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2013 Gibson Rusty Anderson ES-335 – Natural VOS

2013 Gibson Rusty Anderson ES-335 – Natural VOS

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Limited-edition Gibson ES-335 Rusty Anderson signature semi-hollow. Only made for 1 year and a rare sight on the used market.


It's in excellent condition with just light wear/blemishes on close inspection. We've highlighted under direct lighting to exaggerate the blemishes and make them visible on camera. It's has 1 owner from new and bedroom use only.

The craftspeople at Gibson Memphis have meticulously studied and measured an exceptionally well-preserved example of a 1959 ES-335, and it shows in every detail of the Rusty Anderson model. From neck shape, to body contours, to colouring and components, this is the real-deal vintage ES-335 experience. And to top it all off, that legendary tone is there in spades: from warm, rich jazz, to snappy funk and rhythm, to blistering all-out rock and roll, this guitar nails it all with the best of them.

Patterned on the original vintage 1959 ES-335, the Rusty Anderson ES-335' body is made from laminated maple with a solid, lightweight maple centre block, spruce braces, and cedar rim liners. The neck is carved from solid quarter-sawn mahogany to a superbly comfortable rounded (medium) 59 profile. The hand-selected dark rosewood fingerboard has simple dot position markers and vintage-correct binding, and is topped with a period-correct nylon nut. In its nitrocellulose Vintage Natural VOS finish, with aniline dye grain filler on the neck the Rusty Anderson ES-335 looks, feels, and sounds like a prized vintage ES-335 built nearly 55 years ago.

It is equipped with two specially designed CustomBucker humbucking pickups, recreated from precise study of prized vintage PAF humbuckers. Made with genuine Alnico II and Alnico V magnets and slightly mismatched, unspotted coils scatter-wound with 42 AWG wire, these pickups translate the guitar' sonic splendor into the throaty warmth and singing overdrive of the finest ES-335s ever made, with characteristic PAF clarity and bite at every turn. CTS potentiometers with Bumblebee tone caps ensure an authentically vintage signal path all the way to the output. Gibson Memphis ordered the potentiometers from CTS with their tightest tolerance (+/- 5%). They are 550K audio taper with heavy carbon pads. Gibson Memphis measured each resistance on each pot, matched and then built sets accordingly.

Gibson Memphis brings the vintage vibe home with single-ring Kluson tuners, a nylon nut, original ABR-1 Bridge, and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece with old-style long-anchor studs all contributing to superb resonance and sustain, as well as period-correct looks. All hardware is nickel plated, and gently aged in Gibson' VOS process. Period-correct '59 pickguard with period-correct truss rod and cover and historically accurate binding sizes and colours are the finishing touches on a stunning Artist guitar.

This collectors guitar comes protected in a tan hardshell case with plush charcoal lining and includes its original Certificate of Authenticity and paperwork.


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