1970's Gibson ES-335

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Summary: Like the Les Paul, the ES-335 stands as one of Gibson's all-time most iconic models. The ES-335 is a semi-hollow body guitar which means that it has a solid block of wood running through its center with hollow wings on either side. This construction style maintains the open tone of a hollow body while helping to reduce feedback. The ES-335 was introduced in 1958 and has remained in production in various forms ever since. This ES-335 has the original trapeze tailpiece and bridge. The original Patent Number sticker pickups sound great and it plays very well.

Body: Laminated Maple top/back/sides, f-holes, double cutaway.

Neck: Mahogany with a bound Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, 1 9/16” nut width, block inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Two original Patent Number sticker humbuckers, nickel saddle bridge, trapeze tailpiece, replacement tuning keys, two volume/two tone controls/three-way pickup selector.

Cosmetics: This guitar has wear that is consistent with an instrument from the ‘70s that has been played and gigged with. It has tons of finish checking and various nicks, dings, and scuffs. A lot of the finish has worn off on the back of the neck and there is some wear on the edges of the headstock (See Photos Please). There is a small spot of wear on the fingerboard near the 2nd fret. The frets are low and show a decent amount of wear. Overall, this guitar plays very well and the pickups sound amazing.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable.

Modifications: The tuning keys have been replaced with Gibson branded Schaller Speed Winder tuning keys and the pickguard has been removed (not included).

Weight: 7.5 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in a non-original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.