We are pleased to announce the arrival of a 1981 ES-335.
Since its birth in 1958, the company’s popular semi-acoustic model has undergone various changes.
The 1981 ES-335 has been changed to vintage specs in an effort to return to its roots in response to calls for the sound of the early 3335s from the specs used up until the 1970s.
The head shape was changed from large to small. The volute on the neck has been eliminated and replaced with a smooth finish.
The nut width is 43mm, slim but with moderate thickness for easy gripping.
Both pickups are original with engraved numbered PAF. The pegs are also equipped with original milk bottles.
The sticker inside the F-hole also confirms that it is made in Kalamazoo.
The model name on the sticker is marked as ES-335 DOT, and since DOT was introduced in late 1981 as a successor of ES-335TD, we know this one is also a late 1981 model.
The frets have been replaced from the original, and the nut is also believed to have been replaced instead of the original.
It is in good playing condition, and has been overhauled for long use, indicating that it has been cared for.
This is a unique example from this transitional period, when a variety of specifications existed. Recommended for those who are looking for a vintage 335 that can be obtained without hesitation.
* We are sorry, but due to the nature of this product, we will not be able to offer this item at other stores or locations within Ishibashi Gakki. Please contact Ishibashi Gakki Shibuya Store if you have any questions.
Item rank: B : Some scratches, but no problem in normal use.
Year of manufacture: 1981
Country of manufacture:USA
Case: Hard Case
Fret remaining: 60%-70%.
Truss Rod: Loose with a little remaining
Neck Condition: No problem
Other Accessories: None
Note: Other accessories are only those shown in the pictures.
Please read carefully
* This item is a used item and only one of the actual item is available.
* There are scratches, dents, etc. due to use that are difficult to see in the pictures. Please understand in advance.
* In addition, because it is listed in multiple malls, there is a time lag in the sales situation and inventory situation, there is no real time.
Therefore, there is a possibility that the item has already been sold at the time of order.
*** The shipping cost to most countries is included in the listed price ***
All musical instruments we sell have been checked and adjusted for playability. The pictures in the listings are of the actual item so please have a look for an idea of the cosmetic condition. As they are used instruments they may or may not have some scratches or wear to the finish. Please note: Ishibashi will not accept returns or refunds in the case of dents, scratches, or cosmetic wear that were orignally detailed either in the pictures or description. Thank you for your understanding.
Condition: Some scratches, dents and marks. If you would like to know more about this specific instrument, or have general questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Accessories: Please confirm the picture.
Precautions for electronic instruments that use a power supply
The voltage in Japan is 100 V, it is different from most of other countries, you need confirm the voltage of your country and in some cases you have to get locally an adaptor for converting the voltage before use it in your country.
Not all of the items you purchase from us are in our Shibuya store in Tokyo where we do all of our international communications from. Please be patient while we do inter-company transfers on your items. Once the item arrives here, we will check it over one more time before shipping it out. The usual wait time for our shipping is 7 to 10 days worldwide. We are open from Monday to Saturday 11:00am until 6:00pm (Tokyo time zone) 6 days a week, closed on Sunday.** Please note that all items for sale on here are also available at our retail stores in Japan. There is a chance that they may sell out in our retail location beforehand. We update our information daily, but there is still a chance this may occur. In this event we will cancel the order and refund any payments received. Thank you for your understanding.
More information please confirm our shop policy.