This year, Gibson seems to have revealed all its forthcoming ranges at once - following the announcement of the core USA guitar line, 2018’s Memphis models have now come out of hiding at retailers worldwide.
The company has trimmed down its new ES offerings to just five models, spanning the ES-335 Dot to the luxurious ES-335 Figured.
As always with the Memphis line, specs are fairly traditional, with the odd modern twist - note the ES-335 Figured’s Aquamarine finish, and the ES-330’s hum-cancelling P-90 pickups.
Head on through the gallery for a closer look, specs and street prices…
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Figured 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The 2018 Gibson ES-335 Figured is more than top-of-the-line appointments and enhancements, it’s a statement.
AAA figured maple veneer and an Aquamarine finish create an impressive visual individuality.
High-end appointments like the hand-wired MTC Premiere control assembly with Orange Drop capacitors and 550K matched pots, ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, and MHS humbucking pickups ensure that you sound as good as you look.
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The 2018 Gibson ES-335 DOT is designed with the working musician in mind and pairs innovative thinking with time-honored tradition.
The Rounded “C” single-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and hand-rolled neck binding give you an unmatched playing feel.
The Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 humbucking pickups ensure that you will always have the versatility to match your own creativity.
Gibson Memphis ES-335 Traditional 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The 2018 Gibson ES-335 Traditional is not a revolution, it’s an evolution. Built on a pedigree of performance and quality, this guitar takes things a step further.
The ABR-1 bridge is enhanced with titanium saddles for increased clarity, definition, and sustain.
The control assembly is hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors and our MHS humbucking pickups, resulting in that distinctive Gibson tone that players crave.
New timeless finishes include Antique Faded Cherry and Antique Ebony.
Gibson Memphis ES-330 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The premiere thinline hollowbody of all time, this Historic ES-330 is captured with iconic elements that have made this the guitar of guitars for players of any style and technique.
Memphis is recreating this particular piece of history in every detail: slim taper cutaways, Kluson white oval button tuners, rolled neck binding, vintage style "no logo" potentiometers-every stitch of this classic instrument has history written into it. Includes hardshell case.
Gibson Memphis ES-275 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The 2018 Gibson ES-275 Custom in Sunset Burst finish is a reinvented classic archtop designed with the modern player in mind.
Honoring the long tradition of Gibson's great jazz guitars in looks, tone and feel, the ES-275 Custom offers players of any musical genre a timeless instrument with modern functionality.
For improved access to the 22 fret dark rosewood fretboard, the thinline body design features a single rounded cutaway.
The Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic tuners and pinned ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles offer precise intonation and tuning stability.
Rich tones are always on tap thanks to the hand-wired control assembly with Orange Drop capacitors, 550K matched pots and Gibson's popular MHS humbucking pickups. Includes hardshell case.