For your consideration is this vintage 1980 Gibson Profesional 335-S Deluxe electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 82260580, is in very nice all original condition. Designed as a solid-body companion to its semi-hollowbody ES-335 counterpart, the 335-S Deluxe was the most decorated version of the early-80's 335-S models. This beautiful 335-S also features a mahogany body and ebony fretboard, "dirty fingers" pickups and a brass fingerboard nut for added sustain. This Deluxe version is generally thought to be the best of this model. This serial number guitar was made in the Nashville Tennessee plant on August 14, 1980. The guitar is an incredibly rich Cherry Red finish. Easily considered one of the coolest models to be produced, this model was engineered to be highly versatile, and is consequently a fantastic player's instrument. Do not miss out on this auction with FREE delivery in the Continental United States. The reserve price is very reasonable considering the rare qualities of this guitar and it's condition. The guitar was purchased at Manny's on 48th Street in New York City in 1981 and is being sold by the original purchaser.
Serial Number: 82260580
The 335-S Deluxe features: a sculptured mahogany solidbody construction, the original Cherry finish, 3-piece mahogany neck, bound Ebony fingerboard, polished brass nut, original tailpiece and all original pickups, and chrome-plated deluxe tuning machines. Please see the photographs for representation of the condition of the guitar.
As mentioned above, this guitar is really a fantastic player's instrument. Above all else, it was created to be versatile, functional, and practical. This intuitive design results in a very dynamic tonal range: from super rich and heavy chunkiness to clean and delicate crispiness, the factory coil-tap lets the player pick from a very wide spectrum of sounds.
I believe the neck is perfectly straight and the slim-taper profile develops from thin to medium depth. The factory medium-sized frets still retain plenty of fret-life. The pickups both sound incredible.
Aside from minimal superficial marks on the front of the guitar, and some expected belt buckle marks on the back of the body, this guitar is in very good cosmetic condition. Most would rate this guitar a strong 7-8/10.
The guitar includes the case that was purchased at Manny's at the time of the original purchase of the guitar.
I only will accept Paypal as payment for this fine instrument.
Since this item is both fragile and sensitive, I will box it professionally with all new packing materials. It will also be shipped with insurance in the amount of the total sale. Delivery is free to the continental United States. In addition, since this is a fragile instrument, there will be no returns accepted on this item after it has been shipped and received by the purchaser.
THIS SALE IS RESTRICTED TO BUYERS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.