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Gibson '59 ES-335 Dot Re-Issue Six String Electric Guitar


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Builder: Gibson Guitars-Made in USA.
Model: 1959 ES-335 Dot Re-Issue.
Serial Number: 92715431. Constructed in 1995.
Case/Gigbag: Original hardshell case, light brown exterior with a rose colored heavily padded interior, brass hardware with one combination locking latch.

Dimensions
Scale Length: 24-3/4 inches.
Neck Shape: flat oval.
Width at Nut: 1-11/16 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 2 inches.
Overall Length: 42 inches.
Widest: 16 inches.
Weight: 9 pounds.

Construction
Neck: One piece solid mahogany, angled headstock with black gloss veneer and white bone nut.
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 22 frets, mother of pearl dots on the face, small black dots on the side, single ply cream binding.
Body:
Solid maple center block, back and sides, arched maple top, dual f-holes, chambered wings, single ply cream binding on the top and back.
Finish:
Gloss lacquer, faded cherry color.

Hardware
Bridge: ABR-1/Stopbar, adjustable for string height and intonation, nickel finish.
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic, nickel finish.
Strap buttons:
Nickel, non-locking
Outputs: 1/4" mono.

Electronics
Pickup: '57 Classic Humbuckers, nickel finish.
Controls: Two volume, two tone and one three way switch.
Preamp:
None.

Condition
Fret wear: very light.
Superficial wear:
Two very light barely visible scratches under the Gibson name, each about 3/4 inches long on the headstock facing.
Deep wear: None
.
Other: None
.
Hardware wear: Some tarnishing and discoloration of the tuners and the bridge, some good cleaning with the proper material could probably remedy most or all of this.
Pickups wear: Once again some tarnishing and discoloration that some good cleaning could probably remedy.
Overall Condition: Near Mint.

Purchasing information.
Asking price: $1700..
Consignment: Yes.
Trades Considered? No.
Offers Considered? No.
Location (contact): BunnyBass-NC (Jimmy or Kim) 866-227-7436 Toll Free.
 
Comments:

     First introduced by Gibson in 1958, the ES-335 offered guitarists solid body resonance with the refined look of a traditional arch top. The reduced weight from the thinline body increased the comfort level for those long gigs. The double cutaway body style feels good both in the sitting and standing position. The neck is slim with low string height and makes playing this guitar a real pleasure. It's easy to see why the Gibson 335 has been around for so long and why many guitarists are still using it today.

This instrument is documented in the BunnyBass Musical Instrument Archive.

      

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