Gibson Larry Carlton ES-335 Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
- Plain laminated Maple best, back and sides
- 1 piece 1960 Slim-Taper Mahogany neck w/Rosewood fingerboard
- ’57 Classic Humbucker pickups
- Nashville TOM bridge w/Stopbar Tailpiece
- Consists of case
As Larry Carlton has shown all through his extraordinary, multi-faceted career as a very first-call session guitarist and a successful recording artist, the double-cutaway, semi-hollow physique ES-335 is the excellent guitar for practically any musical setting. It is as excellent a match for jazz and fusion as it is for blues and beyond. The Larry Carlton signature model features all the individual specs of the man identified about the planet as “Mr. 335,” from the custom ’60s neck profile to the Classic Sunburst finish with single-ply cream binding.Because the late 1960s, Larry Carlton has appeared on thousands of recordings as a session player, in addition to his work as a solo recording artist which has earned him 18 Grammy nominations to go along with his 3 Grammy statues. All through it all, the primary constant in Carlton’s wide-ranging career has been his beloved 1968 Gibson ES-335, which he nonetheless utilizes these days.
The guitar for the man dubbed “Mr. ES-335.”
Two ’57 Classic humbucking pickups and stopbar tailpiece.
Schaller M6 tuners and chrome-finished hardware.
From the time his parents place a six-string into his hands at the age of six to his very first gig at a supper club in 1962 to his first recorded album in 1968, With A Tiny Help From My Pals, “Mr. ES-335 has wowed audiences and critics alike with his virtuosity, and his distinctive bluesy rhythmic melodies and ringing guitar tone. He immediately endeared himself to any person who was lucky enough to hear his distinctive blend of American jazz, blue, rock and pop guitar, which he developed by studying the inspirational strategies of artists like Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, B.B. King, along with legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and trumpeter Miles Davis.
Body and Neck
Gibson Custom decided to honor Carlton’s legacy in 2004 with the introduction of the Larry Carlton ES-335, which faithfully recreates his renowned six-string semi-hollowbody guitar, therefore generating it the best instrument for any musical setting. This legendary instrument characteristics plain laminated maple leading, back, and rims, with single-ply, creme-colored binding around the prime and back. The finish has been dubbed the “Carlton Burst” for its resemblance to the faded burst finish on Carlton’s original guitar. The normal 24-3/four-inch scale neck attributes a slim-taper profile, topped with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, pearloid block inlays and single-ply binding along the fingerboard.
A pair of Gibson’s legendary ’57 Classic pickups provide all the warm, full tone and balanced response expected from a Gibson humbucker. Other normal appointments incorporate a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, Schaller M6 tuners and chrome-completed hardware. The Larry Carlton ES-335 from Gibson Custom comes with the standard Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.
Applying a nitrocellulose finish to any Gibson guitar is one particular of the most labor-intensive elements of the guitar-making process. A effectively applied nitro finish demands comprehensive man hours, numerous evenly applied coats, and an exorbitant quantity of drying time. But this truth has by no means swayed Gibson into altering this time-tested strategy, employed ever since the initial Gibson guitar was swathed with lacquer back in 1894. Why? For starters, a nitro finish dries to a considerably thinner coat than a polyurethane finish, which signifies there is less interference with the natural vibration of the instrument, allowing for a purer tone. A nitro finish is also a softer finish, which makes it very easily repairable. You can touch up a scratch or ding on a nitro finish, but you can not do the very same on a poly finish. In addition, a nitro finish is quite porous in nature, and actually gets thinner over time. It does not “seal” wood in an airtight shell–as a poly finish does–and enables the wood to breathe and age properly.
All VOS (Vintage Original Spec) series guitars will use a proprietary process that contains special actions for staining, wet-sanding, and hand-rubbing subsequently the guitars reflect what a nicely-cared for 40-year-old guitar looks like. The outcome is a remarkable patina that will delight even the most discriminating enthusiast.
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