For guitar players who like the ES-335 but would like a slimmer neck, Gibson has launched a new version of this popular classic at NAMM 2015. The new ES-335 Figured 390 Neck has all the regular features plus Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups, a modified slightly thinner ’59 neck profile as well as a figured maple top. Traditional features include 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body with lightweight centre block, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, Kluson double ring tulip button tuners and a Tone Pro AVR-2 bridge. New features for 2015 include redesigned neck dimensions, f-hole’ emblem engraved truss rod cover, bone nut, rolled neck binding, lower profile frets, new capacitors and locking stop bar tailpiece. Available in Wine Red. Includes a hardshell case.
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.