This Custom Shop ES-335 comes in the black Custom Shop case, and has the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) showing both the model code and the serial number. The accessory pocket of the case also contains all the hang tags and goodies, such as the Vintage Reissue Strings hang tag, extra set of 10 gauge Gibson nickel VR strings etc.
About as clean as you could hope for, this reissue of the early "block-neck" version of Gibson's iconic cherry red ES-335 has barely been played so there's no fret wear and only minor finger scuffs on the pickguard. The neck shape is similar to the Historic Collection dot-neck reissues, a full 1 11/16" wide at the nut. If you search carefully in bright light, you'll find a couple of tiny little nicks in the finish but to virtually everyone, this example qualifies as "mint." The gold "Gibson Custom" sticker on the pickguard is easy to remove, btw.
stock no. 56872
|Model||'63 ES-335 Block Historic Collection|
|Back and sides||laminated maple|
|Nut width||1 11/16"|