Just in at Diablo Guitars is this absolutely killer Gibson Memphis ED-335 in satin red.
The legendary ES-335 is sweeter than ever in the 2017 Gibson Memphis edition! Advancements in vintage coloring, a sustain-enhancing historic tubeless truss rod, and PAF-evoking Burstbucker pickups make this 335 look, play, and feel more like an original ’58 than ever. From soulful blues to smooth jazz to gritty rock, there’s just no substitution for the vibrant sustain and all-night comfort of the 335’s contoured maple body with feedback-fighting center block. A more stable redesigned neck with rolled binding gives the Gibson Memphis 335 a smoother feel, and an adjustable ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles helps accommodate the roughest to the most delicate of playing styles. Experience the instrument that shaped the sound of rock ‘n’ roll: the Gibson Memphis ES-335.
Nobody makes a semi-hollowbody guitar like Gibson. This superb 335 is handcrafted in Gibson’s Memphis Custom Shop on Beale Street for quality craftsmanship you can count on, and from a city that knows how blues should sound. Carefully selected maple and poplar tone woods give the Gibson Memphis 335 its signature bark, and a carefully calipered body cavity with Titebond 50 glue joints and a maple center block give it its controlled howl and haunting sustain.
Handwound Burstbuckers give this ES-335 the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs of Gibson’s vintage PAF (“Patent Applied For”) pickups with extra clarity and power. Historically mismatched rhythm and lead pickups give each position a unique flavor for chords and leads, while pairing the pickups together unlocks a sweetness that even Gibson purists will appreciate.
Our 335 comes to us in excellent condition! There are two small nicks on one of the horn edges (documented in the photos above). The hardware is a bit cloudy and shows some signs of player wear and there are also a few very minor scuffs on the back, but really, the guitar is remarkably clean given it’s age!
It’s been freshly set up with D’Addario .10-.46 strings in standard tuning with low fast action and plays like butter. Ships in it’s original Gibson hard shell case and includes and alternate pick guard, truss rod cover (one screw hoop is snapped off the spare) Gibson warranty and check list pamphlet and certificate of authenticity.
- Make: Gibson
- Model: ES-335 Memphis
- Year: 2017
- Finish: Satin Cherry – Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Country of Origin: USA
- Serial #10097727
- Condition: Excellent
- Weight: 8 lbs 3.6 oz
- Body Type: Semi Hollow
- Body Back: 3 Ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
- Body Top: 3 Ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
- Bracing: Spruce
- Binding: Single Ply
- Scale Length: 24.75″
- Radius: 12”
- Headstock inlays: Mother of Pearl “Gibson” Holly
- Neck Joint: Set neck
- Neck Wood: Quartersawn Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck Profile: Rounded C
- Inlays: Pearloid Small Block
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.687”
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo – 18% Nickel Silver
- Pickups: Gibson Burstbucker 2 (Bridge) Gibson Burstbucker 1 (Neck)
- Controls: 2-Master Volume 2-Master Tone
- Output” 1/4 mono
- Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Hardware: Nickel
- Pickguard: 3 ply Black/White/Black
- Tuning Machines: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatics
- Bridge: ABR-1 With Titanium saddles and locking Stop Tail
- Knobs: Vintage Style Top Hats with Reflector Cap
- String Gauge: .10-.46
- Case: Gibson Hard Shell Case