Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee ES-335 69 Festival
Includes Hard Case
Manufacturer's ID: 60ES335AALCHNB1
What we say:
At A Glance:
Alvin Lee's legendary performance with Ten Years After at the Woodstock '69 Festival is undoubtedly one of the defining moments in rock history, and his raucous, barnstorming performance of I'm Going Home included in the Woodstock movie ensured that his heavily modified ES335 became an icon of the era.
After careful examination and measurements of Alvin's trusty "Big Red", Gibson Custom Shop have released this truly faithful reproduction featuring the precise specifications of the original, and in extremely limited quantities.
Features We Love:
As well as a wonderful pair of Gibson Custombucker (Alnico III) humbuckers in the Neck and Bridge positions, there is a Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Singlecoil in the middle. Alvin Lee added this to his original 335 to achieve those 'in-between' tones that certain other guitars of the day with a middle-singlecoil were capable of, giving him a much more varied tonal palette to play with.
Gibson have faithfully reproduced every facet and detail of this lauded axe, from period correct components and neck carve, to Alvin's own modified electronics including the extra mid-position pickup, even right down to the iconic stickers the original sports in the Woodstock movie!
Gibson Custom Shop
This is no mere off the shelf guitar with some modifications; this is a Gibson Custom Shop guitar, and sports all the very best components, materials and construction methods the lauded Gibson guitar company are known for. Every single Gibson Custom Shop piece is practically a work of the luthier's art in itself.
- Truly faithful recreation of Alvin Lee's iconic axe from his seminal Woodstock set.
- True-to-the-original period correct features, including Alvin's pickup mods and even the stickers!
- Available in extremely limited quantities - only 50 available worldwide!
- Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival' guitar
- Gibson Hardshell Case
- Certificate of authenticity
|Body Material||3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Center Block||Solid Maple|
|Finish||Aged Sixties Cherry|
|Neck Material||Solid Mahogany|
|Profile||Authentic Medium C-Shape|
|Fingerboard Material||Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit|
|End of Board Width||2.24"|
|Joint||Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit|
|Saddle Material||Nickel-plated Brass|
|Tuning Machines||Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Tulip|
|Truss Rod||Authentic 1950s No-Tube|
|Truss Rod Cover||Authentic Stepped 2-Ply|
|Control Knobs||Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts|
|Strap Buttons||Cream Plastic|
|Mounting Rings||Black M69 Medium & Tall|
|Neck Pickup||Custombucker (Alnico III) - Uncovered|
|Middle Pickup||Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Single Coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Custombucker (Alnico III) - Uncovered|
|Controls||CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors|
|Pickup Selector||3-Way Switchcraft|
|Strings||.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046|
|Case||Custom Shop ES-335 Case|
|Accessories||Certificate of Authenticity|
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