George Gruhn's Rare Bird: 1958 Gibson ES-335. (Input/Output)
Gruhn, George, Guitar Player
The year 1958 was a period of great productivity for Gibson president Ted McCarty and his design team. Among the new models introduced at the Summer NAMM show in Chicago that year were the double cutaway Les Paul Junior and Special, the Flying V and Explorer, the sunburst finish Les Paul Standard, and the ES-335. While all these models were of great significance, the ES-335 was the most radical new design concept.
The Les Paul Junior and Special were innovative in introducing double cutaways to give players an extended reach, but the ES-335 combined that concept with a semi-hollowbody construction and a solid center block that delivered the performance characteristics of a …
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Publication information: Article title: George Gruhn's Rare Bird: 1958 Gibson ES-335. (Input/Output). Contributors: Gruhn, George - Author. Magazine title: Guitar Player. Volume: 36. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2002. Page number: 24. © 1999 New Bay Media. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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