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2015 Gibson Memphis Figured 1963 ES-335 TDC Block Limited Edition VOS Cherry w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 2015 Gibson Memphis Figured 1963 ES-335 TDC Block VOS in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the a hardshell case. A rare model produced in limited numbers at Gibson’s lauded and now shuttered Memphis, TN factory from 2015-17, this ES-335 features a bevy of golden age Gibson specs including correct ‘63-’67 body shape and construction techniques, no-wire ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, small block inlay on the bound rosewood fretboard, a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) PAF humbuckers, and deeply figured curly maple body highlighted by a gloss Cherry VOS nitro lacquer finish.

The tonewood complement comprises a curly maple/poplar/maple body with a period correct “window” centerblock and quartersawn spruce bracing on the top/back, a mahogany neck, and a bound rosewood fretboard. The MHS handwound humbuckers deliver spongy low end, a complex, tailored midrange, and detailed highs, consistent with Gibson's PAF ("Patent Applied For") pickups. The pickups balance both exquisite clarity and rich growl, with a slightly hotter bridge position and a sweet, smooth-sounding neck position humbucker that has great bloom and complex harmonic content. This ES-335 weighs 7lbs 12oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: 1963 Profile (Medium C), measuring .830” 1st fret, 1.005” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, small block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, pristine
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, nylon
-Tuners: Kluson Deluxe single-line, double-ring
-Serialization: 5-prefix, matches label

Body Specs:

-Wood: Figure maple/poplar/maple, lightweight maple center block, quartersawn spruce bracing
-Pickups: Memphis Historic Spec PAF humbucker x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: No-wire ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, lightweight stopbar (nickel plated)
-Plastics: Four-ply pickguard, reflector cap knobs

The Cherry VOS nitro lacquer finish is fractionally more muted than a high gloss, presenting similarly to a genuine vintage example, highlighting the wall-to-wall curly figuring across the body. Extremely well-kept, there's barely a mark on the body, and the gloss on the neck profile is similarly flawless.

An aftermarket Gibson-branded brown tolex hardshell case is included.