This is a 1987 Gibson es-335--the 80s years for the dot reissues are consider by most players to be the best--this one has the tim shaw pickups--the last year they came stock in the 335 and also the nickel hardware which is an unusual look and fits the cherry quite well--the cosmetic condition is excellent as you can see with some minor blemishes on the back--not buckle rash and a very small scratch on the front of the headstock which doesn't go through the finish and can't be seen from any distance--the neck is perfect and the front also looks great with very little signs of play on the pickguard--from a few feet away it's really a stunning guitar. Not much to say about the sound since it's a world famous guitar for a reason but the Tim Shaw humbuckers are really wonderful--they can cut across rock and blues and are very sweet--especially the neck pup--for jazz. It's been completely gone over by my luthier and set up for my preferences with new strings and a clean and polish--it sounds and play great all up and down the neck with no buzzing--action is about 3/32nds at the 12th fret e string. One reason i wouldn't keep this guitar anyway is the wide neck--i prefer a slender neck--more like the 70s era 335s--this one has the 1 11/16ths nut and really it's a shade bigger than that--it's a C shape and comfortable but a bit too wide for my hands which aren't really small but at 70 i'm beginning to feel the effects of 50 years of hard outdoor work and my fingers prefer a smaller neck--less stretching--i know many people like the wider necks--i used to love them--so be aware that this is not a slender neck.
The case is in beautiful shape inside and out with a fully functioning shroud and the guitar fits it like a glove--i'm guessing it isn't original because it's a custom shop case and i don't believe these came in those cases--maybe i'm wrong. The item "All Original 1987 Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue with Custom Shop Case Fresh Set Up" is in sale since Saturday, September 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "glemons3p26" and is located in Port Townsend, Washington.
This item can be shipped to United States.