1979 Gibson ES-335 Pro
Semi-hollow maple body Gibson ES-335 Pro with unbound f-holes. Cream binding on top and back and maple neck with rosewood dot inlay fingerboard. Featuring two ‘t-top’ Dirty Fingers humbuckers.
Guitar features: Scale length 24 3/4” / 16” body width / Nut width 1 3/4” / original cherry-red finish / semi-hollow body / arched maple top and back and sides / three piece maple neck / 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays / top and back bound body / 2 unbound f-holes / original “T-top” Dirty Fingers humbucker pickups / original hardware and black speed knobs
The Gibson ES-335 has a long and proud history, with many iterations from its original creation in The Pro was built between 1979 and 1981 and squarely aimed at rock players with its high-output Dirty Fingers pickups. This guitar features the original “T-Top” pickups which are the sought after variety.
Produced for short time, these 335’s, in original good condition have become quite collectible. They feature some of the most desired elements with dot-inlay bound rosewood board, cherry-red finish and tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece.
Considering this guitar went through the excess of the 80’s it shows remarkably little sign of its age, and is in excellent condition, whilst still giving a feel and smell of a vintage guitar. The cherry-red finish a lovely rich red, not too bright like some. The wood grain comes through just perfectly. I hope the photographs tell you its own story and one that speaks to you. Everyone from BB King to Eric Clapton to Eddie Van Halen have played one – probably the most style-versatile guitar ever.
So, any issues? Not really.
Guitar comes with what I believe is its original hard case, which has protected the life of the guitar within and comes with scrapes aplenty and temperamental locking latch – a lovely vintage wooden case in itself.