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Gibson memphis E335 Anchor stud Bigsby VOS 2018

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Vintage Mojo in A Reissue ES-335

"Anchor Stud" — what does it mean? It means MOJO — vintage mojo. The Gibson Memphis ES-335 Anchor Stud Bigsby Vintage Original Spec (VOS) features a 1950s body shape and aged nickel finish, along with a Bigsby tremolo that has old-school ground-down anchor studs. The ES-335 Anchor Stud's mouse ear horns, vintage-style Kluson Double Ring Keystone tuning machines, and hot hide glue neck joint all pay homage to the original's rock 'n' roll swagger, and the weight-relieved maple centerblock provides extra sustain without putting your arm to sleep during a long gig. Employing a three-ply maple/poplar/maple top and back and quarter-sawn Adirondack spruce bracing and mahogany neck, this guitar is built with quality tonewoods for excellent timbre and a balanced voice. You get an aluminum B-7 Bigsby Tremolo, MHS bridge and neck humbuckers, two volumes and two tone controls, and a toggle switch for selecting the right pickup for the job. With a bone nut and rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding, the ES-335 Anchor Stud Bigsby VOS exemplifies the retro rocker with luxury appointments.

Historic spec's from tip to tail

The ES-335 Anchor Stud VOS features Kluson tuners with that old-school yellowed pearloid hue and Double Ring Keystone shape. The bone nut is not only traditional, it's also one of the best materials for making guitar nuts due to its density and tonal stability. The Anchor Stud VOS's Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers emit vintage-style magnetic response and are covered in aged nickel for a period-correct appearance. The yellowed binding, toggle pickup selector, rounded "C" neck shape, and tophat control knobs are historically accurate, too — but the most outstanding retro feature on this axe is the Bigsby B-7 tremolo, with its ground-down anchor studs that were originally modified to deal with the exposure of the anchor stud bushings that occurred when a Bigsby was installed. Talk about authenticity; this guitar drips with vintage vibe that guitarists and collectors at Hiendguitar love!

Gibson Memphis ES-335 Anchor Stud Bigsby VOS 6-string Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • "Time machine" reissue of the vintage "anchor stud" ES-335 Gibson with Bigsby tremolo
  • Vintage Original Spec from headstock to tremolo
  • Retro Double Ring Kluson Keystone tuners with aged pearloid keys
  • Yellowed single-ply cream binding looks like it's been aging for decades
  • 2 MHS humbuckers deliver authentic tone and appearance with aged nickel covers
  • Old-school toggle pickup selector, 2 tophat Volume knobs, and 2 tophat Tone controls
  • Period-correct Bigsby B-7 tremolo with the anchor studs ground down
  • 3-play maple/poplar/maple top and back resonate with vintage vibe
  • Weight-relieved maple centerblock for great sustain with less weight
  • Bone nut is dense, tonally stable, and less likely than plastic to bind strings
  • Quartersawn mahogany neck and Adirondack spruce bracing are strong and physically stable
  • Rounded "C" neck shape is super-playable and pays homage to the 335's vintage neck carve
  • Body Type:Semi-hollowbody, Weight Relief Centerblock
  • Body Shape:ES-335
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Top Material:3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Body Finish:VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color:Antique Pelham Blue
  • Neck Material:Quartersawn Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Rounded C
  • Radius:12"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Pearloid Small Block
  • Number of Frets:22, Medium Jumbo, Nickel Silver
  • Scale Length:24.75"
  • Nut Width:1.687"
  • Nut Material:Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:ABR-1 Bridge with Brass Saddles, Aluminum B-7 Bigsby Tremolo
  • Tuners:Kluson Double Ring Keystones
  • Neck Pickup:MHS Rhythm Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:MHS Lead Humbucker
  • Controls:2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings:.010-.046
  • Case Included:Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:ES33518APBNB1