The first semi-hollowbody electric guitar of its kind, the historic Gibson ES 335 is considered a semi-hollowbody standard even today. With impeccable sound across a wide range of tonal options, the Gibson ES 335 can be found in the hands of jazz, blues, and rock players all over the globe. For 2018, Gibson brings the ES 335 Traditional to you with all the same exquisite craftsmanship and detailed appointments that made the original a smash hit in 1958 when it debuted. A 3-ply figured maple and poplar top and back, with a center block of maple and a quartersawn mahogany neck, make up the quality tonewoods of the ES 335. In addition, quartersawn Adirondack spruce is used in the bracing to further enhance the rich tone of this seminal instrument. For blazing amplified sound, the ES 335 comes with MHS humbucker pickups and MTC Premiere controls, giving you a massive range of stylistic options for performance. Semi-hollowbody players here at Hiendguitar love the Gibson ES 335 Traditional and know you will, too!