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2007 Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot Figured Sunburst w/ 57 Classic PAFs, Bigsby, Case


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Up for sale, a 2007 Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and augmented with a Bigsby B7 vibrato. A discontinued iteration of the ES-335 platform, this guitar was crafted at Gibson's lauded and now shuttered Memphis, TN factory and captures many iconic early specs of the ES-335. Tonewoods include maple/poplar/maple semi-hollow body construction with a maple center block and spruce bracing, paired with a one-piece mahogany neck and bound rosewood fretboard with dot inlay.

The '57 Classic PAF humbuckers give this ES-335 a smooth bass register, tailored midrange, and sweet, articulate trebles, consistent with Gibson's golden era vintage "Patent Applied For" pickups. The pickups have ample clarity and power, with a slightly hotter bridge pickup and a sweet, round neck position humbucker that has great bloom and complex harmonic content. Weighing 9lbs, this ES-335 Dot has a defined and balanced acoustic voice that translates well through the pickups, and it's easy to see why the ES-335 has historically been one of Gibson's most versatile models, adopted by a wide range of genres for its ability to provide everything from nuanced cleans to rich, powerful drive. We've had this ES-335 professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, long tenon
-Shape: 60s-style C (slender), measuring .820” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium, light wear on frets 1-3, extending more faintly beneath the G and B until fret 8
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone (upgraded)
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: ‘57 Classic PAF humbucker x2, 06/26/07 dated stickers
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2. Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nickel-plated ABR-1 bridge, Bigsby B7 vibrato (added)
-Plastics: Black bonnet knobs, four-ply black pickguard
-Serialization: Orange oval label, serial dates to '07

The Vintage Sunburst two-tone gloss nitro lacquer finish highlights light ripples of broad curly flame on top, more dense and three-dimensional across the back, with additional flame figuring across the Walnut-finished rims. There is light buckle wear on the upper bout, pick scuffing across the strum path (largely relegated to the pickguard) and just a few additional faint marks. The top presents very cleanly, and the gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original black tolex Gibson hardshell case is included.