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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.

Price: $3600 CAD

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Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 was one of the most significant guitar innovations and examples like this 1961 dot neck model are rare. Aimed at jazz players needing to play on ever-louder stages, the ES-335 had to provide arch-top tonality with feedback resistance. This wonderful example dates to 1961 and was built at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan Gibson plant. It is a TDC model – Thin body, Dual pickup, Cherry finish.

Price: $31999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES-335 Thinline Archtop Electric Black, 1988

Gibson ES-335 Thinline Archtop Electric Black, 1988

This black Gibson ES-335, built at the Gibson Nashville plant and dating to August 18th, 1988 is in original condition, and plays well. The top’s finish shows some consistent lacquer checking, visible in the highlit top photograph. The back, sides and neck don’t show this nearly as much. Otherwise, the finish is in good shape with the minor scuffs expected on a 20 year old instrument. The components, including the stop tailpiece and Grover Rotomatic tuners, are original and the nickel plating is showing some natural oxidation, but little actual wear. Fretwear is light.

Price: $2499.99 CAD
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Ibanez AS80 Artist Thinline Electric Cherry, 1983

Ibanez AS80 Artist  Thinline Electric Cherry, 1983

Produced in the early 1980’s in Japan and not as common as the much fancier AS100 and AS200 models, the Ibanez AS80 was the equivalent of an ES-335. This guitar is from the period when Ibanez fully established themselves as a builder of high quality guitars that were not simply straight copies of US models. Built using maple laminates for the body, and solid maple for the center block and rosewood-fingerboard neck, the AS80 is a straight ahead thinline archtop electric lacking the ‘bling’ of the higher-numbered models.  

Price: $1800 CAD
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Gibson ES-335TD Thinline Archtop with Coil Tap Natural, 1979

Gibson ES-335TD Thinline Archtop with Coil Tap Natural, 1979

The Gibson ES-335TD – Two pickup, Double cutaway – was a hit from its appearance in the late 1950. In one stroke it combined the best of solidbody and archtop guitars in a classy package.

Price: $3500 CAD
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SOLD! Gibson ES-335 Figured Top Vintage Burst, 1998

SOLD!  Gibson ES-335 Figured Top Vintage Burst, 1998

This lovely Gibson ES-335 dates to November 16th, 1998 and sports a classic Vintage Burst finish. It is in largely original condition though it has been refretted with Stainless Steel fretwire – this should last a very long time.

Price: $2500 CAD

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