gav1 04/10/2013

Gibson ES-135 : gav1's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
I quote specifications EXISTING

"The Gibson ES-135 is a semi-hollow body electric guitar made by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Introduced in 1991, it was discontinued in 2002.

With a Florentine cutaway, a trapeze tailpiece, two P-100 pickups (stacked humbuckers with P-90 covers) with volume and two tone controls and a three-way switch. It Had looks and tone reminiscent of the old ES-125 TDC goal was not a fully hollow thinline guitar, Having a feedback-Suppressing sustain block running under the pickups and bridge from the neck / body attached to the base of the body like the ES-335.

The body and neck Itself Were again of building similar to the ES-335, being built from laminated maple goal with rosewood fingerboard year unbound with dot-style cargo position markers. The metal fittings Were chrome-plated, and the p-100s HAD black plastic "soapbar" style covers. At launch, it was Gibson Claimed the first semi-solid electric guitar with a single cutaway Florentine-style in the world "

The presence of P-100 is a perspective, all models are not equipped!


The game is generally very pleasant. The grip is so intuitive and responsive microphones is very apréciables. The access to the treble is good, the cutaway is very comfortable. The general proportions of the instrument are good (very close standarts that made the reputation of hollow / semi hollow Gibson), and the balance of the guitar respected ... No problem to play along live with it!


No mystery, it is a semi hollow Gibson, more versatile than the ES 125, and 175 to my goult. I is not one of those who are bent on P 100 ... Although I am not thrilled with the argument Noiseless P90, I think the color of microphones made him a full-fledged product, to be exploited in such time!

I use it for the psyche typed 60 '... Perfect for that! I play on 30 + AC + ABY Box Orange Tiny Terror, Boss FDR 1, MXR Carbon Copy, Svex Fuzz ...

I was pleasantly surprised at the mastery of feedback for a semi hollow, given the amount of distortion and reverb that I use ...


I played for 2 years, I choose between a lot of different guitars, including 135 different art ... I would say that there is no general case for this model ... I tried some, including the most recent were cold and extremely disappointing, and other extremely well.

An opportunity for around 1500 €, I think it is a very good report quality price, and a choice I would do!

However, like many Gibson, varnish crack over time ...