Product Comparison: Gibson ES-335 vs Gibson Les Paul Standard

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General Specifications
Les Paul Standard
About the Product
The ES-335 has been a legendary tone machine since 1958. Our 2016 features a tubeless Historic truss rod, PAF-style Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups, and redesigned neck shape for increased strength and enhanced playing comfort.
Since its introduction in 1952, the Les Paul has achieved mythical status, and the Gibson Les Paul Standard carries on that legacy. Maple-topped mahogany delivers a balanced combination of warmth and brightness that's enhanced beautifully by a set of vintage-inspired Burstbucker pickups. On top of that, historically handwired circuitry infuses this guitar with an unmistakable sonic appeal.
Key Specs
Guitar Type
Hand Orientation
Number Of Strings
Pickup Configuration
Burstbucker 1 & 2
2 Humbuckers
Pickup Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Guitar came well packaged and in perfect condition as described. Looks great, sounds great. Thanks!
  • I have not found much this can't do, Les's and strats have their place but this is more of a do all for me. I can go from blues to heavy rock to country with just a quick flip and click.
  • Fit finish, feel, tone, you name it. I really like the coil tap feature; going to single coil from humbucker. Great versatiliy.
  • This guitar is perfect for leading worship music and eliminates the need most of the time to switch to an acoustic guitar because this thing sounds beautiful clean!
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 Wine Red Candy
  • I love the Les Paul Standard so much that I have purchased two in the past two years. These instruments are outstanding and absolutely cannot be challenged by any other guitar. Upon arrival, both of my instruments playability was exceptional.
  • Excellent guitar.. G force works perfectly.. No wonder Gibson includes G force and removable pick guard only in high performance series!!!
  • The pickups are fine, the coil tap option is something I had not experienced previously and I was surprised that the humbuckers when tapped did not sound thin or weak...nice feature.
  • Body is comfortable with good neck action. Actually like the sound of the pick ups with the coil tap. It gives a brighter humbucker combination sound.
  • String definition is all there and very well balanced low to high, no muddiness at all, pickups are clear and airy.
  • I'm giving this guitar two stars because the polyurethane finish on it is terribly flawed. There are loads of tiny scratches or divets, as if some material damaged the finish.
  • The guitar sounds great. Pickups and electronics are solid. Strings don't look or feel new. Frets are high and will have to be dressed. The guitar has tuning issues if you play hard.
Size & Weight
Total Length
41.5 in.
44 in.
Lower Bout
16 in.
18 in.
Nut Width
1.69 in.
1.69 in.
Body Depth
8 in.
8.5 lbs.
6 lbs.
Body Length
21 in.
Upper Bout
14 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • The quality on the finish was amazing as well. I feel truly fortunate to have gotten such a great guitar.
  • The neck was way too thin in profile for my liking, although others may find it comfortable.
  • The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily uncomfortable, but I think I prefer a slim taper neck and P 90s for their clarity. I
  • This is one good deal for a 335 style guitar. Body is comfortable with good neck action.
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 Wine Red Candy
  • Not only is it beautiful, it is also everything that I expected. His sound, his finger board, his weight .
  • Guitar is what i want. its comfortable, not bulky and easy to play on.
  • Takes a little bit to get use to the size but feels amazing after.
Maple, Poplar, Maple
What customers say about "Materials"
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Brilliant finish color, neck profile, fingerboard radius. Playability is excellent .
  • The finish is flawless. Color never seems the same as light hits it from different angles.
  • Top quality workmanship. Seamless construction.
  • The neck mohagany wood grain is just so warm and beautiful. But the amazing this is this baby sounds as great as it looks!
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 Wine Red Candy
  • Beautiful instrument, top guality finish, tight action, fantastic neck profile and ease of play.
  • The finish is just too beautiful to hide under a piece of plastic that I don't need, anyway.
  • This is a wonderful guitar with a very sweet sound. Has the typical gibson quality and beautiful finish.
  • Build quality seems far better than any other Gibson I have held.
  • The build quality and finish are nice and I expect the guitar to give many years of good service.
Pick Up System
Burstbucker 1 / Burstbucker 2
String Scale
24.75 in.
24.75 in.
Number Of Frets
Strap Included
Grover 'Milk Bottle' Tuners
Vintage Style Keystones
Sound Controls
Lead Volume, Rhythm Volume, Lead Tone, Rhythm Tone
2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Bridge Type
ABR-1 with titanium saddles
Tune–o–matic bridge with titanium saddles
World's most respected semi-solid guitar, Memphis Historic Spec pickups, Memphis Tone Circuit Plus
Gibson G FORCE™ Tuning System, Zero Fret Adjustable Nut, Upgraded Tune–o–matic bridge with titanium saddles, Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard, Removable Pickguard, Comprehensive wood selection and grading
Neck Fixation Type
Glued in
Glued in
What customers say about "Features"
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Still adapting to short scale neck after playing certain California guitars ! Overall it's an excellent deal at street price.
  • Sustaining a single note or a full chord is effortless.
  • Plugged in, the pickups sound great to me as is. I can't see the need to swap them out. Fit, finish way above what I expect in a budget import guitar.
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 Wine Red Candy
  • Hand wired, orange drop caps. Just sweet as ever. no pcb, no brass nut, no robot tuners. Just kick awesome. Hand wired, orange drop caps. Just sweet as ever. no pcb, no brass nut, no robot tuners. Just kick awesome.
  • I don't know how Gibson figured out how to get new guitars to sound like a 60 year old guitar but they did. I own 50s,60's and 90s Gibsons. This hangs and dare I say may sound better.
  • The clear, pristine tone just destroys every other guitar I own, including guitars by Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker and Danelectro.
  • Amaze balls, the most expressive les Paul I have ever played, they have introduced a whole,new level of quality to the guitar line up, simplifying the 2014 and maintaining a better more elegant ethos to thei models.
  • Love the removable scratch plate, no holes !
  • Neck trapezoid slim? not slim,unit neck C seim Les Paul De Luxe.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
3499.00 $

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