Gibson Debuts New Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival Guitar

This is a detailed signature replica of the guitar Alvin Lee used on Ten Years After's legendary Woodstock performance of "I'm Going Home."
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Gibson Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival

Gibson Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival

Ten Years After's star-making performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 made Alvin Lee a guitar hero, and made his beloved guitar of choice - "Big Red" - one of the most iconic guitars of the Sixties. Today, Gibson has announced the release of the Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival model, a detailed signature replica of the legendary guitar.

The Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival model features a three-ply maple/poplar/maple body with an Aged Sixties Cherry finish, a solid mahogany neck with an Authentic Medium C-Shape profile and an Indian rosewood fretboard with a hide glue fit.

Pickups-wise, it has uncovered Alnico III Custombuckers in the neck and bridge, plus a Seymour Duncan SSL-1 in the middle position. Elsewhere, there's a No-Wire ABR-1 bridge, Bigsby B-7 tailpiece and Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Tulip tuners.

The Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival even replicates the exact stickers found on "Big Red."

If all this makes you curious about the history of Lee's original "Big Red" guitar, you can read our full feature on the legendary instrument here.

The Gibson Alvin Lee ES-335 '69 Festival' guitar is available now - in a highly-limited run of just 50 instruments - for $7,299

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