Iconic Guitars

Vintage guitars, re-issues and relics found on the web or in stores

Saturday, 28 March 2009

1967 Gibson ES 335 in rare finish - a vintage with mojo!

Gibson ES 335's are serious blues machines and have this crazy aura from the 60's - especially given Eric Clapton was playing his famous ES335 at that time with Cream.

Auctioned on eBay until April 1st is a beautiful specimen: an ES-335 of 1967 in metallic burgundy finish. You have to look at the close-up shots where the lacquer is completely cracked. It is gorgeous. It reminds me of candy apples.

It has an original trapeze tailpiece. That's five Mojo points. Tuners were replaced with Grovers, a common modification on old Gibson's, sure, but still that's minus 2 Mojo points.

It is going at $5,400 (buy now). Hefty price? Nifty guitar. Yeah, Baby Yeah.

PS- If it's a bit steep, you can also get a very fine brand new ES-335 from the Gibson Custom Shop for around $2,000.