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1962 Gibson ES-335 (consignment) SOLD



Comments Here’s a very nice 1962 Gibson ES-335. The ES-335 was introduced in 1958 with dot markers (hence the early, prized ‘dot neck’ versions) and the new PAF — Patent Applied For — pickups, and was an instant hit. By 1962, changes had begun with the shift to faux mother of pearl block markers. This was the version that Eric Clapton used at the beginning of Cream.

This example is in great playing condition, with wear indicating that it’s been used as intended.

Serial Number 76690, built during 1962 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Pricing $18,500.00 CAD with original case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard; faux mother of pearl block position markers.
Frets Original frets with some play wear, but lots of life left.
Body ES-335 semi-hollow body, laminate maple top, back and sides, maple block down the center. Unbound F-holes.
Finish Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish in reasonable condition with natural play wear. Some wear from the case or a stand on the lower treble side.
Hardware/electronics Original PAF pickups, Kluson ‘keystone’ tuners, Gibson ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, stop tailpiece; pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. Nut has been replaced. Original pickguard and mounts.
Playability/Action Plays quite well on the original frets.
Case Original black hardshell case included.

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