1987 Gibson ES 335 Dot Reissue

The Blue Book Says:

– double round cutaway semi-hollow maple body, single-ply body binding, two f-holes, mahogany neck, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, black headstock overlay with pearl logo and plant inlays, three-per-side tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, raised black pickguard, two covered humbucker pickups, four knobs (two v, two tone), three-way pickup switch, gold or nickel hardware, available in Alpine White (1986-disc.), Antique Natural (1986-1991, 1996-present), Beale Street Blue (2002-05), Cherry (1986-present), Ebony (1986-1993, 1999-disc.), Light Burst (2003-present), Trans. Brown (1998-2005), Trans. Purple (2002 only), Triburst (2004-present), Vintage Sunburst (1986-present), or Wine Red (2002-05) finish, mfg. 1981-present.

I Say:

Simply amazing.  This is the most acoustically resonant ES 335 I’ve seen in a while.  The Headstock, Neck, and Body are nearly unmarked, the frets only show a minimum of wear.  All electronics are original and fully functional.

The nickel hardware shows some marking  and wear – but nothing extreme  – just what you’d expect of a guitar that’s nearly 30 years old!   The Gibson original Hardcase has that great  “late 80’s” fleece shroud 🙂