Gibson released the ES-335 Pro model in 1979, pushing their classic semi-hollow electric in a more rock-oriented direction. A pair of exposed double-black 'Dirty Fingers' humbuckers yield higher output tone with a nice fat midrange response and powerful top end, and the factory stopbar tailpiece adds nice focus and sustain. 

This particular example was built in 1980 and features a distinctively dark sunburst finish atop a laminated Maple body paired with a 3-piece Maple neck. The bound Rosewood fingerboard has medium jumbo frets with dot inlays. The neck profile has a D/C carve with a taper that resembles many of the late 50s Gibson electric neck profiles.

This ES-335 Pro has got to be one of the lighter semi-hollows we've handled from this era. Coming in under 8.5lbs, it's a super comfortable player both seated and standing with a strap. It's setup for smooth, easy playing with low action and freshly dressed frets.

Condition: Very Good. This is a clean, all original guitar with original hardware, electronic, and plastics with the exception of the pickup toggle switch tip. There's light to moderate finish checking primarily on the body edges and the back of the body. There's evidence that the guitar was cased up for a long period of time in a humid environment, as there is some clouding and moisture spots in the clearcoat. The neck is clean and free of any major dings, with the frets dressed nicely and still maintaining a fair amount of fret height.

Priced with original Gibson hardshell case.

  • Laminated Maple Body
  • Tobacco Sunburst finish
  • 3-Piece Maple neck
  • 22-fret bound Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • D/C Neck profile: .86" @ 1st fret / .97" @ 12th fret
  • Medium jumbo frets
  • Gibson 'Dirty Fingers' humbuckers
  • Gibson speed knobs
  • Gibson Deluxe tuners
  • Weight: 8lb 6oz
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

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10 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
2:47 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.