Gibson ES 335 Beale Street

Gibson ES 335 Beale Street

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Part Number:335Beale

This was sent to me directly from the Gibson Beale Street Showcase. The invoice lists this as

PART NO. ESDPAVSNH1

MA07

ES335 Fat Neck

Vintage Sunburst

Nickel Hardware

Serial #01957744

Gibson specifically asked me to use this guitar on my DVDs. In fact, hand written for the PO # are the words “Video Shoot.”

I used this on several of my instructional DVDs. Most notably on Total Scales and Easy Scales, Easy Guitar Tricks and Easy Guitar Songwriting and Harmony.

CONDITION: It’s in excellent, showroom condition. Being 11 years old, there are some signs of being played on the back of the guitar, but absolutely no notable dings, dents or scratches that go deep beyond the finish. There is some black padding residue from a guitar stand that can definitely be cleaned off.

PLAYABILITY: I love it’s fat neck. It’s unlike any other I’ve played. As I state in the video, I don’t know the proper name for the shape of the neck, (as in D or U shape). However, the invoice from Gibson specifically calls it a fat neck. That it is! Incredible feel to it.

TONE: The sound this thing puts out is endless. I love the cleans, right on through to the howling sustain. You can really dial this in with your favorite amplifier to get extremely full, glass-like, rounded notes. It is a monster of an instrument.

GIBSON CUSTOM w/CASE: As stated, I am the original owner. This was sent direct from Gibson to me and came with a Gibson Custom guitar case. I guess the “FAT Neck” feature places this guitar in the custom category.

PROTOTYPE: I only put this in the title because it was an early release for the “FAT Neck 335.” Gibson introduced this model in 2008, yet mine is clearly an ’07 by the serial number and matching invoice from the Gibson Beale Street Showcase store.

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