Popular 135 in stock, made in 2001, with very few signs of use!
This ES-135 has a thinner body than the 175 and the center block is present all the way to the end of the body, giving it a distinct sound that sets it apart from the 335 and 175.
The body is made of 3pcs maple. The center block is made of chromite to reduce weight while maintaining the core of the sound. The neck is made of maple for rigidity and a tight sound not found in mahogany, and a P-100 PU is mounted for a stacked P-90 sound with roundness and low noise.
The body has wipe scratches, scuffs, and small dings. The pickguard has a few minor feeling picking scratches. There are small dents scattered around the 6th string side of the tailpiece and around the tone knob. The body back is dotted with what appear to be small dents, and the neck joint has paint cracks due to age. There are no noticeable signs of use on the hardware.
The neck condition is fine, and the truss rod can be adjusted in the direction of tightening or loosening, and can still be turned and adjusted in the direction of tightening. There are no string marks on the frets and about 90% of the strings are left. Currently, the string height is adjusted at about 2.0mm on the 12F 6th string side and about 1.5mm on the 1st string side.
Overall, there are some signs of age and slight signs of use, but the coloring and the damage is not so noticeable and in good condition. The large center block and maple neck give the P-100 a solid attack, and while the P-100 has a moderately angular sound, the maple neck adds a “stiff” nuance that gives it a bluesy resonance not found on other ES models. The appearance is also bluesy like the sound, with no neck binding and simple head logo. This is an original model not found in vintage models, but its cool looks and sound will surely attract many roots players! This is one of the most used and recommended pieces.
Neck condition is fine.
The truss rod can be adjusted in the direction to tighten or loosen, and can still be turned in the direction to tighten for adjustment.
Only about 90% frets left.
Country of OriginMade in USA
Case Genuine hard case
Product rank A: Beautiful. There are some minor scratches.
Serial number 02391323
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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.
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