Item #1530408 Model #61ES335VOSCNH1

Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sixties Cherry


In Stock
Pickup In-Store
Save to Wishlist

From the neck shape and tonewoods, to the alnico pickups, the perfect '61 semi-hollowbody.

The Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS semi-hollow electric guitar authentically captures the sound and feel of a vintage classic. Crafted with premium tonewoods and outfitted with Burstbucker pickups, this guitar provides the full, warm tone that defined an era. Its solid mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard are shaped to 1961 specifications, with a comfortable rounded profile. The maple body resonates with woody depth and clarity. Visually, the 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS is a stunning recreation of the original, from its vintage sunburst finish to the pearloid dot inlays. For musicians seeking an instrument with history and soul, this guitar delivers an experience unlike any other.

Authentic Recreation of 1961 ES-335

Gibson Custom Shop luthiers meticulously studied vintage 1961 ES-335 models to recreate every nuance in this reissue. From the rounded cutaways to the slim taper neck profile, no detail was overlooked. The result is a guitar that looks, plays and sounds like a priceless vintage original. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish develops a patina over time, further enhancing the vintage vibe.

Premium Woods and Materials

A semi-hollow maple body and solid mahogany neck provide exceptional resonance and sustain. The rosewood fingerboard offers a smooth playing surface, with pearl dot inlays adding a touch of visual flair. High-quality components like CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors and Switchcraft toggle switches deliver reliable performance and contribute to the vintage-correct aesthetic.

Burstbucker Pickups for Classic ES Tone

Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups in the neck and bridge positions produce the warm, singing tone characteristic of vintage ES-335s. These Alnico II magnet pickups capture harmonic overtones and naturally compressed dynamics. Clear and articulate, Burstbucker pickups handle everything from jazz to classic rock with ease.

Vintage Specifications and Aesthetics

From top to bottom, the 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS is designed according to vintage specifications. Its slim taper neck profile, dot inlays, control layout and hardware are all modeled after vintage originals from 1961. The vintage sunburst finish develops a patina over time for an authentically aged appearance. No detail was overlooked in creating an instrument with vintage-correct style and sound.

The Gibson Custom 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS semi-hollow electric guitar provides an unparalleled vintage experience. With premium components, authentic design and soulful tone, this guitar delivers everything you love about an original ES-335 from 1961. For discerning musicians seeking a direct connection to the past, the 1961 ES-335 Reissue VOS is the real deal.

  • Shape: ES-335 Reissue semi-hollow
  • Material: Maple body
  • Finish: Vintage sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Solid mahogany
  • Profile: Slim taper, shaped to 1961 specifications
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearloid dot
  • Number of frets: Not specified
  • Pickup configuration: HH (Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 pickups)
  • Neck pickup: Burstbucker 1
  • Bridge pickup: Burstbucker 2
  • Controls: CTS potentiometers
  • Switching: Switchcraft toggle switch
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right handed


  • 3-ply maple/poplar body
  • Solid mahogany neck, authentic '61 neck profile
  • Vintage Burst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer, patina
  • Dot inlays