Classic gear: Gibson ES-350T

Gibson ES-350T
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In 1954, Gibson was left in little doubt about which direction guitars were headed in as electrics outsold acoustics for the first time in the company’s history.

By this stage, the best part of two decades had passed since its first electric Spanish – the ES-150 – was unveiled to the public, and within that time, the popularity of the electric guitar had gained serious momentum. 

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.