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Gibson 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), New, Vintage Sunburst, Inc. Case & COA

Gibson 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), Gibson. Gibson 1963 ES335 Block has a 3ply Maple & Poplar Top & Body, Slim Rounded C Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2

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Gibson 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1) Vintage Sunburst

The original “dot neck” ES-335 had already set the guitar world alight for half a decade with its powerful blend of archtop finesse and solidbody power by the time the “block neck” came along in 1963, but the first major renovation of the design marked a major milestone in Gibson history nonetheless. Two new refinements, represented here in the Gibson Custom Shop’s 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue, took the seminal semi-hollow guitar to new heights of popularity, and sales spiked as a result. The first alteration was cosmetic: Gibson replaced the ES-335 fingerboard’s dot inlays with blocks, which both eased visibility and added an extra touch of class. The second was a change in playing feel: the guitar’s neck was given the fast, slim profile that was standard for Gibson in the ’60s, and popular with players of all genres. The result was the guitar that Eric Clapton, for one, used to power up blues-rock with the supergroup Cream, and which took the ES-335 in general to new heights of popularity.

The ES-335’s design and construction, revolutionary for its day, gave it a “best of both worlds” appeal that suited it to any imaginable genre of music, from jazz to rock, blues to country. The 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue accurately retains the original construction, with the solid maple center block for superb sustain and resistance to feedback, and arched laminated maple top, back, and sides for added hollowbody-like warmth. The glued-in quarter-sawn mahogany neck with long tenon has a one-piece rosewood fingerboard with a 12” radius and a width of 1 11/16” at the nut, along with classic 24 ¾” Gibson scale length. In addition to these details, the newly revamped 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue also benefits from elements of the Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary Specifications being introduced for 2013. These include double ring Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a period-correct Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, a more accurate body and fingerboard binding color, and period-correct Aniline dye for the neck of guitars finished in Faded Cherry. The result is a block-neck ES-335 that is more true to the original of 1963 in look, feel, and tone than ever before.

A period-correct hardware set that includes an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece completes the ’63 specs, and adds to the 1963 ES-335 Block Reissue’s considerable sonic bite through a pair of Burstbucker humbucking pickups, which yield everything from rich vocal-like tones in the neck position, to impressive sting and grind in the bridge, to round, funky tones in between.

Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, adjustment literature, and coverage by Gibson Custom’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.


Top 3ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple
Body Type Semi-Hollow
Back 3ply - Maple/Poplar/Maple
Binding .090, Cream
Adhesive Franklin Titebond


Species Mahogany
Profile Slim, Rounded-C
Truss Rod Traditional
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Hot Hide Glue
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"


Species Rosewood
Frets 22
Radius 12"
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062
Inlays Pearl Small Block
Binding .04, cream
Other Reissue Fret Wire w/Tortoise Side Dots


Material Nylon
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK System


Inlay Holly Headstock Veneer with Pearl Crown and logo
Truss Rod Cover Vintage Truss Rod Cover
Angle 17 Degrees


Model Kluson Deluxe Double Band
Plating Nickel
Tuning Ratio 12:01


Type ABR-1
Plating Nickel


Type Stop Bar
Material Lightweight Aluminum
Plating Nickel Plated Gloss


Knobs Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts
Pickguard Reissue 5-ply
Strings .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
Strap Buttons Aluminum End Pins


Neck Position Burstbucker 1
Bridge Position Burstbucker 2


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


Color Antique Vintage Sunburst, Antique Faded Cherry, Antique Natural
Process VOS processing
Sealer Ntrocellulose Lacquer
Vintage Sunburst


Type Custom Shop Silkscreened Case
Case Exterior Black Pleather
Case Interior Charcoal Plush


Certificate of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Materials Adjustment Literature, Lifetime Warranty Information

Colour: Vintage Sunburst
New/2nd hand: New
Incl. extras: Inc. Case & COA

Gibson 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), Vintage Sunburst, New, Inc. Case & COA, Archtops & Semi Acoustics product details : Guitar Village UK

Gibson 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), 1963 ES-335 Block Plain (HS35P0VSNH1), Gibson. Gibson 1963 ES335 Block has a 3ply Maple & Poplar Top & Body, Slim Rounded C Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Burstbucker 1 & 2

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