Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used 2018 Gibson ES-335 Figured Blueberry Burst serial number 13518724.

We almost never use the term “mint condition” but this guitar is in unplayed and therefore shows no playing time. The protective plastic is still on the pick guard. That’s because the original owner buys nice guitars and rarely plays them. Then after a few months he sells them to us. He was the original owner but you will be the original player.

Gibson states:

“The Gibson ES-335 Figured is the perfect blend of form and function. Equipped with a thermally engineered chambered maple centerblock, and thermally engineered quarter-sawn Adirondack spruce bracing, players will be impressed by the lightweight feel and expanded range of tonal capabilities.

Dressed in high-end appointments like our hand-wired Memphis Tone Circuit Premiere (MTC Premiere) control assembly, the all new Memphis Historic Spec II (MHS II) humbucking pickups, and an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, this just might be the best one yet. Gorgeous AAA figured maple veneers are available in Blueberry Burst and Sunset Burst.”

Imperial Guitar says:

Just wow!!!

And if that isn’t enough, didn’t they get that blueberry perfect? Can’t you just taste it?

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”



Wood Species: 3-ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Material: Quarter Sawn Mahogany

Neck Profile: Rounded "C", Rolled Binding

Scale Length: 24.75"

Fingerboard Material: Dark Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: Gibson says 12” but we’re measuring 9.5”

Number of Frets: 22

Frets: Medium Jumbo - 18% Nickel Silver

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

End of Board Width: 2.241"

Inlays: Pearloid Small Block

Truss Rod: Truss Rod Cover


Finish: Nickel

Bridge: ABR-1 with Titanium Saddles

Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar with Locking Studs

Tuning Machines: Grover 'Milk Bottle' Rotomatics

Pick Guard: 5-ply Black

Control Knobs: Black Top Hats

Switch Tip: Cream


Neck Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm

Bridge Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Lead

Controls: MTC Premiere: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with matched 550K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors

Weight: 7.4 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

This is a specific item that is also being offered for sale in our brick & mortar location. It is possible that it has just been sold. Please ask if it is still available before purchasing.

*It is our policy to require a signature on delivery of all musical instruments. Please let us know if you prefer no signature required when ordering or we will automatically require a signature.

If you prefer your item to be sent without a required signature Imperial Guitar and the selected carrier can no longer be responsible for the security of the package once it has been delivered.

Blueberry Burst
Original Hard
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
11:23 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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