Single-Owner 1968 Gibson ES-335 in Cherry Finish! In great overall condition with minor checking, dings, moderate playwear, and a slight patina to the hardware. Original excluding a replaced bridge and a great player with a fast, slim 60s neck profile. The original Pat # humbuckers sound excellent producing a thick, woody tone with plenty of tonal versatility. A classic and well-preserved vintage Gibson semi-hollow! Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"It’s no secret that the crew here at ECG regularly fly all over the world in order to find the coolest vintage guitars out there. Every once in a while, though, one of those cool guitars walks without notice right through our front door, as was the case with this beautiful one-owner 1968 ES-335.

The gentleman who brought it in had purchased the guitar new in ’68 and has absolutely babied the instrument its entire life. Apart from a replaced bridge, it is completely original down to the hardshell case. A pair of patent number humbuckers bring the quintessential 60s Gibson tone that adorned virtually every important record of the era. The pearloid block inlays are reminiscent of Clapton’s famous 335, in fact the entire guitar is just a stop-tailpiece away from being an uncanny replica. A subtle figuring on the guitar’s maple top make it visually interesting and completely unique. The process of uncovering these increasingly elusive one-owner guitars and telling their stories is one of the great joys of being in this business. Another great joy? Shepherding these wonderful pieces safely into the next chapter of their remarkable lives." - Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter

Emerald City Guitars

Emerald City Guitars

Original Hard
14 Years
Emerald City Guitars
Emerald City Guitars
Seattle, Washington
9:55 PM
10am-4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays

We accept Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, certified cashier's check, money order and direct bank transfers.

As Emerald City Guitars continues to do more and more worldwide shipping our goal is to make sure your instrument or amplifier arrives intact. We take pride in our packing procedures using high grade packing materials and great care in assuring that our customers get their order quickly and safely. We make a point of forwarding all tracking information to our customers so they can stay informed on its progress pending arrival. We ship via UPS, Fedex and UPS. All shipments are fully insured through our private insurance carrier.

We offer a 72 hr approval on all guitar & amps (unless otherwise noted). Customer pays all shipping & insurance costs both ways unless otherwise negotiated by sales staff. Before returning any item, customers must call for a return authorization. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused & returned at customer expense. Returned items are subject to a 20% restocking fee.