REVIEW: Gibson 50th Anniversary 1963 ES-335

ES63SBNH1-Finish-ShotGibson unveiled the ES-335 in 1958 and it was an instant success, but even so the model underwent a few changes in 1963 which led to it becoming a bona fide icon. Those changes are often referred to as ‘Clapton-spec’ in tribute to this variant’s most famous proponent (have a guess who. Hint: it’s not Richard Clapton), and the most obvious change is the move from dot inlays to big chunky blocks. Gibson Memphis pays tribute to this revision with the 50th Anniversary ES-335. This version of the ES-335 is available in two period-correct finishes: ‘60s Cherry or Historic Burst, each of which is finished in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer and given Gibson’s VOS treatment for a gently aged look. This isn’t a ‘relic’ guitar by any means: rather it looks like it’s accumulated a few decades’ worth of natural ageing while being kept totally safe from dings and scratches. But it does feel nicely weathered.  Read More …

Pledgemusic Campaign To Bring Crimson ProjeKCt To Adelaide

TCP_2502b369302b5fbd6“#$%*! Adelaide misses out again?!” – It’s a common cry heard by promoters from the denizens of the City of Churches as tour after tour bypasses them.

We note your pain, good people of Adelaide and so do The Crimson ProjeKCt.

The monsters of prog would dearly love to bring their three hour show of outstanding musicianship to the city by the Gulf St. Vincent and are today launching a Pledgemusic campaign for fans to sign up for the show and to encourage others to help bring the music of King Crimson to Adelaide. Read More …