Gibson Vintage 1998 ES-335 Dot Highly Figured Vintage Sunburst Yamano Order w/ O

Gibson Vintage 1998 ES-335 Dot Highly Figured Vintage Sunburst Yamano Order w/ O

£3,995.00Price

Here we have a very special 335. It’s a  vintage 1998 Yamano vintage sunburst Gibson ES 335 Dot with a striking highly figured look and vintage feel. It's better looking than any Custom Shop we've seen. The late 80’s early 90’s were very good years for 335’s and this one is truly breath-taking. It plays superbly, beautifully balanced yet feels very solid and is in full original condition. It has a nice '59 profile neck which feels very comfortable, fast and smooth to play. Build date is July 9th 1998 at Gibson’s Nashville plant, USA. Like many of the best Gibson guitars of the era, it was exported to Japan by Yamano to retail in the prominent guitar stores over there. Please read up on the Yamano era of Gibson if you are not aware of these amazing guitars. Anyway it is in fine condition for it's 24 years on earth. The binding is nice and tight with no cracking. There is no buckle rash on the back. No notable big blemishes or dings anywhere. Just some blemishes in the finish around the edges and very gentle playwear with some lovely subtle vintage ageing all over the plastics. The white binding turning cream and the metal hardware dull and nicely tarnished. This one is well along the road to being a real vintage looker. Neck is dead straight truss rod checked and functioning fine, plenty of life left in the frets, which still have their nibs. The original Classic '57's sound very articulate. Weighs in at 4.1kg. It is complete with its original tan, pink-lined Gibson HSC still with silk shroud and Japanese Yamano booklet and other paperwork. Case is functioning fine, latches dulled over the years. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story, this is a beautiful 335.

 

At Gas Station Guitars 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 guitars, all guitars are in hand and we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship worldwide to the USA, E.U, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.