A Near Mint Original Gibson Custom Shop ES-335DOT Re-Issue in the Super Rare Pearlescent White Finish
1983 Gibson ES-335DOT (Custom Shop Reissue).
A really wonderful, early eighties ES-335 DOT reissue from the original Gibson Custom Shop with a very special pearlescent white finish. This 16-inch-wide guitar weighs just 8.40 lbs. Single 'cream' bound (top and bottom) laminated maple body with maple central block. One-piece mahogany neck with a nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a nice medium to thick neck profile (rather like a '64). Cream bound rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Serial number impressed on the back of the headstock. Individual Gibson 'Grover' RotoMatic tuners with tulip shaped metal buttons. One Tim Shaw, Series Vll humbucker in the neck position with a white paper label on the underside with "409 583" in black and an output of 13.98k. One Tim Shaw PAF humbucker, engraved on the underside "Pat. No. 2,737,842" and with "330 583" stamped in black, with an output of 7.01k. The two black plastic pickup surrounds each have a small decal on the top with "T.M. / Pat. Appl. For" in gold and are also stamped on the underside "M8 788 / 70-595" and "M8 593 / 70-596". Five-layer black over white plastic pickguard with beveled edge. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped knobs. Original "New Tune-O-Matic" bridge and separate stud tailpiece. All parts gold-plated. This guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition, with only a few minuscule surface marks and a tiny bit of tarnishing to the gold hardware. Housed in the original Gibson five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with dark red plush lining (8.75). (#1802).
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