Gibson Custom Shop's new Murphy Lab has one purpose: to take expert aging artist Tom Murphy's proprietary techniques to the next level. Here, Tom and his personally trained team of artists use cutting-edge technology and Tom's own processes, developed over years of careful testing, to produce perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons, each dressed with Tom's brand of authentic, hand-applied playwear, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Each Murphy Lab model corresponds to one of four distinct aging levels and features extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.
The Historic Reissue ES-335 is back and better than ever thanks to a year of studying, scanning, and listening to original examples. The expert craftspeople at the Gibson Custom Shop have rendered every contour, profile, inlay and color of the priceless vintage ES models in magnificent detail. The result is a playing and ownership experience that will keep you coming back for more. The 1961 Reissue models utilize rounded cutaways, SlimTaper neck proles scanned from originals, dot inlays and vintage-replica parts. It also features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
Body Shape:ES-335 Body:3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Weight Relief:None Binding:1-Ply Royalite Neck:Solid Mahogany Profile:Authentic '61 Skinny C-Shape Nut width:1.687" / 42.85mm Fingerboard:Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit Scale length:24.75" / 628.65mm Number of frets:22 Nut:Nylon Inlay:Pearloid Dot Bridge:ABR-1 Tailpiece:Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Knobs:Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts Tuners:Kluson Single Line, Double Ring Plating:Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged Neck pickup:Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Bridge pickup:Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Controls:2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS 500 k Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paperin-Oil Capacitors Case:Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
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