Gibson ES-335 Cherry Red Gibson Tremolo

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Gibson-ES 335 (Bigsby)
Chad's Bigsby Guitar photo taken at Mansun Convention 2014
Chad's Bigsby Guitar photo taken at Mansun Convention 2014
Manufacturer Gibson
Period 1961–present
Body Type Semi-hollow
Neck Joint Set neck
Scale 24.75 in (629 mm)
Woodbody Maple (plywood)
with maple centre block
Woodneck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Bridge Tune-O-Matic with stopbar
Pickups 2 Humbuckers; 2 P-90s
Colours and Styling
Styling Early 90's Cherry red. Gibson plectrum dispenser.


The first appearance of the ubiquitous Gibson ES-335 is in the Flourella promo video where Chad can be seen playing an early 90's model cherry red ES-335 unmodified with it's original tailpiece.


I found it second-hand, played it once and fell in love with it. I've had a Bigsby fitted too, which I don't use much onstage, but in the studio we use it for sound effects and stuff

Dominic Chad

The Bigsby mentioned that was installed on this guitar is a vintage Gibson produced tremolo unit very similar to a Bigsby. The tremolo effect can clearly be heard at the end of Railings and was used extensively in tracks like ICODU and Take It Easy Chicken.


Live Performances

This guitar was continually used on every Mansun tour.

In the Studio

Guitar Gallery