Gibson started producing the ES-335 in 1958 and it was known as the Thinline. They made several solid body electric guitars prior to this but the solid body lacked the darker, warmer tone that was produced by unamplified hollow body guitars.
In seeking a middle ground between the solid body electrics and hollow body guitars, the ES-355 wa developed. This semi-hollow body guitar met these requirements and is used for a wide range of music including, blues, jazz and rock. The guitar has been extremely popular and in continuous production since 1958.
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The following tabs detail what you will receive with the Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plan #4:
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Scale: 24.75" (628.7mm) Double Cutaway Body Body Maximum Length = 19.83" (503.8mm) Body Maximum Width = 16.52" (419.6mm) Body Thickness = (45mm) 1-3/4" Plus Carved Top & Back Plates Number of Frets = 20 Nut Width = 1.69" (42.9mm) Fretboard Width at 20th Fret = 2.22" (57.3mm) Fretboard Maximum Thickness = 1/4" (6.35mm) Fretboard Radius = 12" (304.8mm) Neck Reinforcement = 18" Dual Action Adjustable Truss Rod with Hex Nut. Adjustable at Headpiece Neck Attachment: Mortise & Tenon Joint - Glued Peghead Type: Standard GLSS Style Pegehead w/ a 12.9 Degree Angle Tuning Machines: Classic Kluson Waffleback 3+3 - Perloid Keystone BTN Bridge: Classic Nashville Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece: Gotoh Stop Tailpiece w/ .990” (25.15mm) Bushings Plastic Binding Around Top & Back Perimeter Body: 1-3/4” (45mm) 3.2mm 1/8” Maple Carved Top: Curly Maple - Thickness Varies. Book-Matched Grain Carved Back: Maple. Book Matched Grain Neck: Honduras Mahogany Fretboard: Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
Number of Pickups: 2 (Matched Set)
Neck Pickup: Based on Seymour Duncan Humbucking #SH1 Bridge Pickup: Based on Seymour Duncan Humbucking #SH1
Pickup Control: 3-Way Toggle Switch
Left: Up Pickup On Center: Both Pickups On Down: Bridge Pickup On
Tone Controls: (1) Pot for Each Pickup Volume Controls: (1) Pot for Each Pickup Jack: Standard Side Mounted 1/4" Mono Phone Plug w/ Jack Plate
Master Plan Content:
Guitar Plan Showing Top of Entire Guitar, Inc. Fretboard & Headpiece Guitar Back View Guitar Left Side View Guitar Front View - Cut Through Neck Looking at Cutaway Lateral Section Through Body Longitudinal Section Through Body, Neck & Peghead Neck Sections @ 1st, 6th and 12th Frets Body Cavity Layout Showing all Routed Cavities for Pickups, Wiring, Controls Etc. Detailed Wiring Diagram Fret Spacing Table The Included Template Sheet provides you with the following template layouts: Body + Cavity Routing Template for Body Shape, Pickup and Control Cavities, Wiring Channels Neck Profile & Plan Incl. Headpiece & Tuner Layouts Form Insert Template Showing Both Halves of Guitar for Form Insert Used in Our Side Bending Machine Pickguard, MOP Inlay & Truss Rod Plate Routing Templates Fretboard Routing Template, Incl. Fret Positions and Fretboard Radius Guides Contour Map of Carved Top & Back Showing 1/32” Increments of Top & Back Contour (4) Sections Through Top Showing Top Contour