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Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

This Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline, built during 1959 features the now standard construction – Maple laminate top, back and sides, Maple center block, Mahogany neck and bound Rosewood fingerboard.   For these early models, the Rosewood used was sourced from Brazil – at the time, this was an extremely common wood and used on even low cost instruments.  This guitar was originally shipped with a Bigsby tailpiece; this was removed, put in the case, and replaced with a stop tailpiece.   

Vintage
Price: $46,655.95 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-335 Dot P90 Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-335 Dot P90 Sunburst, 2019

Here we have a rarity – a Gibson ES-335 Dot P90 model, from the now closed Memphis Tennessee plant, a blend of the ES-335 and the single coil P-90 equipped ES-330. This model was produced by the Memphis plant for a short time during 2019 and there’s no sign that it will appear again any time soon.

New

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ESDP 335 Tobacco Sunburst, 2011

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ESDP 335 Tobacco Sunburst, 2011

The Gibson ESDP 335 was a limited production model built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant, over the course of several years. The ESDP designation expands to “Electric Spanish Dot Neck Plain Top”, and is otherwise a standard ES-335 dot neck model. Gibson introduced the ES-335 as a new ground-breaking concept for their 1958 model year. Ted McCarty, then President of Gibson, had the idea to combine traditional arch top guitar tone with solid body sustain and feedback resistance.

Used
Price: $2,599.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 335 Thinline Archtop Cherry 2012

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES 335 Thinline Archtop Cherry 2012

The Gibson ES 335 changed many things when introduced in 1958, combining the feedback resistance and sustain of a solidbody with the ’rounder’ tone of an archtop. This has been one of Gibson’s most successful models, and is still in production. Here we’re looking at a Gibson ES 335 variant – the ES 335 DP, indicating that it has double pickups and a plain top.

Used
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ESDP 335 Dot Neck Plain Top Thinline Sunburst, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ESDP 335 Dot Neck Plain Top Thinline Sunburst, 2006

The Gibson ESDP 335 was identical to other 335 models – the distinguishing characteristics are the use of dot position markers instead of blocks, and plain, un-figured Maple laminates for the body.   For hardware, there’s a set of Grover Roto-Matics at the head, a standard tune-0-matic and stop tailpiece set, and a pair of Classic 57 pickups with standard wiring.  

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson ES-335 ‘Rich Robinson’ 471 of 500 Cherry, 2014

❌ SOLD ❌  Gibson ES-335 'Rich Robinson' 471 of 500 Cherry, 2014

Built at the Gibson Memphis plant, the Gibson ES-335 Rich Robinson is very much like a ‘new’ 1963 model. The ‘Custom Made’ plaque on the body was frequently used to cover stop-tailpiece collars when a Bigsby was installed, either at the factory or after purchase. The cherry finish very common in that era, and the metal parts have gone through a ‘VOS’ aging process to simulate natural oxidization.

Used
Price: $3,600.00 CAD

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