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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-335 Big Block Retro Rose, 2018


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This Gibson ES-335 Big Block Retro 2018 in Rose nitro lacquer finish isn’t your typical ES-335. Inspired by the rebellious spirit of 1950s American car culture, this guitar embodies individuality, mirroring the customization seen in automobiles of that era.

The Gibson ES-335 Big Block Retro amalgamates distinctive elements borrowed from various legendary Gibson ES models. Its 3-ply maple body showcases vintage slim taper horns and multi-ply ES-345 binding, while the dark rosewood fretboard on a Mahogany neck boasts ES-355 style mother of pearl full block inlays. The culmination? A guitar that commands undivided attention.

The original brown hard shell case, ‘Case Made in Canada’ is included. The case contains the Certificate of Authenticity and QC checklist, which is dated 11/27/17, indicating that the guitar was deemed complete on November 27 2017 as a 2018 model. The back of the head is stamped with the serial number, Made in USA, and 2018; the interior label also has ‘2018’ printed on each of the lower corners.

Gibson ES-335 Big Block Retro Specifications:


  • Series Gibson Model Year 2018 (LIMITED RELEASE)
  • Body Top 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Back 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Centerblock Weight: Relieved Maple
  • Bracing: Quarter Sawn Adirondack Spruce
  • Binding: Multi-ply.
  • Neck: Quarter Sawn Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Rounded “C”, Rolled Binding
  • Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Full Block
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.720″
  • Scale Length: 24.6″
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 with titanium saddles
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar with Locking Studs
  • Tuners: Grover ‘Milk Bottle’ Rotomatics
  • Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
  • Neck pickup: MHS Humbucker Rhythm
  • Bridge pickup: MHS Humbucker Lead
  • Controls: MTC Premiere – 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle
    switch, hand-wired with matched 550K potentiometers and
    orange drop capacitors


Price: $4,799.99 CAD
  • Model: ES-335 BIG BLOCK RETRO
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish Rose
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 13197738, QC checklist dated November 27 2017 at Memphis TN as a 2018 model.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 27/12/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.392lbs 3.36kg
  • Scale Length: 24.6in 624mm
  • Nut Width: 1.720in 43.70mm
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