The Gibson ES-135 was initially introduced in 1956, but failed to find favour with players of the time and was discontinued in 1958 after two short production years. Reintroduced in 1991, the ES-135 got a new lease of life, and became a modern arch top options for players looking for the classic Florentine cutaway looks of a '50s arch top, with the tone and feel of a contemporary Gibson guitar. This 1997 Gibson ES-135 features a Maple body with Spruce centre block to reduce hollow body feedback. The body is fitted with a set of P90 soapbar pickups that cover everything from smooth, rounded jazzy sounds to barking rockabilly tones. Other features include the traditional trapeze tailpiece, which helps to set the guitar apart from hardtail arch tops tonally, a rosewood fingerboard, and a set of Kluson tuners.
This guitar is in very good condition and shows only very minimal signs of use. All electronics, hardware and finish are all original, and it retains its original Gibson case.
This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.