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The body’s top, back and sides are made from three-ply maple/poplar/maple stock, with a solid maple centerblock that forms the “core” of the body. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD’s marriage of a solid maple core with hollow “wings” and laminated maple top and back yield the optimum blend of warmth and definition, a tone that countless major artists have turned to for five decades. The guitar really does present the optimum marriage of solidbody and thinline hollowbody characteristics, with the benefits of both, and none of the drawbacks.  
The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD follows the body lines of the original ’60 ES-335TD, with its arched top and back, and deep double cutaways for outstanding upper-fret access. The body is hot pressed into its arched proportions front and back, and glued with Franklin Titebond 50, the strongest wood glue in use today. Body Design
Weights vary slightly, according to wood supplies, but Gibson’s Custom Shop aims to attain the lightest quality wood stocks available for the construction of the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD.
The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD is available in three period-correct finishes, all aged with Gibson’s acclaimed VOS process or gloss: Antique Vintage Sunburst, Antique Faded Cherry, and Antique Natural. Antique Faded Cherry Antique Vintage Sunburst Antique Natural
Gloss Antique Faded Cherry Antique Vintage Sunburst Antique Natural
The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that closely replicates the finishing process applied to original ES-335s of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Like the great Gibson electrics made 50 years ago, this instrument is finished with minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance, and will age elegantly and naturally to continually enhance the appearance and tone of this reborn classic.
Surface Texture
The guitar is finished to a buffed gloss, but the VOS process applied afterward gives it a rich, naturally aged patina that results in somewhat less shine and more of a semi-satin texture in the final guitar. The model is available in VOS or gloss.