Gibson ES-335 TD Sunburst (1981)

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: 1981
  • Includes Original Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 83171016


From Eric Clapton to Larry Carlton, Robben Ford to John Scoffield, Richie Blackmore to Robbie Krieger, it's no wonder the Gibson ES-335 has become one of the most iconic, sought after guitars for players and collectors alike. This Norlin era, 1981 ES-335 is in great shape showcasing original parts, a well done re-fret and an expert level headstock repair. This double-cut, fully bound instrument features the classic sunburst finish, and can go from Marty McFly to Woman tone with ease.
Laminate Maple construction, this body is beautifully finished, showing only very few nicks and bruises. Some finish wear through the binding near the elbow is present, along with a slight pressure crack near the input jack - all structurally and fully stable. Black witch hat knobs, and still shining chrome hardware is present. Original pickups sound great with plenty of definition and huge sound.
The neck has the all too common repaired headstock - that was expertly done, with only a small hairline looking crack visible and hardly noticeable to the touch. The neck is straight yielding a nice playable low action measuring 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret. As previously mentioned, the guitar was re-fretted at one point, which has taken the nibs off the binding. The rosewood fingerboard is in good condition overall with some small instances where the fingerboard had chipped from the removal of the previous frets. Where this guitar really shines is in its neck profile. This three piece maple neck sports an incredibly beautiful flame with its nice dark stain. It has a 1 11/16" nut width, and a neck profile that measures .83" at the first position tapering up to .98" at the twelfth fret. Original double line Kluson Deluxe tuners present.
Comes with the original hardshell case.

Was: $3750.00

Now Only: $3350.00

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