It would be the understatement of the year to say that Gibson has a storied history of semi-hollow excellence, and their creations have become some of the most iconic instruments in American music history. But, despite their lofty status, the Gibson Memphis division has never been content to rest on its laurels, and every tradition benefits from an infusion of new blood. That's why we're so proud to present the newest addition to the Gibson Memphis family: the ES-235, an entirely new design from the wizards down in Tennessee.
The ES-235 takes its inspiration from two places: the body size and shape of an ES-125 and the sleek, iconic styling of the Les Paul. The combination works to perfection, and the ES-235 has a refined, elegant, simple aesthetic that calls to mind classic designs of the past while managing to look completely fresh.
It sounds fantastic, too, thanks to its pair of Burstbucker pickups, which blend modern clarity with vintage mojo. They amplify the tone of the same stellar 3-ply body featured on the ES-335 with great gusto, but the maple center block helps mitigate feedback, so you can feel free to crank it up!
When you factor in a comfortable rounded C-shaped neck profile, one thing becomes abundantly clear: the ES-235's stunning looks, sweet sounds, and smooth playability ensure that it will quickly become a modern classic. We are proud to showcase an instrument that will no doubt join Gibson's hallowed hall of semi-hollow greatness, and we cannot wait to see how it inspires yo on your music-making journey!