1968 GIBSON ES 335 ES 335
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-22)
Price : US $2,716.
KILLER GIBSON 1968 GIBSON ES-335. Serial Number is 970xxx, which makes it a 1968 ES-335. As a 1968 it doesn't have the volute on the neck (which is good) and it has the orange label (kalamazoo!).
It comes with the original Ess & Ess case made in good old Brooklyn, New York.
The guitar has a lot of vibe, the original burgundy paint is oxidizing, showing green and silver/gray under the original finish.
The guitar is in original condition--pickups, switches, knobs, electronics, tuners, neck, body, bridge, pickguard, binding. I think the frets are too, but it is hard tell since they have a lot of life left in them for a '68 that has been played as much as this guitar. There is overspray on the guitar, on the lower bout and the back. I think someone was trying to stop the wear on the finish on the guitar. But it looks very cool, like it has been played in blues clubs for years and years! The lower bout has non-original burgundy paint as well--hard to tell why someone did that. The guitar otherwise is totally original.
The guitar sounds and plays excellently. The pickups work great and deliver the full range of blues, rock and jazz tones.
The guitar sounds and plays great. It has its share of dings obviously, but is is almost 40 years old! I have my share of dings too! The neck is super-fast and the nut is 1 and 9/16 inches--so the guitar is great for folks who lik
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-22)
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