The original ES-335 in natural, vintage sunburst, or cherry finish is a classic for both style and tone, but there was rarely much figured wood in the equation—or at least the kind of flamed maple that gives its solid-bodied cousin the Les Paul such elevated beauty.
Enter the ES-335 Lemon Burst from Gibson Memphis, a guitar that reclaims a slice of lusciously faded elegance for the legendary semi-acoustic, while retaining all of the key ingredients of a killer dot-neck ES-335.
Dressed in an irresistible rendition of the sun-drenched finish that’s so popular on many Les Pauls, the ES-335 Lemon Burst pulls no punches in the tone department, giving you everything you’d expect from the world’s most versatile electric guitar.
The ES-335 Lemon Burst from Gibson Memphis recreates the feel of the ‘50s original.
A laminated maple top and back (with Grade-AAA outer face on the top) are joined to a solid maple core with carved spruce braces and basswood rim liners.
The quartersawn mahogany neck is glued in, and carved in a comfortable, slim profile that measures .800” at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th.
The one-piece rosewood fingerboard has cream binding and pearl dot inlays, like the revered early-era ES-335s. To complement the gorgeous looks while ensuring full PAF-certified tone, a pair of DiMarzio™ Double Cream© DP103 humbuckers with no covers takes pickup duties, wired through the traditional four-knob control section with Switchcraft™ three-way switch.
And legendary Gibson Memphis craftsmanship plus a final set-up on the PLEK ensures that it all plays superbly.
Put it all together and it’s a stunning sounding semi-acoustic, with the looks to go up against the most elegant guitars out there.
Body Type - Semi-Hollow
Top - 3 ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back - 3 ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Neck Species - Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
Neck Fit Joint - Mortise & Tenon
Fingerboard Species - Hand-selected Dark Rosewood
Frets - 22
Radius - 12"
Inlays - Pearloid Dots
Nut Material - White Corian
Nut Width - 1.688"
Headstock Silkscreen - Mother of Pearl 'Gibson' Logo
Headstock Truss Rod Cover - Legacy
Tuners Model - Grover™ Rotomatic©
Hardware - Nickel
Tuning Ratio - 14:01
Bridge - Tone Pro AVR-2
Tailpiece - Stop Bar
Pickguard - Cream
Knobs - Amber Top Hat
Strings - .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
Strap Buttons - Aluminum End Pins
Neck Position Pickup - DiMarzio™ Double Cream© DP103 Humbucker
Bridge Position Pickup - DiMarzio™ Double Cream© DP103 Humbucker
Potentiometers - 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Switch - Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
Finish - Lemon Burst
Sealer - Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Included Case - Gibson Brown Durahyde Hardshell Case
Additional Materials - Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity