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Musikmesse 2010: Gibson Custom release the 50th Anniversary ES-335TD guitar

Musikmesse 2010: Gibson Custom releases 50th Anniversary 1960 Gibson ES-335TD
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To honour it's 50th anniversary, Gibson Custom will be releasing the 1960 Gibson ES-335TD at Musikmesse 2010.

Back in the late 1950s, Gibson was boldly pushing the envelope on electric guitar design.

The effort resulted in several models that were just too far ahead of their time to sink in with players of the day - the Flying V and Explorer being cases in point - and were gone from the catalogue by 1960.

The ES-335 however was an instant classic, embraced by blues, rock, country and jazz players the world over.

By 1960, this model was hitting its stride though it was certainly a year of transition for the iconic model.

In the beginning of 1960, the ES-335TDs were built to the same specs as the 1959 versions and were offered in only Natural and Sunburst finishes.

By about midyear, neck specs began to change to a thinner and more elliptical feel and ultimately, production of the Natural ES-335TD would cease and the Cherry finish would take its place in the latter part of the year.

It is this later version that many argue the 1960 ES-335TD's features had settled into their optimum form.

With a fast new neck profile, striking new insert or reflector tone and volume knobs, the ES-335TD still retained early-spec details.

These include the dot fingerboard inlays, a double cutaway profile, full-length maple centerblock, and nickel-plated hardware that players have long seen as indicative of the model's zenith.

All these and more are brought back to life in the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD.

It is a reincarnation of one of the most legendary semi-hollow electric guitar of all time, handcrafted by Gibson Custom's Memphis division to celebrate the model's golden anniversary.

For this celebration, Gibson Custom is offering the later 1960 'fast neck profile' version, the most unique of the year, and is available in three finishes.

The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD is equipped with pickups and electronics that accurately reflect the original units of the most desirable ES-335TDs ever made.

All Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TDs come with a silkscreened Gibson Custom Shop hard-shell case, a Certificate of Authenticity and a full complement of 'how to' literature.

Posted on 18 Mar 2010 15:51 to category : Instruments News

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