Gibson Luther Dickinson ES-335 2013
Son of Memphis music legend Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson has made it his mission to bring North Mississippi Hill Country blues into the 21st Century. He keeps the music fresh by refusing to be a mere revivalist, instead adding influences from the Allmans to hip-hop, all without losing the music’s primal energy. Similarly, his signature ES-335 combines traditional dot-neck 335 looks with some personal preferences for a novel take on a classic American instrument.
The Luther Dickinson ES-335 retains the classic semi-hollow body with a solid maple center block. Like late-’50s 335s, it features laminated maple top, back, and sides, and traditional f-holes. The glued-in neck is quarter-sawn mahogany, topped by a rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot position markers. Vintage cream binding adorns both body and neck, and the gorgeous, nitrocellulose lacquer “Jim Dickinson Burst” finish matches the tobacco finish on a vintage ES-175 owned by Dickinson’s father. One of the most fantastic renaissance moments in the details of this 335 is the inclusion of biting Gibson P90'sThis babe is in great condition, just setup and comes with original HSC!
Heres the specs:
NECK Glued-in quarter-sawn mahogany
FRETBOARD Rosewood with pearloid dot position markers
BODY Laminated maple with a solid maple center block
BRIDGE ABR bridge and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
PICKUPS Gibson P-90s
CONTROLS Two Volume and two Tone controls, 3-way toggle
WEIGHT 8.10 lbs