Although some people credit Ike Turner as author of the first rock and roll song (specifically, 1951’s “Rocket 88”), no one can deny that Berry was the architect of rock guitar. From Keith Richards to Tony Iommi to Angus Young and beyond, every rock guitarist who ever strapped on a six-string owes an incalculable debt to Berry.more
Chris listed "Gibson 335" amongst his equipment in Coldplay's self published E-Zine in 2003. This guitar has been widely used by Chris, on the road as well as in the studio. In [this] video of the band playing at Glastonbury in 2005, Chris can be seen playing it on the song "Warning Sign". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxEJ3c4qLM)more
In this photo, Ryan Jarman can be seen playing live with his Gibson ES-335 electric guitar. In an [interview with Gibson](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/the-cribs-1125.aspx), when asked if he used any Gibsons on The Cribs' album [Ignore The Ignorant](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignore_the_Ignorant), Ryan answers: "Yeah I used my ES-335s a lot on the new record. The reason why I started playing them in the first place was [Alex [Kapranos]](http://equipboard.com/pros/alex-kapranos) from Franz Ferdinand had one and I used it in the studio and just loved the sound of it. I know it may look a bit weird in our band because it’s not the kind of guitar you’d expect us to play, but the thing that I really like about the semi-acoustic is that, since I like to have a lot of gain on my amp, the guitar is always on the verge of feeding back. I think it adds a lot of tension to the sound, which is something that I love."more
"I started off with a 335, an Epiphone Dot. That brought me into the world of jazz guitars, and I’ve just been trying to find that Jazzmaster that felt right and looked right" - [Robert Ackroyd](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/florence-machines-rob-ackroyd-modified-jazzmaster/)more
When I first joined Shinedown, I had a definitive vision of what I wanted to have on-stage and what I wanted to present. That vision was to have all Gibsons, all in black. I have an ES-335, Les Paul Custom, a ’57 reissue, a ’67 reissue Flying V, an Elvis Presley Signature Dove, the black SG GT, an Explorer and a black Firebird. When you see all those guitars together in a rack, it just has such a presence. - Nick Perrimore
This an 80s pre-custom-shop 59 copy, pretty early ttempt at recreating a golden age 335. It has Tim Shaw humbuckers that are thick and syrupy with a complex tone. The neck is medium fat as it should be, very similar to the shape of my Yamaha 335, but the Yamaha has a mid-60s thin nut and this has the wide 50s nut that encourages bends but is a bit less fast on flatpicked jazz runs. Mine is black, not my preferred color but it was a great deal for a 335 having been re-fretted at least once. Obviously there is n fret edge binding left after the refret. Great rosewood fingerboard with a wide, streaky grain you don't see on a lot of modern guitars due to old growth woods being virtually non-existent now. Its also on the light side for a 335 and has a brightness on the bridge pickup that's almost gretschy. Its even louder unplugged than any of the other semis I've owned right up there with the starfire I used to play in highschool jazz band which was fully hollow but thing. This guitar sounds and plays great. Didn't even need to tweak the setup from the store. If you can get an 80s dot go for it, they are far better than most 80s les pauls if my 335 and the 88 LP I used to own are any indication. Love it. So stoked to finally have a Gibson 335, my favorite guitar ever.