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More Details About Larry’s ’68 Gibson ES-335

Larry Carlton Signature GuitarBODY
Size: 16.5″ wide x 20″ long x 1.75″
Top Species: Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back Species: Maple/Poplar/Maple
Rim Species: Maple/Poplar/Maple
Binding: Single-ply Cream top, back

Species: Mahogany
Profile: 1960 Slim Taper
Peghead Pitch: 17°
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.825″
Thickness at 12th fret: 0.970″
Heel Length: 0.500″
Neck Joint Location: 19th fret
Headstock Inlay: “Gibson” and holly

Species: Rosewood
Scale length: 243/4″
Total Length: 18.137″
Nut Width: 111/16″
Width at 12th fret: 1.992″
Frets: 22
Inlays: Pearloid mini block
Binding: Single-ply Cream

Plating Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Knobs: Black Amps w/ gold insert
Tuners: MH Schaller M6

Pickups: ’57 Classics
Bridge Pickup: ’57 Classics
Controls: Two volume, two tone,
three-way switch

“Mr. 335” engraved truss rod cover

Bludotone Amps

This signal is fed into his effects processors that are connected via the mixer’s aux sends, and the effected signal is then sent to a pair of powered JBL stage monitors. “The tone of my reverb is from a microphone on my speaker, rather than preamp out,” Carlton reveals. “I’m treating my Mackie as a mixer just like I would in the studio––so that my effects (a reverb and a chorus) get hit with the sound of a microphone.”

Effectboard with Show-Bud Volume, Dunlop Wah and new Korg DTR-2000 orchestral tuner. (Visit for more information)

Strings for electric: D’Addario .010-.052

Strings for acoustic: D’Addario .011-.052

Larry Carlton endorses Korg Tuners, D’ Addario Strings, B-Band Acoustic Pickup Systems and Bludotone Amplifiers.

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