1998 Gibson ES-335 Block Limited Edition

It's an ES-335, but it's a rarely seen one - with the black edging and aged nickel hardware. I've a feeling that those departures from expectation were this model's undoing. But that just makes this one all the more unique today. Definitely a neglected beauty.

See & Hear It In Action

ES-335 Limited Edition Set-up Video: A lovely review and set-up video by guitar tech FretFriend - really knows his stuff, even if equally mystified by the lack of online discussion or documentation for this wonderful guitar!

​A rare run of ES-335s from 1998, distinguished by the black body binding, small block fretboard inlays and aged nickel hardware. These also came in Translucent Blue and Natural finishes. Such a rare run that there's very little discussion or documentation available online for this model.

The Gibson catalogue describes them having a "smart, snazzy and distinctive flair".

The '57 Classic Humbuckers give this guitar a beautifully rich and warm tone, as a result of the balanced (the same number of wire turns) coils in each.

A classic ES-335 in a unique finish.

Specification

Make

Gibson

Model

ES-335 Limited Edition

Colour

Translucent Red

Year

1998

Frets

22

Fretboard

Ebony, Unbound

Neck

Maple

Body

Maple

Tuners

Vintage Grover-Style Rotomatic

Pick-ups

Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker

Bridge

Gibson ABR Tune-O-Matic

Tailpiece

Gibson Stopbar Tailpiece

Scale Length

24.75"

Full Length

41.19"

Sources & Links

Les Paul Discussion Forum: A helpful thread on the spec (and love!) for this guitar, including the original Gibson ad for the release of this Limited Edition.

If you need any more information about this sold guitar, I've a lot more specification and set-up data to hand.  Just drop me a line here

Happy to help!