Gibson ES-335 Black (Crossbones)
|Gibson-ES 335 Crossbones|
|Neck Joint||Set neck|
|Scale||24.75 in (629 mm)|
|Woodbody|| Maple (plywood)|
with maple centre block
|Bridge||Tune-O-Matic with stopbar|
|Pickups||2 Humbuckers; 2 P-90s|
|Colours and Styling|
|Styling||Black, custom Crossbones vinyl stickering, Gibson vintage Tremolo.|
The black (ebony) Crossbones ES335 can first be seen in the Egg Shaped Fred promo video unmodified with the original tailpiece. This guitar was also fitted with a vintage Gibson produced tremolo unit. It was later customised between the release of Stripper Vicar and Wide Open Space with the infamous crossbones. It became the favoured live guitar.
My main guitar's a black Gibson ES335," offers Chad. "With a Gibson tremolo. I've got a red one for backup and live
The guitar was last used live in 1997 being replaced by Chad's original cherry red 335. In 2002 Chad was asked if he had still got the black Gibson with the skull(?) and crossbones on it...
|No, I snapped the neck too many times, unfortunately.|
In the Studio
The guitar was sold by Back Alley Music in Chester.