Gibson Custom ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar Review

The Gibson Custom ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar adds a new touch to one of the all-time classic guitars. The plain top and satin lacquer finish are what makes this guitar more affordable for dedicated players who may not otherwise be able to afford one.  This ES-335 features a maple top, back and rims, which are joined with a solid maple center block and mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The ’57 Classic humbuckers translate the body’s natural resonance into haunting jazz tones or blinding distorted leads.

1960s slim taper neck profile is very fast and comfortable while bound top and back, vintage tulip tuners, nickel hardware, and mother-of-pearl inlays add up to fantastic visual appeal.

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Gibson Custom ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar Features:

  • Maple top, back and rims
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bound top and back
  • 1960′s slim taper neck profile
  • ’57 Classic humbuckers
  • Nickel hardware
  • Mother-of-pearl inlays
Gibson Custom ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar Review, 9.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

3 Responses

  1. Blues12bar says:

    The tone is soooo sweet with great attack and remarkable sustain. She is beautiful too. I thought I wanted a gloss finish, but I actually like the satin finish, and it hides finger prints. I would have scored all 5′s, but even for a US made instrument, the price is too high. If you have an unlimited budget, no problem… I don’t, so I bought mine slightly used for a grand less… that’s value.

  2. Wolfeman19 says:

    I bought this guitar in 2005 and have loved it ever since. This guitar is by far one of the highest quality guitars I have played and for the price, you cannot bet it. I put in Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups in it not that the stock ones were bad, I just prefer the way the Antiquitys sound and blend together. I have had not one problem with this guitar and would recommend it to anyone with the money. Buy it now before the price goes up anymore. This is a guitar you will love and be able to play for a long long time.

  3. wannaberocker says:

    Ok this guitar did not come from the factory without the need for adjustments, should have been a little better in the quality control department, needed a little fret work which Gibson did take care of under warranty, for 2k I expected a little better. I have owned several what I consider to be higher end guitars, American Telecaster, Eric Johnson Stratocaster, VG Stratocaster, Vintage Mahogany Les Paul Studio, and this one is the one I still have, the others are all gone, they all were nice, but this one is special, I must say I’m just a hobbiest playing at home, but plus the ES 335 straight into the new Fender Champion 600 (with no mods) and I have an incredible sounding set up. I don’t play death metal but I’m sure with a pedal or two I could get that sound too. I recommend this guitar. It’s a keeper.

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