GIBSON ES-335TD | 1979
Like the Les Paul, the ES-335 stands as one of Gibson's all-time most iconic models. The ES-335 is a semi-hollowbody guitar which means that it has a solid block of wood running through its center with hollow wings on either side. This construction style maintains the open tone of a hollowbody while helping to reduce feedback. The ES-335 was introduced in 1958 and has remained in production in various forms ever since. The official model designation of the ES-335 is ES-335TD, with the TD standing for thinline, double pickups.
-Years of Production: 1958 - present
-Body Style: Semi-hollowbody, double cutaway
-Unique to this Era: In 1977, Gibson makes a coil-tap switch on the upper horn standard on the ES-335.
-Wood Composition: Maple body, Rosewood fingerboard
-Design Elements: Two humbucker pickups, F-holes, Tune-o-matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece (tremolo optional), block inlays, coil-tapping electronics
-Finish Specification: Walnut is a standard finish for the ES-335.
-Notable Players: Larry Carlton, Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton