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1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 ES335: THE RIGHT PRICE: SUPER SOLID - WON'T LAST!

  • Price:$3.00

 I purchased this amazing guitar from a reputable vintage guitar store in Chicago approximately six months ago.  I would love to keep her in my collection...but a recent shot transmission dictates I sell to raise needed funds (I've got to get to work instead of sitting around playing this guitar all day).  

The below write-up is the exact ad from when I purchased and resubmitting it due to its accuracy.  Please review my history...I've sold numerous high end items (including guitars)...if you're looking for a killer vintage Gibson ES-335, you will not be disappointed with this beauty.  Please note I do not believe the pickups to be original (they appear newer), but everything else on this great guitar appears to be 100% original.  The only true blemish is the finish rash below the low e-string tuner (pictured) and I'll vouch that it does not go into the head-stock wood (I would say the picture probably looks worse than it really is...but picture posted just the same).  The finish overall is AWESOME and the action is AMAZING...super low & super fast!  I love the feel of this guitar and know the new owner won't have any complaints.

These 60's vintage ES-335's are a rock solid investment and only going up in value.  This guitar is offered at a significant market rate discount due to the nature of the circumstances leading to the sale.  Please note, any bidder with less than 5 winning and/or sale bid history must contact me ahead of time...I refuse to sell this guitar to someone with limited to zero history (sorry, but I've heard too many horror stories of late of people trying to rip off both buyers & sellers and I'm not shipping this beautiful guitar off to some shady 'buyer'only to get caught up in a scam).  

Good luck and please ask any/all questions prior to bidding...and remember, ALWAYS "Buy the Seller" on history speaks for itself and guarantee the new owner will not be disappointed.  


 An awesome vintage 1966 Gibson ES-335

This'66 ES-335 is in fantastic cosmetic condition and sounds AMAZING!

It has no cracks, breaks or structural repairs - this guitar is ROCK solid.
Save for some finish rash (possibly from a guitar stand) behind the lowe-string tuner and a few dings here and there, this guitar is INCREDIBLY CLEAN.
There is classic finish checking throughout which I tried to photograph in thepicture by the "f-hole"

This guitar retains it's original frets which are in very good condition. No pitting or wear.  The guitar plays evenly with low action from 1st to20th fret.
The neck has the later 60's nut width, but boasts nice beefy neck profile.


 Originalfrets - guitar is set up with 11's and has buttery low and even action

Anice medium "D" neck profile
Serial number 823820 dates this to 1966

Agreat sounding set of possibly newer Gibson Pickups 

(onehas a portion of a sticker)

GibsonChrome ABR-1 Bridge
Kluson tuners - also with a nice patina

OriginalSunburst finish is in great shape with minimal checking - some nice figure inthe top too

Brazilianrosewood fingerboard with the AWESOME block inlays

OriginalTrapeze Tailpiece
Gold reflector knobs

NewerGibson "Alex Lifeson" custom shop HSC (one latch broken)

Not100% original, but 100% solid.  A great players guitar, for less than theprice of a new 335.




Please review the photos and ask any and all questions beforebidding.

All sales are final.


It is sold "as-is" for "player" purposes

Please ask your questions, ask for additional photos, etc.  

I am happy to send those and answer any and all questions on this.

 Guitarwill ship US via FedEx

Sorry, NO International sales!