
  • Finish: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Body

Top

Wood Species:  Maple, Poplar, Maple

Pieces:  3-Ply

Grade:AAA Figured

Binding:  Cream

Back

Wood Species:Maple, Poplar, Maple

Pieces:3-Ply

Density:AAA Figured

Binding:Cream

Rims

Species Wood:Maple, Poplar, Maple

Pieces:3-Ply

Grade:AAA Figured

Weight

Average Weight (body only):       2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs

 

Materials Used

Glue:     Franklin Titebond 50

Etc.:       Maple centerblock, Spruce braces, Mahogany rim liner

 

Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:

 

The soundwaves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.

Body Contour

Carve:   ES (Semi-Hollow)

Neck

Neck

Wood Species:  Mahogany

Pieces:  1

Details

Truss Rod: Historic

Profile: Rounded “C”

Thickness at Fret 1:     21.59 mm / .850″

Thickness at Fret 12:  24.13 mm / .950″

Other Materials:    Assembly 65 glue

Average Weight:   544.31 g / 1.2 lbs

 

Peg Head

Type:     SP-1

Inlay:     Mother of Pearl Crown

Peg Head Binding:       None

Logo:     Mother of Pearl “Gibson”

Silkscreen:          None

Headstock Angle:    17 degrees

Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:  The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar’s exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body

 

Neck Fit

Joint Angle:   4 degrees

Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec

Type:  Mortise and Tenon

Adhesive:    Franklin Titebond 50

Gauges Used:

Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge

Nut

Style:     White

Material:              Bone

Width:  4.2863 cm / 1.6875″

Slots:

E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches

A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches

D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches

G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches

B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches

 

Fingerboard

Wood Species:  Rosewood

Pieces:  1

Shade:  Medium

 

Fingerboard Details

Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 ”

Frets:    22

Nut/End of Board:            4.2863 cm / 1.6875″ @ nut, 5.2375 cm / 2.062″ @ end of board

Scale:    62.865 cm / 24.75″

Binding:                Cream

Side Dots (Color):             Black

 

Fingerboard Inlays

Style:     Block

Material:        Pearloid

Dimensions:       19.558 mm x 12.70 mm / 0.770″ x 0.500″

Average Weight:              136.0777 g / 4.800 oz

Finishes

Cherry

Color Code:        CH

Surface Texture:                Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer

Filler:     Natural

Sealer:  1-1.5 mils

Top:       Cherry

Top Coat:             Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils

Scraped:              Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut

  Faded Lightburst

Color Code:        FB

Surface Texture:                Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer

Filler:     330

Sealer:  1-1.5 mils

Top:       Dark Walnut Stain, Morning Yellow, Tobacco Brown/Cherry mixture

Top Coat:             Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils

Scraped:              Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut

Natural

Color Code:        AN

Surface Texture:                Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer

Filler:     Natural

Sealer:  1-1.5 mils

Top:       Light coat of 59 Antique

Top Coat:             Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils

Scraped:              Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nu

 Electronics

Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Burstbucker 1 Burstbucker 2
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000/5200 5300/5500
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm / 2.61″ x 0.68 “ 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm / 2.61″ x 0.68 “
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625″ 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7495 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187″ x 0.489″ 4.7495 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187″ x 0.489″
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 “ 58.7375cm / 23.125 “
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5″ x 0.5″ 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5″ x 0.5″
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Nickel plated Nickel plated
Qfactor: 5.4 5.35
ResistanceDC: 7.64k ohms 7.98k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2863 Hz 2780 Hz

 

Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically “unmatched” coil windings for vintage PAF tone with enhanced clarity. Calibrated sets for balanced output. Historically “unmatched” coil windings for vintage PAF tone with enhanced clarity. Calibrated sets for balanced output.

 

Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20% 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms 100 ohms
Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 500K Linear CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20% 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms 100 ohms
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  0.022mf 0.015mf

Hardware

Tuning Keys

Style:     Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic

Material:              Die cast alloy

Weight: 38.5554 g / 1.36oz

 

Tuning Keys Details

Tuning Ratio:      18:01

Gear Type:          Syncronized spur gear system

What is allowable turn:  +/- 4 degrees

Plating specs:     Nickel

Part numbers:   430-14192 / 430-14193

String Dimensions

E:            1.1684mm / 0.046″

A:            0.9144 mm / 0.036″

D:            0.6604 mm / 0.026″

G:           0.4318mm / 0.017″

B:            0.3302mm / 0.013″

e:            0.2540mm / 0.010″

Bridge

Style:     ABR-1 with titanium saddles

Material:    Die cast alloy base / Titanium 2 saddles

Plating Specs:    Nickel

Part number:     430-10102

Dimensions of String Slots

E:            1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches

A:            0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches

D:            0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches

G:           0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches

B:            0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e:            0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches

Tailpiece

Style:     Locking Stop Bar

Compensated:  No

Material:              Die cast zinc

Plating Specs:    Nickel

Part number:     430-10173 / 430-10568

Weight: 113.3981 g / 4.0 oz

 

Output Jack

Style:     1/4″ mono

Jack Plate

Style: N/A, Material:  N/A

Strap Buttons

Material:              Aluminum

Plating Specs:    None

Part numbers:   430-19150

Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz

Plastics

Pick Guard

Style:     Multi ply black ES-335

Part Number:    380-12063

Truss Rod Cover

Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole

Part Number:    430-19802

Knobs

Style:  Black Top Hat (CH & FB), Amber Top Hat (AN)

Part Number:    430-19669 (CH & FB), 430-19631 (AN)

Dial Pointers: Yes

Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)

Style: N/A, Part Number:    N/A

Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)

Style: N/A, Part Number:    N/A

Switch Washer

Style: N/A, Part Number:    N/A

Trim Rings

Style: Black, Part Number:    440-13850

Accessories

Case Hard Shell, Color:    Tan

Strap Locks:        No

Manual:        None COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA

 

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