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ES-335 Reissue, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Gibson.


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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: ES-335 Reissue
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/10/2002

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Gibson ES-335 Reissue user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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tjon90107/20/2011

tjon901's review"Benchmark Semi-Hollow guitar"

Gibson ES-335 Reissue
In the late 50s Gibson was coming out with all sorts of radical designs to show everyone they were modern and up to date. Most of these designs were not popular at the time but came back later, like the Flying V and Explorer. One of their new guitars at the time however was an instant hit. The Gibson 335 was an instant hit and has been popular ever since. With the 335 Gibson was looking to make a guitar that isnt quite a solid body but isnt quite a hollow body. They wanted to combine the tone of both types of guitar into one. With a hollowbody you get the big acoustic tone that resonates well but being hollow it is prone to feedback. With a solid body you get a thick solid tone but it isnt very loud acoustically. With the 335 they had the idea of making the hollowbody body thinner and running a block of wood down the inside separating the two hollow halfs of the guitar. With this they created the semi-hollow guitar. To this day semi-hollow guitars are made in this fashion. The guitars features now are pretty similar to what they were then. The body is made out of maple with a maple center block. The neck is mahogany with a 22 fret rosewood fretboard. It has two classic 57 humbuckers with a tone and volume control for each. There is also a 3 way switch for switching.

UTILIZATION

Because of its large size the 335 is not the most comfortable guitar to play. You will probably find yourself reaching around the body. This is the only problem with the large size of the guitar. The upper fret access is not much different than that of a Les Paul. Because of of the semi-hollow design it is very difficult to change electronics so find one with a sound you like. They usually come with the 60 slim neck so it will have a nice thin feel to it as well which helps playability.

SOUNDS

335s have a very mellow sound naturally but are very versatile. The hollow portions on the body really help add resonance to the natural tone of the guitar. Since the design does not easily allow modification Gibson was very wise to put some of their best pickups in the guitar. The 57 Classics are some of the best pickups Gibson puts in their guitars now a days. They are pretty much modern PAF pickups. With the Classic 57 PAF style pickups this guitar is a blues and rock machine. The 57's have just the right amount of sag in the tone so you can really work the dynamics like you would with a set of real vintage pickups. The neck pickup is super smooth and when you throw in some tone knob you can get that sour bluesy lead tone. The bridge pickup has a little more bite and spank to it. With some gain you can get good classic rock tones from the bridge pickup. Roll off some tone on the bridge pickup and you can get great jazz tones as well.

OVERALL OPINION

The Gibson 335 is the standard when it comes to semi-hollow guitars and has been for 50 years. Combining the resonance of a hollowbody with the versatility of a solid body lets you play almost any type of music with these guitars. 57 Classic pickups seal the deal because you arent going to be able to change them easily. All this with super smooth playability means this guitar can do just about anything you can and has tone for days. If you are looking for a semi-hollow guitar why settle with anything less than the best.
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le reverend10/05/2012

le reverend's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A classic to try. Chuckez your life!"

Gibson ES-335 Reissue
ES-335 Dot Reissue
A U.S. reedition so.

Hardware: the classic Gibson.
Wood and violin: it's Gibson, so mahogany set neck and 22 frets. The guitar is not solid wood, but maple plywood, as all these guitars of this type. The guitar is hollow but is traversed by a beam under the maple pickups. This stiffens the table to avoid feedback, and makes it a little less flexible. The 335 is my table with beautiful flamed maple (which was not done before). At colors, made in Sunburst - like mine - in natural or red - the Chuck Berry. The black is for Lucille, other color is for mickeys
Electronics: Gibson so it's two doubles (the '57, powerful enough, and split not), two volumes, two tones, an inverter and basta.

Note, I have the version with the ugly brown bag inside pink "Barbie" ... Beuark. The new models are black inside black cases. Apart from that, the case is solid (it's Gibson, but you would have guessed, right?)

9 because of the case marronasse

UTILIZATION

Channel between the very round of 50 LP's and SG late. A good compromise. Large enough, it seems to me, very enjoyable to play. Good glide back of the neck, despite a varnish that could be bright enough fear the opposite.
Access to acute model of its kind, the heel is well done.

Weight and size fairly consistent despite the fact that the guitar is hollow (the beam Maple certainly). It's a big guitar. Not recommended for small jigs.
The sound is easy to shape but still within the limits of his Gibson, this being due to the characteristics of microphones, wood and craftsmanship.

8/10 only because I do not like the location of the jack: jack hand at right angles to the body. While this is true to the original and somehow a kind of icon to respect, I always found that this location was not practical and could be hazardous in case of bad manipulation. It is good to quibble, eh

SOUNDS

Sounds cut for blues, jazz, pop, whatever you want, even the classic, as it seeks to remain in its type Gibson. You will never have the lightness of a Strat with this guitar.

I have not yet fully exploited but here are the first impressions.

In clear sounds, the bridge pickup slammed good, serious micro allows beautiful blues.
If it pulls to the crunch, it goes well too, although it wrong when you put your intention.
To large saturation: the high saturation allows beautiful, the grave opens large rhythmic (mics '57 seem to have a fairly high level of output, which would a priori styles away from the guitar program). That said, as the fat saturation is not my field, I will not comment more.

Unlike other models of Gibson tones serve their entire race, which allows a wide variety of sounds with the help of the inverter.

Note that even when compared to a LP, the sound is really dry.
Euuuhh to the sounds of classical music, it was a joke ...

OVERALL OPINION

I've had almost 10 years, and I'm tired.
This is not a beginner guitar: it is what a guitarist can look after a few years on other models.
Since I have, I almost out more LesPaul from its holster.

This is a legendary model, after all this is the guitar of Chuck Berry. I still have cause to Duck Walk and everything will be perfect

The sound is malleable, but remains in guns "Gibsoniens." In a good tube amp, it must be wrong, just what we need. The sound is always clean, even a bit dry, that I like.

I tried a lot of models, but the 335 is unique look, love it or do not. Me at first I did not like. And then you get older, all that is done under the kakou, and one begins to appreciate the beautiful shapes perfectly round. That's how, that's life, you end up loving the look grandpa blues! Too bad, I assume.

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Other options in this type of guitar: Gibson Lucille, very fine and also all the guitars derived.
Note, currently dating one at Gibson ES-333 which is the version "cheap" (1500 € Still, it is "cheap" seen by Gibson) of the ES-335. A try for those who are less attentive to the decor.
The Epiphone Sheraton II is not bad, but the pickups are only acceptable if it does not have Gibson in comparison. Here they really admit their weakness. But still beautiful violin, although the table is very very steep. By contrast, in Epihone again, I strongly advise against 335: I've tried 3, never been convinced. I may not be so lucky.

Only downsides of the Gibson ES-335, the weight and bulk, and especially the price. Currently, new worth 2600 to € 3200. So do like me, find the occaze ...

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e-axe le vieux05/27/2004

e-axe le vieux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson ES-335 Reissue
ES-335 Dot Reissue
A repetition US so.

Hardware: the classic Gibson.
Wood and violin: it's Gibson, then 22 frets and mahogany set neck. The guitar is solid wood, plywood, but stocky, like all the guitars of this type. The guitar is hollow but is a cross beam in the Saddle microphones. This stiffens the table to avoid feedback, and makes it a little less flexible. The table of my 335 is fine with trs Saddle ond (which was not done before). At colors, made in the Sunburst - like mine - in the natural or red - the Chuck Berry. Black is for Lucille, the other colors, it's for the mickeys
Electronics: So it's two double Gibson (of '57, powerful enough, not and split), two volumes, two tones, an inverter and basta.

Note, I have the version with the ugly brown tui indoor pink "Barbie" ... Beuark. The new models are in black tuis indoor black. Apart from a, the tui is solid (it's Gibson, but you would have guessed right?)

9 because of the tui chestnuts.

UTILIZATION

Channel between the TRS round of the 50 LP's and the end of the SG. A good compromise. Large enough, it seems, trs enjoyable play. Glide on the back of the neck, despite a veneer that could be bright enough to fear the opposite.
Access in acute MODEL of its kind, the heel is well done.

Weight and size enough consquent despite the fact that the guitar is hollow (the beam Saddle certainly). It's a big guitar. A small deprecated templates.
The sound is easy shape but still within the limits of the Gibson, so much to this CHARACTERISTICS microphones, wood and violin making.

8 / 10 only because I do not like the location of the jack: jack from the right angle of the box. Although this is the MODEL Fidler home and a kind of icon espce respect, I have always found this site n'tait not practical and could be dangerous if bad manipulation. Well that's quibbling, eh ...

SOUNDS

Size sound for blues, jazz, pop, whatever you want, the same standard, as we seek a stay in the Gibson type. You will never have a lgret Start with this guitar.

I have yet to exploit all but here's Premire DJ impressions.

In clean sounds, the sharp slap micro well, the microphone allows serious beautiful blues.
If you pull into the crunch, has went well too, though wrong when you put your intention.
To the large saturation: the high saturation makes beautiful, the grave opens the large rhythmic (the '57 pickups seem to have a fairly high output level, which would a priori styles moves away from the guitar program ). That said, as the large saturation is not my area, I will not comment further.

Contrary to other models of Gibson, the tones are used throughout their course, allowing a large variety of sounds with the help of the inverter.

Note that even when a relative LP, the sound is really dry.
Euuuhh to the sounds of classical music, c'tait a joke ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have for over a year, and I can not get enough.
It's not a guitar for beginners: it is what a guitarist can look APRS few years on other models.
Since I have, I almost out of his Les Paul over the tui.

MODEL is a mythical APRS is all the guitar of Chuck Berry. I still work out at Duck Walk and everything will be perfect

The sound is mallable, but remains in the guns' Gibsonian ". In a good amp lamp was wrong as it should, just enough. The sound remains clean, even a little dry, I like.

I tried a lot of MODELS, 335 but the look is unique, we like it or hate it. I did not like me at beginners. And then you get older, everything is done less kakou, and start apprcier beautiful forms perfectly round. It's like a, that's life, you end up liking the look baby-blues! Too bad, I assume.

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Other options in this type of guitar: the Gibson Lucille, trs trs well as all the guitars and drives.
Note, currently out with a Gibson ES-333 version which is "cheap" (€ 1,500 even when it is the "cheap" seen by Gibson) of the ES-335. A try for those who are less attentive COD.
The piphone Sheraton II is not bad, but the microphones are only acceptable if it does not Gibson in comparison. The really they admit their weakness. But when beautiful violin even though the table is trs trs steep. In contrast, in Epihone again, I strongly deprecated 335: I tried 3, does not believe. I may be unlucky.

Only inconvnients the Gibson ES-335, the weight and bulk, and especially the price. Currently, nine, was worth € 2600 3200. So do as I do, look for the OCCAZ ...

ES-335
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ZeOlivierm09/15/2004

ZeOlivierm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson ES-335 Reissue
See website for details gibson.
iPort: 57 classic pickups! fabulous

UTILIZATION

Trs good handle

trs enjoyable to play (I'm big and I hold no problem)

trs enjoyable also play sitting important homestudio

SOUNDS

I play blues and pop rock

plugs into a fender blues deluxe all-tube with an overdrive pedal, so the clean channel of the amp

its fabulous

I also have a fender custom shop closet classic 57 and I and two sounds fabulous.

the sound of the gibson is super soft, warm. Excellent sustain.

very easy to play.

I install a bibrato STETSBAR will see on the Internet is too much.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one month, buy one on ebay Austrian, new, 1500 :-)

excellent sound, beautiful violin and trs finish, keep a guitar.
essay bcp other guitars before, it is really good for blues pop rock.

At this price it's top quality prices, but 3000 I do not know. any fawn DO NOT BUY NEW guitar is stupid (well that's my opinion.

I'm really happy.
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