2000 Gibson ES 335 ESDT (Dot reissue) – Vintage Sunburst

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:

Awesome purchase – Previously owned by a session musician who is currently playing for Jessie J.  This has the most awesome D shaped neck I’ve seen on an ES 335 – if it was a PRS it would be described as “wide thin.”

Comes with all original Gibson appointment PAF stickers on the pickups (Classic ’57’s?)  Little fret wear, no crackles, great tone.  Acoustically very vibrant.  This has been used/travelled extensively and correspondingly has some light “worming” on the reverse, and a chip (as shown) on the rear, lower bass bout.  There is some lacquer checking on the rear of the headstock, but nowhere else.

The case as you can see has worked hard at protecting this guitar – and carries the scars to prove it.  One catch is missing (as pictured), but the case is still sound and functional – I prefer to just think it has “vibe” but one man’s “vibe” is another man’s “knackered!”