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Gibson / ES335 Dot Antique Natural Custom Shop / 1985 / Guitar

The Gibson Custom Shop has a long-standing tradition of building top-tier instruments, even before it was officially called the Custom Shop. Before 1980 these custom instruments were mostly limited to employee requests and one-offs for individual artists, but after their move from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Nashville, Tennessee early in the decade it became easier for invdividuals with the right connections and sufficient funds to order a custom instrument. This Gibson ES335 Dot in Antique Natural was made in that era, 1985 to be more precise. This guitar harkens back to the late 50s with it's dot neck and natural finished lightly flamed laminated maple body. The mahogany neck is a regular C-shape though with the regular 43mm (1 11/16") nutwidth, and the floating 3-ply pickguard is short. The pickups are two lovely sounding Patent No. Humbuckers which can be tamed using the classic Gibson controls (2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch). The condition of this guitar is excellent, very nice considering it's age with only little playwear and little 5cm scratch from the F-hole downwards is the most notable piece of wear  The newer frets are in perfect condition. Included is the original hardshell case. Consignment. Model: ES-335 Dot Finish: Antique Natural Body Material: Figured 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Top Material: Figured 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Lefty No Body Details: Creme body bindings, 3-ply floating pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C-shape Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Creme fingerboard bindings, pearl dot inlays Nutwidth: 43 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Stoptail Pickups: Patent No. Humbuckers Tuners: Grover Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way Switch. Weight: 3.8kg Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: Great condition for it's age with some dings, playwear and other signs of use in the finish of both the body and neck and one lacquer crack in the top finish in between the buttons.  Newer frets are in perfect condition Modifications/, Repairs: Refret Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original Hardshell case Accessories: None
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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