Gibson has introduced the Rich Robinson ES-335 which they say nails exactly what Rich loves in a vintage early '60s ES-335: killer authentic faded-Cherry looks, creamy yet clear PAF tones, and the added versatility of a genuine Bigsby vibrato with traditional 'Custom Made' plate to cover the stopbar stud holes. Here's the details in Gibson's own words...
This "small block" incarnation of the fabled ES-335 is dear to the hearts of many great players, and you'll find its full mojo embodied in the Rich Robinson ES-335. Built to the original ES-335 semi-hollow design with a body made from maple laminates and a solid center block to cut feedback and enhance sustain, this is one of the most adaptable electrics on the planet, excelling at anything from jazz, to pop, to country, to flat-out Black Crowes-certified rock'n'roll. Rich's preferred neck profile makes it superbly comfortable to play, and there's a little extra real estate at the 1.711"-wide nut to give you plenty of room to roam. Load in a BurstBucker 1 at the neck and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 at the bridge, dress it all in a luscious aged-Cherry finish given Gibson's exclusive VOS process, with gently aged and period-correct nickel hardware, and pack it in a brown hardshell case with plush charcoal lining and Certificate of Authenticity, this is a classic ES-335 you'll want to get your hands on right away.
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Never been a fan of the bigsbe bridge
30-Apr-14 09:18 PM
Who can afford one); I would love to have a les paul model even a used one . If you have a spare laying around collecting dust please send it my way i will play it daily !!
30-Apr-14 10:42 PM
agree - Bigsby no good, neither.
01-May-14 12:16 AM
Pretty sweet. Lose the Bigsby and shave about $1200 off the price and I'm in.
01-May-14 12:29 AM
I had the experience of having a bigsby restring it was a real learning exp
01-May-14 02:59 AM
^^^ All you guys, there's plenty of 335s without a Bigsby so buy one off those, you clowns.
01-May-14 03:49 AM
I have a 63 Gretsch 6118 double annie with the bigsby and a roller bridge, Love it, stays in tune too no matter how much I push or pull using flat wound strings... stop the Bigsby hate
01-May-14 08:44 AM
Have Bigsbys on two Gretchs and a Les Paul. Love them. Been thinking of putting one on my 335. This looks like a cool guitar. If you want a 335 without a Bigsby there are plenty to be found.
01-May-14 09:52 AM
Had.one just like this but it came in a brown fire proof case , loved it, sorry I got rid of it.
09-May-14 07:43 PM
Only thing uglier then a floyd is a Bigsby
23-Jul-14 10:22 PM
Check out the Vibramate Spoiler. Perfect fix for Bigsby string changing hassles.
04-Jun-16 01:38 PM