The Gibson ES-335 Dot is a classic Gibson design, aimed at musicians looking for the perfect workhorse in the studio or onstage. Part of the 2018 Memphis line-up, this beautiful semi-hollow guitar has some new innovative features, whilst maintaining the old-school charm that we all know and love.
With the excellent craftsmanship you’d come to expect from Gibson, this guitar built to last and will be a reliable ally for years to come. The ES-335 is known for its versatility, and with a set of lively Burstbucker pickups and a modern feeling neck profile, this guitar is ideal for a whole range of musical genres. Its amazing looks will inspire you to just pick it up and play – for hours on end!
The 2018 Memphis ES-335 Dot has a semi-hollow body, allowing you to achieve bright and open sounds with plenty of volume. A maple centerblock keeps things solid, bringing out more sustain and mid-range clarity, letting chords ring out beautifully. Semi-hollow instruments usually have a thick body, however the ES-335 Dot is fairly thin, making it comfortable to play and not hindering your performance. A thinner body means that potential feedback will be reduced, making it usable with overdrive or high-gain distortion.
The use of maple and poplar tonewoods gives this guitar a strong resonance, with lots of high-end presence. This gives unbelievable definition to picked chord progressions or searing solos, ensuring that you can cut through any mix!
The neck has a familiar rounded “C” neck profile, feeling substantial in the hands without being too chunky or cumbersome. Rolled binding also offers a smoother feel, and a sleek transition between the side of the neck and the fretboard. This is a great feature that you will find only on high-calibre instruments like this.
The solid maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard, giving you a silky smooth feel around the neck. The rosewood helps to bring out the warmth of this guitar, merging well with the bright body woods. This gives the guitar a full-bodied sound, ideal for tracking in the studio or for live use.
Hardware and Electronics:
The 2018 ES-335 Dot has a modern ABR-1 bridge, with a classy die-cast zinc tailpiece. Plated brass saddles give this guitar a more vintage feel and tone, offering great sustain and longevity.
Dual Burstbucker humbucking pickups deliver plenty of output, with a strong punchy mid-range as well as a tight bass response. With distortion they can sound fairly raunchy and bold, meaning the ES-335 Dot is not just a one-trick pony. You can use this for jazz, blues, rock, indie or even metal – it’s that versatile!
The 2018 Gibson ES-335 DOT is designed with the working musician in mind and pairs innovative thinking with time-honored tradition. The Rounded “C” single-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and hand-rolled neck binding give you an unmatched playing feel. The Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 humbucking pickups ensure that you will always have the versatility to match your own creativity. New finished include Blues Burst and Wine Red.
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