Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee E ...

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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.

Era-Correct Features

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!

What's Included:

  • Gibson Custom Shop Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival' guitar
  • Gibson Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of authenticity


Body Shape ES-335
Body Material 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back Maple
Side Maple
Center Block Solid Maple
Finish Aged Sixties Cherry
Neck Material Solid Mahogany
Profile Authentic Medium C-Shape
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Frets Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material Nylon
Nut Width 1.687"
End of Board Width 2.24"
Inlays Pearloid Dot
Joint Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Hardware Finish Nickel
Tuner Plating Nickel
Bridge No-Wire ABR-1
Saddle Material Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece Bigsby B-7
Tuning Machines Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Tulip
Pickguard Black Multi-Ply
Truss Rod Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts
Switch Tip Cream
Strap Buttons Cream Plastic
Mounting Rings Black M69 Medium & Tall
Pickup Covers None
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
Output Jack Switchcraft
Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case Custom Shop ES-335 Case
Accessories Certificate of Authenticity


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