The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: a double cutaway, thin solid body with hollow wings electric guitar. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of the body. The resulting guitar had a warm tonal response but limited the problem of feedback at high stage volumes that many artists had at the time. The new ES-335 was fitted with Gibson's Humbucker pickups and became a success. This versatile model was popularized across almost all styles of music.

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This clean 1968 Gibson ES-335 has just recently come out from the original owner's closet and is ready to be placed back into circulation. The guitar is original and unmodified. It shows light playing wear and very minimal checking. The neck is straight and the deep cherry stain is unfaded. The original patent number humbucker pickups are strong, hot and clear. This guitar is ready to be played professionally in the studio or on stage.

This uncirculated Gibson ES-335 is clean and ready to be put back to work. The quality American made electronics all function like new. This guitar would be comfortable on the road, in the studio or in your collection. Call the number at the top of the screen to speak with me directly about this 1968 Gibson ES-335.

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Gibson pickguard logo, 1968 Gibson ES-335

Pearl Gibson headstock logo, vintage Gibson ES-335

Headstock, vintage Gibson ES-335 electric guitar

Orange paper label, vintage Gibson ES-335 electric guitar

vintage Gibson ES-335 original case


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