In the Orbit of Orbison

Wildwood Guitars is proud showcase this limited edition piece built by our friends at Gibson in 2006: the Roy Orbison ES-335. Roy Orbison was one of the great auteurs of pop music--believe it or not, he opened for the Beatles once and got an astounding FOURTEEN encores--and this spectacular semi-hollow is a fitting tribute to his legacy. It sports a no-nonsense ebony finish that suits the all-black aesthetic that Orbison cultivated over his career. Two '57 Classic humbuckers pump out plenty of thick, sweet semi-hollow tone, and the small "C" neck profile is quite a delight to play. Only two hundred of these guitars were ever built, and the Wildwood team is grateful for the opportunity to showcase such a rare piece of rock history. If you're looking for an iconic ES-335, look no further than this pretty woman! This is from the initial run of 70 that have the Postage Stamp on the headstock.

Condition Report

Other than a small amount of tarnishing on the pickup covers and tuners, this Roy Orbison signature model is in immaculate condition. It comes wrapped up in its original Gibson hardshell case.


Model2006 Gibson Roy Orbison ES-335
Limited Run#39 of 70
Finish ColorEbony
Finish TypeHi-Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Weight8.30 lbs
Top Wood3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Body Wood3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Neck Wood1-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeSmall "C"
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .910 12th
FingerboardBound Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dots
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1-11/16"
Pickups2 '57 Classic Humbuckers
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way switch
BridgeWire ABR
CaseHardshell Case

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