Gibson USA Vintage 1999 ES 335 Figured Dot Yamano Japan Export Order Cherry
Here is a beautiful vintage 1999 Gibson ES 335 Dot in the best finish, Cherry! It’s fully original just as it came out of Gibson’s USA Nashville factory back in '99. Build date September 16th 1999. We all know how good the 90's Gibson's were, but what makes this one extra special is that it was selected for export to Japan by Yamano, who it is said secured many of the greatest Gibsons of the 90’s & 2000’s. Although built in the USA like all Gibson guitars, this one would have been hand-selected by the Japanese reps from many others to take back to Japan. It’s a genuine Japanese Yamano with associated Yamano booklet. We recently brought it back from Tokyo. It’s a good looking 335 with a deep rich figured cherry red nitrocellulose finish. The Indian rosewood fingerboard is dark dense and has some nice light dark brown contrast. There is some lovely subtle vintage ageing all over the plastics with the white binding turning yellow (which always looks classy against the cherry finish) and the metal hardware has light uniform ageing all over. The nitrocellulose is ageing beautiful with finish checking and a deep red glossy shine. Due to the age you can feel the resonant old growth wood as soon as you pick this up and it’s a solid feeling 335 tipping the scales at 3.8kg. Very nicely balanced and exceptionally resonant. Neck is dead straight truss rod checked and functioning fine, plenty of life left in the frets, which still have the fret-end binding. There is some playwear with no big notable paint chips, just light scratches and some bucklewear on the back. Plays and sounds great with a comfortable slightly thinner profile neck carve, think somewhere between ’60 and a ’59. It is complete with its Japanese Yamano booklet and original 90’s tan, pink-lined Gibson HSC. Case is functioning fine, a little tatty around the edges, latches dulled over the years with combi lock working. A real old Yamano beauty.
We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special. All pictures are of actual guitar, we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.