The Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival is Gibson’s tribute to the English Ten Years After frontman, Alvin Lee. Ten Years After made a name for themselves with their game-changing performance at Woodstock in 1969.
Now the legendary ES-335 that accompanied Lee on that faithful night is getting a limited edition reissue, thanks to Gibson.
Gibson honours the heroes that made Woodstock with the Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 reissue. This gem comes with all the mods and mojo of the original.
Alvin Lee and Ten Years After are known for their hits I’m Going Home and I’d Love To Change The World. His choicest ES-335, covered in the iconic stickers, was the axe that paved the bands’ manic blues-rock sound.
Lee says, “When I broke the neck at the Marquee, I sent it back to Gibson for repair, and when it was returned they had lacquered over all the stickers. So they couldn’t come off.”
This new reissue sports a solid mahogany body, Bigsby B-7 tailpiece and aged cherry finish. The neck and bridge pickups are Uncovered Custombuckers (Alnico III) while the middle is a Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Single Coil.
Other features include a No-Wire ABR-1 bridge and Kluson tuner heads. Only 50 models are being offered worldwide so those looking to grab this rare slice of history better act fast.
Head over to the Gibson website for more info.