If there is one used Gibson Guitar I can never get enough of, then it’s a classic 335, so the chance to acquire a delightful Gibson ES335 Dot Reissue, circa 1995, with a traditional sunburst finish, could not be turned down – For a guitar that is now around 25 years old, you might well expect to find it possesses far more signs of wear ‘n’ tear – It is not in that ‘as new’ or ‘mint’ condition or anything like that, but clean nonetheless, with no negative issues regarding nicks, dints or dings – Any light graze or scuff to the nitro gloss finish is only skin deep – Overall the sunburst finish has mellowed to give you a touch of that naturally aged mojo – As such it looks less ‘shiny’ and more authentic, hence a touch of the VOS finish that you can now find on select Custom Shop Vintage Replicas – With a figured maple top and back it adds a touch of additional character – You’ll find the usual ‘foggy’ aged vibe to all the nickel hardware but that is very much par for the course – Frets are fine – Following a short visit to my work bench I’ve fitted a new set of 10’s, checked the set-up, polished the frets and cleaned the board with lemon oil – Even the brown Gibson case is in good condition and that includes the 3 digit security code latch
In the early 80’s when Tokai introduced their excellent 335 Dot Replicas with a stop tail, Gibson dropped their trapeze based models and responded with appropriate vintage flavoured changes, so from that moment on wards they have not looked back – As this is a model dating back to 1995, it is equipped with a pair of PAF replica Classic 57 humbuckers to enhance the guitars tone – The vintage vibe is instantly apparent with plenty of that smooth, rich and warm character, coupled with good articulation – These are the tonal characteristics that ensure the 335 is such a versatile instrument – Not many guitars cover so many playing styles from chilled out jazz and blues through to jazz/fusion, rock/blues, classic rock or indeed Brit Pop/Indie
Additional notes :–
- Weight wise it sits on my scales 9lbs and 7oz
- Note the ABR1 vintage bridge complete with wire retainer and mounted on the slim vintage style posts
- Fitted with a set of nickel plated Grover machine heads with kidney tuning buttons
- More of a 60’s wide/slim-ish feel to the C neck profile – measures .824″ around the top nut end and gently fattens out to .918″ around the 12th fret
- Pick-ups measure 7.75K neck and 7.95K bridge – with paf replica stickers on the base of the pick-ups
- Fitted with a pair of Schaller strap lock buttons, otherwise all original
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