Posted on by Walter Bryant

Gibson Memphis Limited Run Main

Semi-hollowbody fans rejoice! Gibson  Memphis will be producing a limited run of two drop-dead gorgeous guitars; a reissue of the classic 1964 ES-345 and a modern, stunning ES-335 with some gorgeous flame maple on its top and back underneath a to-die-for Bourbon Burst finish.

The ES-345 is an exquisite recreation of the 1964 model that featured a Maestro Vibrola tailpiece. What a year! What a guitar! The Limited Run ’64 ES-345 features a hot-pressed maple/poplar/maple top, back, and sides, a SlimTaper mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, a gorgeous VOS-aged Sixties Cherry finish with tan body and fretboard binding, and some light aging particularly on the gold pickup covers. Pickups are MHS humbuckers that excellently recreate the great tones of this classic mid-‘60s guitar.

Other details include the matching 550K pots, the six-position Varitone switch, the period-correct “Custom Made” plate that covers the anchor holes for a stopbar tailpiece, and a non-wire ABR-1 bridge. Split parallelogram tuners, witch-hat knobs, what else ya want? You’ve been transported back to ’64. Lookout for that Beatle! Or Beetle for that matter.

Then there’s Gibson Memphis’ new Bourbon Burst ES-335, which is literally bursting with a gorgeous brown-to-dark yellow fade with plenty of wine reds in the middle. Such colors, and underneath  spectacular figured maple, no less. Some unique appointments include split-coil MHS humbucker pickups (coil-split activated by push/pull volume pots), nickel Grover tuners, chrome hardware (that contrasts wonderfully against the guitar’s finish), a TonePros AVR2 bridge with a stopbar tailpiece, and tan binding, all of which congeal into a beautiful guitar that’ll awaken your senses, and perhaps even clear your sinuses.

Are you rejoicing? Contact our sales staff to learn how you can acquire one of these great limited run semi-hollows from Gibson Memphis!

2014 Bourbon Burst ES-335

1964 ES-345 Maestro