Derek Trucks’ 1965 Gibson ES-335

Derek used a 1965 Gibson ES-335 in cherry red on a few tracks from the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2013 album, Made Up Mind. He acquired the guitar while touring with the ABB, based on Derek’s recollection, sometime in the early 2000s (he started playing with ABB in 1999).

It’s a Cherry Red ’65 I bought on the road early on when I was playing with the Allman Brothers.

The 335 on a few of the tunes, like the solo stuff on “Part of Me” and “All I Need.” Doyle Bramhall (II) is playing the same 335 on the main rhythm of “Part of Me.”

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Minds Made Up, Vintage Guitar Magazine
Derek playing his 1965 Gibson ES-335 in the studio on
Derek playing his 1965 Gibson ES-335 in the studio on “Part of Me”


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