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Gibson Limited Edition Luther Dickinson ES-335 Electric Guitar (with Case)

Combining tradition with Dickinson's modern take on northern Mississippi blues, this ES-335 sports dog-eared P-90s for fiery and articulate guitar tones. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Gibson Memphis has modeled the incredibly playable Limited Edition Luther Dickinson ES-335 electric guitar after the hallowed late-'50s semi-hollow ES-335 with a solid maple center block. North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson's signature Gibson adds some turbo power with a pair of punchy and rich P-90 "dog-ear" single-coil pickups. This pair of P-90s create snappy, punchy tone that will take your lead lines and rhythm playing to new levels of intensity. And, since every guitarist needs a bag of tricks, the Gibson Limited Edition Luther Dickinson ES-335 features a Bigsby vibrato to lend even more emotional depth to your playing.

Hear Luther Dickinson go through what makes this guitar so special:


The Luther Dickinson Story

Starting with the droning and soulful sound of the North Mississippi Hill Country blues, and injecting it with the expansive and technical playing embodied by modern jam bands, Luther Dickinson has become one the most revered lead guitarists playing today. Whether lighting the frets on fire with his explosive slide playing in the North Mississippi Allstars, or lending his tasty licks to a multitude of recordings and live shows, Luther Dickinson's expressive and passionate playing is always in demand.

Tradition and Technology Combined

The son of legendary producer Jim Dickinson, Luther followed in his father's footsteps. Raised on and around the authentic blues of North Mississippi Hill Country, Luther is unmistakably influenced by legends like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner. Luther Dickinson and his brother Cody teamed up to form the North Mississippi Allstars, and made a major impact, greatly influencing rock and roll and jam bands. His ripping tone and dynamic chops have made him a natural to guest on tracks by Beck, the Replacements and Mojo Nixon, and he makes appearances on stages across the world.

A Signature Guitar With Soul

Luther wanted his signature guitar's finish to replicate the finish on a vintage ES-175 owned by his father, Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson. Gibson Memphis went all out, creating a deep, rich, vintage-toned "Jim Dickinson Burst" that looks and feels gently aged right out of the case, thanks to Gibson's incredible aging VOS process.

Features:

- Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
- Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
- "Dog ear" P-90 pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Tune-o-matic bridge and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
- Kluson tuners with single-ring tulip buttons and 15:1 tuning ratio zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body Type - Double Chamber, Semi-Hollow
- Top - 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Back - 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Binding - Tan ABS

Neck
- Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
- Hand-selected Dark Rosewood Fingerboard
- Radius - 12"
- 1/4" Pearloid Dots

Pickups
- Neck Position "Dog Ear" P-90 (Alnico II)
- Bridge Position "Dog Ear" P-90 (Alnico II)

- Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button Tuners
- ABR Tune-o-matic bridge
- Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece

Comes with ES-335 Historic Case
Gibson Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

Steeped in the authentic blues of North Mississippi Hill Country originals like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner, Luther Dickinson and his North Mississippi Allstars made a major impact on the music world when they hit the scene in the late 1990s. His searing tone and dynamic playing style have become instantly recognizable, and Dickinson has lent his formidable chops to class acts like Beck, the Replacements and Mojo Nixon.

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 packs Dickinson's own heady blend of innovation and tradition into a fresh -- yet timeless -- guitar whose surprising versatility fits multiple genres of music like a glove.

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 is built in the image of the renowned late-'50s ES-335, with a semi-hollow body for depth and resonance and a solid maple center block to aid sustain and combat feedback. Rather than the ES-335's humbucking pickups, however, it carries a pair of Dickinson's beloved P-90 single-coil pickups with "dog-ear" covers, for a distinctively biting, punchy tone. "I fell in love with the ES-330," says Dickinson, "so what I wanted to do was combine the two. If we can get the P-90 sound and response of a 330 on a 335 semi-hollow that can handle the rock and roll environment -- now we're really getting somewhere. And then the cherry on the top...we put the Bigsby on there."

To top it all off, Luther wanted the guitar's finish to match the finish on a vintage ES-175 owned by his father, Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson, so Gibson Memphis pulled out all the stops. The deep, rich, vintage-toned "Jim Dickinson Burst" drips with tradition, and looks and feels gently aged right out of the case, thanks to Gibson's proprietary VOS process.

Body and Neck

Built in the image of the original 335s of the late 1950s, the Luther Dickinson ES-335 features a top, back and sides made from laminated maple with a solid maple center block, and traditional f-holes. The glued-in neck is made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany, topped with a hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard with late-'50s pearloid dot position markers. The body's top and back and the fingerboard are all trimmed in vintage cream binding. The guitar's nylon nut is cut on the PLEK automated trimming system for unparalleled precision.

Pickups and Electronics

A pair of Gibson's legendary P-90 pickups with "dog-ear" covers graces the Luther Dickinson ES-335. Since their arrival in the mid '40s, these pickups have won fans for their thick, slightly gritty midrange and distinctive bite. These P-90s are extremely accurate recreations of the originals, made with dual Alnico II magnets and Custom wound with 42 AWG wire and left unpotted for added character and are hum canceling when in the middle position. They are routed through the traditional complement of two independent volume and two independent tone controls, with a three-way Switchcraft(TM) toggle for pickup selection.

Hardware

The Luther Dickinson ES-335 carries an ABR bridge and Bigsby(TM) vibrato tailpiece, with high-quality Kluson(TM) tuners featuring single-ring tulip buttons, all gently aged in Gibson's VOS process. The controls have amber Top-Hat knobs with no inserts, and the guitar has a traditional bell truss-rod cover and five-ply b/w/b/w/b pickguard.

Case and Coverage

Each guitar comes protected in a hardshell case and includes a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity and Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Plays Like Sweet Snarling Butter"
Overall: I never write reviews. But this guitar exceeded my expectations on all fronts. From the beautiful construction and attention to detail to rich, deep, luxurious sound. Easily playable with a smooth action and already set-up pretty well, can go from mellow to mean in a heartbeat. The pickups sound great, the semi-hollow/Bigsby combo gives you amazing control over sound and feedback. The finish looks great and even smells great. I usually stay away from artist guitar, but this truly has artist mods without any of the vanity aspects. Try it you will love it.
Style of Music: Rock/Blues/Americana
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