When Gibson® designed and built the ES-335 it was a hit. This Haywire Custom F-335 custom guitar is our take on this classic design, combining some of the best elements of a Gibson® 335 with the classic feel and balance of a solid body double cutaway guitar. The lower bout of this guitar is only 12-7/8 inches wide, giving it better balance for playing while sitting or standing. The neck thickness and 24-3/4″ Gibson Scale is the same as the 335, and the back is solid wood shaped and cut out with a comfort contours for a closer fit to your body
With its semi-hollow carved top body and F-hole mated to creamy-toned Lollar “Imperials” humbuckers, the Haywire F 335 Custom is a classic that will stand the test of time. Split coil tap circuitry is standard on this model, which allows you to transform your humbuckers into single coil operation whenever you like, giving you all the sounds you desire … from the classic ’60s Single-Coil sounds, to the higher output pickup combinations that push your amplifier into distortion faster and harder. We also add our Haywire Treble bleed Circuit to ensure that your high frequencies are strong and clear when you need to play at lower volumes.
This guitar features and all Mahogany, Gibson® 24-3/4 inch scale slim profile neck with a 16″ radius and 22 frets. The Rosewood fret board is highlighted with abalone dot inlays, gloss “vintage style” finish with bound rolled edges, and is topped off with Dunlop jumbo frets for a solid feel. The tuners are your choice of high quality Gotohs, Grovers or whatever you’d like. The standard bridge on this model is a Wilkinson adjustable, and is also available with a classic trapeze tail piece if you like..
The top of this beautiful guitar is a matched flamed Maple and is available in either translucent cherry or vintage honey-burst. The one piece solid back is also carved out to complete the hollow body experience. As with all Haywire Signature Guitars, you have the option of tweaking any component choices or design elements for a true custom guitar built entirely to your individual specs.