1969 Lyle Matumoku Gibson ES 335 Copy

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Richard's Gear Outlet
Boca Raton, FL, United States
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This is as good as a copy of a Gibson ES 335 as you will find, this guitar manufactured in Japan in 1969.. In its day, the Lyle guitars were working line guitar copies of Gibson, much like the Epiphone copies of Gibson guitars of today. It has a nice thin neck, plays like a Telecaster with great action,  and sounds great!
Prior to my purchasing this 3 years ago, it was refurbished,  with a new pick guard and new tremelo whammy bar. This has a made in Japan steel neck to body plate.

I was concerned about a linear crack at the upper left neck, and had the guitar carefully assessed by Guitar Hospital of Delray Beach FL at the end of August 2020.  This was found to be only superficial and related to previous shim placemen.  I had the shims redone, now with correct shimming and reglueing of the superficial crack. I was reassured by Guitar Hospital that this guitar neck is not damaged in condition!  With this repair and shim correction this vintage guitar plays even better..
Similar 335 body
guitars are $100s (epiphone) or $1000s (Ginson) more!!

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