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-hollowbody 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 hollowbody while helping to reduce feedback. The ES-335 was introduced in 1958 and has remained in production in various forms ever since. Starting in 1981, the model was referred to as the ES-335 Dot in reference to its use of dot inlays like the original models from the late '50s. This particular ES-335 was made in 2009 & it features a satin finished body and it comes with the original Gibson hard shell case.
Body: Semi-hollow electric guitar with a cherry satin finished maple top, back & sides. This instrument has a fully bound top and back.
Neck: Mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays, Gibson Deluxe tuning keys, a 24.75” scale length and a nut width of 1.6875”. The frets are in great shape & have a ton of life left in them!
Pickups/Hardware: Two humbucker pickups, 2 volume knobs & 2 tone knobs and a 3-way switch. Nickel hardware, multi-ply black pickguard, ES-335 Truss rod cover. Callaham tune-o-matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece.
Playability: Our in house luthier has just inspected, set up and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and it is playing beautifully with low action and a straight neck. The frets are in great shape with only very slight fret wear but nothing that affects playability.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in fine used condition with minor players wear but has no cracks, breaks, visible repairs or major dings dents or scratches. There are some light pick scratches on the pickup covers and pickguard, a couple small dings in the body, some shallow dents in the back of the neck, some buffed out areas around the knobs and some light buckle rash. The bridge has some rust around the bass side where you rest your hand and there is a bit of corrosion on the stop-bar tailpiece.
Modifications: This beautiful Gibson has an aftermarket Callaham bridge.
Weight: 7 lbs, 10 oz.
Case: This Gibson comes with the original hardshell case and we will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!
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