NGD: 2001 ES-335 Dot

integra evan

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 18, 2015
1,438
here
Got an amazing Christmas gift this year: a 2001 Gibson ES-335 Dot, figured wood in a nice vintage sunburst. This is such a sweet guitar...plays and sounds just incredible. A mighty fine example of a 335, that's for sure. Never had a 335 before. But this is going to become my favorite guitar, and for sure a keeper. One original owner: my uncle. He got it new back in 01 and played it for many years. He's been playing only acoustic for the past couple years though so he decided to pass it on. So I know it's been taken care of its whole life. Here are a few pictures, will take more with daylight too:

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Rocket King

Strat-O-Master
Sep 2, 2019
667
Under the Tuscan sun
Wow, you've got quite a collection going on and might I add now "complete" with the addition of a semi hollow body (yeah right, as if a collection could ever be complete :D)
That Es 335 looks great, great colour and figuring. And I think it's really nice that it gets to stay in the family.
I would personally swap out the black tone knobs for gold top hats but that's just me ;)
 

Nate D

Most Honored Senior Member
Apr 2, 2016
9,604
Philly, PA
Congrats!!! Gorgeous guitar!!! I love -335’s almost as much as I love Strats. I think they’re designed superbly and play great right off the line like strats do. Super versatile guitar that can really do it all. If I could only have two electrics it would be a strat and a -335.

I love those vintage sunburst models too. Mine has ‘57 Classics and it just sings. A lovely warm sounding guitar.

Congrats!
 

Nate D

Most Honored Senior Member
Apr 2, 2016
9,604
Philly, PA
Got an amazing Christmas gift this year: a 2001 Gibson ES-335 Dot, figured wood in a nice vintage sunburst. This is such a sweet guitar...plays and sounds just incredible. A mighty fine example of a 335, that's for sure. Never had a 335 before. But this is going to become my favorite guitar, and for sure a keeper. One original owner: my uncle. He got it new back in 01 and played it for many years. He's been playing only acoustic for the past couple years though so he decided to pass it on. So I know it's been taken care of its whole life. Here are a few pictures, will take more with daylight too:

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Yours has more figuring than mine. Mine is a ‘95
 

integra evan

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 18, 2015
1,438
here
Thank you all! Yeah my family chipped in to get it for me. My uncle was on the fence about selling it but the decision was easier when he knew who it was going to.

Wow, you've got quite a collection going on and might I add now "complete" with the addition of a semi hollow body (yeah right, as if a collection could ever be complete :D)
That Es 335 looks great, great colour and figuring. And I think it's really nice that it gets to stay in the family.
I would personally swap out the black tone knobs for gold top hats but that's just me ;)

I might do the gold top hats or reflectors, but sure yet.

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Yours has more figuring than mine. Mine is a ‘95

That's a nice one too!
 

integra evan

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 18, 2015
1,438
here
I cleaned it all up, put on fresh strings and put black reflector knobs and an amber switch tip. The nickel hardware was heavily tarnished, so I was able to get it cleaned up with the Gibson metal cleaner. Still a little bit or normal tarnish haze but it's much better than what it was.

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