Gibson Larry Carlton Signature ES-335
Also known as Mr. 335, Larry Carlton has been a prolific and influential jazz guitarist since he first hit the scene in the late '60s. From jazz and blues to fusion and rock, Mr. Carlton has touched countless styles with his scorching solos and tuneful playing. Through it all, he has almost exclusively used a beloved 1968 Gibson ES-335 -- a guitar masterfully recreated by the craftsmen at Gibson Memphis in the Gibson Larry Carlton Signature ES-335.
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Like Larry Carlton himself, the Gibson ES-335 is famous for its musical versatility. The semi-hollowbody design first introduced by Gibson in the late '50s provides an outstanding range of mellow, jazzy mids and tighter, rock-worthy highs. This exact tonal balance is what made this the ideal guitar for a player like Larry Carlton, who has traversed so many genres through his career. The Larry Carlton Signature ES-335 uses maple for the body bound with a single-ply, cream-colored binding. The mahogany neck is crafted in a classic 1960 slim-taper profile with a comfortable rosewood fretboard, providing ultimate playability for those clean Carlton-esque licks. The pickups are Gibson '57 Classics, which create outstanding jazz warmth as well as the tasty high-end sizzle Larry employed in the legendary solo from Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne."
Vintage Style and Character
True to the original, the Larry Carlton Signature ES-335 includes an attractive burst finish that has recently been dubbed "Carlton Burst." The hardware is chrome-plated and includes a Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Schaller M6 tuners. Adorning the truss rod cover are the words "Mr. 335" as a proud statement of the importance of this guitar to Larry's sound and style.
- Vintage style ES-335 modeled after Larry Carlton's own beloved guitar
- Dual '57 Classic humbuckers for outstanding tone and balance
- Comfortable 1960 Slim-tapper mahogany neck
- Maple body with resonant semi-hollow construction
- "Mr. 335" truss rod cover
- Vintage "Carlton Burst" finish
- Included Gibson hardshell case
Heard on countless hit records and innovative solo works, Larry Carlton is a true pioneer of jazz, fusion, and rock guitar. With the Larry Carlton ES-335 Signature, Gibson has produced a guitar with the legendary tone and style worthy of Mr. 335 himself.
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