Gibson Memphis announces 1959 ES-335TD and ES-335TDN at NAMM 2015


Arguably the ultimate semi- acoustic, the late fifties version of the ES-335 with its ‘clubby Mickey Mouse ear’ bouts, PAF pickups, ‘dot-neck’ fingerboard and long scratchplate is the one to have. If you can’t afford an original, the latest version from Gibson Memphis released at NAMM 2015 might just scratch the itch. Available in two colours, the 1959 ES-335TD (Historic Burst) and the 1959 ES-335TDN (Vintage Natural), period-correct detailing is the order of the day.

Gibson 1959 ES-335TD 6-String Semi Acoustic Guitar Historic Burst

Features include 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body, traditional ‘C’-profile mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, Kluson Single Ring tulip button tuners and white nylon nut. Gibson has installed PAF-style MHS humbuckers with Alnico magnets, nickel plated hardware, CTS 550K pots, non-wire ABR bridge and lightweight aluminium stopbar tailpiece. Includes a period correct hardshell case.

The Gibson Memphis 2015 Lineup


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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.

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