One of my first electric guitars was a very cheap import that was based on Gibson 335. The cheap import guitar was poorly made and had weak pickups. I cannot even remember the brand name. I loved the semi-hollow design and the 335 shape, but the plastic nut actually fell off the guitar. I ended up giving it away and buying my first real electric guitar, a used early 1970s Fender Telecaster.
Took a long time, but I finally own a real 335! 2010 Gibson ES-335 Dot Figured Top in Triburst weighing 9 lbs.
The figured-top Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar is about the most versatile guitar you can own. A classic semi-hollowbody and dual ’57 Gibson humbucker pickups combine to produce everything from full-bodied growls to singing sustain.
The ES-335 Dot has a thin-tapered 1960s neck and rosewood fingerboard (24-3/4″ scale), body and neck binding, and nickel-plated hardware with Grover tuning heads, The Gibson Custom shop also gives this guitar an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, separate Volume and Tone controls, and a 3-way pickup selector switch.
- Classic semi-hollowbody design
- Dual ’57 Gibson humbuckers
- Thin tapered ’60s neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Nickel hardware
- Grover tuners
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Separate volume and tone controls with 3-way switch
The Gibson 335 is a very versatile guitar and is used by players in several different genres. This guitar is quite comfortable for players of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Progressive, etc.
Players like Dave Grohl, Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Otis Rush and especially Mr. 335 himself Larry Carlton are all well known players that favored the Gibson ES-335.