Gibson ES-335-12 Sunburst 1969

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-335-12 was launched in 1965 as a 12-string version of the ES-335. The original run only lasted till 1971, but the ES-335-12 has been reissued since. 

Years of Production: 1965 - 1971

Body Style: Hollowbody, double cutaway

Wood Composition: Maple body, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Two humbucker pickups, F-holes, Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece (tremolo optional), block inlays

Finish Specification: 
Sunburst was standard finish for the ES-335-12. 

Notable ES-335 Players: Larry Carlton, Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton

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