The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your guitar was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without the care that it, and you, deserve.
The Gibson ES-335 is a special instrument in guitar history. It is acknowledged as the first ‘semi-acoustic’ electrics ever made, with a design and sound that confirms the position as one of the most versatile guitars ever made. It debuted in 1958 and has remained in production in various forms ever since. The official model designation of the ES-335 is ES-335TD, with the TD standing for thinline, double pickups.
This ES-335TD features a Maple body in cherry finish, a set Mah neck with 22 frets and block inlays. It was refretted at some point and there are fretboard repair patches from finger digs at the 1st and 2nd frets. There is some overspray on the back of the neck evident, likely from when the refret was done. It has the original nylon saddle Tune-o-Matic bridge and original patent number pickups. We have included pictures of the pickups with the patent numbers visible. Inside the case are the original tuners, although it has period correct re-issue locking Kluson tuners on it right now. The hardshell Gibson case is not the original case and has 2 broken latches.
You are buying a high quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
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