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Gibson Limited Edition Rusty Anderson ES-335 Electric Guitar (with Case)

Built to replicate Rusty's '59 ES-335 with period-correct specs, CustomBucker pickups and Gibson's VOS aged finish, this gorgeous guitar is a temple of tone. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Appointed like the vintage ES-335 of your dreams, the Gibson Limited Edition Rusty Anderson ES-335 Electric Guitar encompasses everything that has made Gibson's legendary semi-hollow so popular: great looks, an unparalleled playing feel, and the sonic versatility to take on any musical style in its path.

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The Rusty Anderson ES-335 has all the features of the most desirable vintage 1958-'59 Gibson ES-335 "dot necks" (including the distinctive double-cutaway maple body with solid maple "no window" centerblock), two custom-spec PAF-style humbucking pickups, a hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard, vintage-correct binding, nickel hardware, and a luscious Vintage Natural finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, treated to Gibson's proprietary VOS process for a gently aged look.

As if working as Paul McCartney's touring lead guitarist since 2001 wasn't enough, Rusty Anderson has been a first-call session player and collaborator over an extensive career. His signature riffs have graced the recordings of Elton John, Joe Cocker, the Bangles, Neil Diamond, the Wallflowers, Sinead O'Connor, Ricky Martin, Willie Nelson and dozens of others. And throughout, Rusty has remained a diehard Gibson player.

In honor of this uncompromising artist's achievements and distinctive tone, Gibson Memphis introduces the Rusty Anderson ES-335.

The craftspeople at Gibson Memphis have meticulously studied and measured an exceptionally well-preserved example of a 1959 ES-335, and it shows in every detail of the Rusty Anderson model. From neck shape, to body contours, to coloring and components, this is the real-deal vintage ES-335 experience. And to top it all off, that legendary tone is there in spades: from warm, rich jazz, to snappy funk and rhythm, to blistering all-out rock and roll, this guitar nails it all with the best of 'em.

Body and Neck

Patterned on the original vintage 1959 ES-335, the Rusty Anderson ES-335's body is made from laminated maple with a solid, lightweight maple center block, spruce braces, and cedar rim liners. The neck is carved from solid quarter-sawn mahogany to a superbly comfortable rounded '59 profile. The hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard has simple dot position markers and vintage-correct binding, and is topped with a period-correct nylon nut. In its nitrocellulose Vintage Natural VOS finish, with aniline dye grain filler on the neck the Rusty Anderson ES-335 looks, feels, and sounds like a prized vintage ES-335 built nearly 55 years ago.

Pickups and Electronics

The Rusty Anderson ES-335 is equipped with two specially designed CustomBucker humbucking pickups, recreated from precise study of prized vintage PAF humbuckers. Made with genuine Alnico II and Alnico V magnets and slightly mismatched, unspotted coils scatter-wound with 42 AWG wire, these pickups translate the guitar's sonic splendor into the throaty warmth and singing overdrive of the finest ES-335s ever made, with characteristic PAF clarity and bite at every turn. CTS potentiometers with "Bumblebee" tone caps ensure an authentically vintage signal path all the way to the output. Gibson Memphis ordered the potentiometers from CTS with their tightest tolerance (+/- 5%). They are 550K audio taper with heavy carbon pads. Gibson Memphis measured each resistance on each pot, matched and then built sets accordingly.

Hardware

Gibson Memphis brings the vintage vibe home with single-ring Kluson tuners, a nylon nut, original "no wire" ABR-1 Bridge, and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece with old-style long-anchor studs--all contributing to superb resonance and sustain, as well as period-correct looks. All hardware is nickel plated, and gently aged in Gibson's VOS process. Period-correct '59 pickguard with period correct truss-rod and cover and historically accurate binding sizes and colors are the finishing touches on a stunning Artist guitar.

Case and Coverage

Every Rusty Anderson ES-335 comes protected in a tan hardshell case with plush charcoal lining, and includes a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity.

Features:

- Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
- Bound dark Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
- Pair of CustomBucker Humbucking Pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Nickel plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Kluson single-ring tulip button tuners with 15:1 tuning ratio

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Body:
- Body Type: Semi-Hollow
- Top: 3ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple, Hot Pressed
- Back: 3ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple, Hot Pressed
- Binding: Tan colored ABS on top and back

Neck:
- Species: Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
- Truss Rod: Traditional
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit:
- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard:
- Species: Hand-selected Dark Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.051
- Inlays: 1/4" Pearloid Dots
- Binding:.04, Tan
- Other: Standard Fret Wire/Tortoiseshell Side Dots

Nut:
- Material: Nylon
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
- Logo: Mother of Pearl 'Gibson' Logo
- Inlay: Traditional Mother of Pearl
- Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Truss Rod Cover
- Angle: 17 Degrees

Tuners:
- Model: Kluson Single Ring with Tulip Buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Tuning Ratio: 15:01

Bridge:
- Type: ABR-1
- Material: Nickel

Tailpiece:
- Type: Lightweight Nickel Stopbar
- Material: Nickel

Hardware:
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
- Pickguard: Black with 5-Ply B/W/B/W/B
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Black
- Strings:.010 - .046, Genuine Gibson Strings
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins

Pickups:
- Neck Position: CustomBucker (Alnico V)
- Bridge Position: CustomBucker (Alnico II

Electronics:
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Capacitors: Bumblebee
- Type: 500k Audio Taper
- Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
- Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Toggle with Vintage Cap
- Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft Jack

Case:
- Type: Hardshell
- Case Exterior: Tan
- Case Interior: Charcoal Plush
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (1 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Overall: Purchased to add to collection, but it has become my go to ES-335 All the right stuff on this model Looks, sounds and feels vintage w/o the issues OHSC in brown pebbled Tolex is a great touch PUPS are perfect and have the accurate voicing
Style of Music: Blues, Classic British Rock (Stones mostly)
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