1998 Gibson ES-335 Limited Edition Translucent Blue
Excellent condition featuring double cutaway laminated maple semi-hollowbody, single black bound top and back body edges, two unbound F holes, two original Gibson ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups with black plastic pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black plastic bonnet knobs, three way pickup selector switch with white plastic switch tip, stop tailpiece and Gibson ABR style Tune-o-Matic bridge, multi-ply black and white plastic elevated pickguard with metal mounting bracket, set mahogany neck, black bound ebony fingerboard with small block inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead, black peghead face with gold Gibson logo, multi-ply black and white plastic bell shaped truss rod cover, Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, serial number and Made In USA impressed into the back of the peghead, Gibson Limited Edition decal on the back of the peghead, two metal strap buttons, nickel plated metal hardware, translucent blue finish and original brown Tolex covered Gibson hard shell case with pink plush interior lining, pink satin shroud and paperwork. This guitar weighs 9lb.
This 1998 Gibson ES-335 Limited Edition is in excellent condition. This guitar shows only very light signs of play wear throughout including some really faint pick scratches on the pickguard. Otherwise, this guitar is extremely tidy and appears to have been very well cared for. This 335 has a slim 60s style neck profile with nice pronounced shoulders and a flatter center. This neck is very comfortable and very easy to play. The fret wire shows very light, minor wear but is very tall with tons of life left. This guitar plays exceptional up and down the ebony fingerboard with low action and excellent intonation. This 335 is an outstanding player - very smooth with no buzz or fretting out.
This original Gibson ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups sound superb in this instrument. These pickups have a very open articulate yet woody quality that excel through an overdriven amp and also work exceptionally well for big, round clean tones. A perfect guitar for rock, rhythm and blues and also because of the ebony fingerboard, this guitar seems to offer just a tad bit more snap and cut. The translucent blue finish is very attractive and vibrant especially paired with the black binding and ebony fingerboard. If you are looking for a unique 335 that sounds and plays exceptional, this one is top notch!