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Vintage 1980 Memphis ES-335 Custom-Matsumoku Japan/High Quality-Fretside Binding-Best 335 hands down

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$995
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THIS GUITAR IS NO JOKE, I GUESS AN ALL BUT EXACT COPY OF A USA GIBSON THAT PLAYS AND SOUNDS BETTER IN MY BOOK ISN'T WORTH WHAT I AM ASKING, I HAVE YET TO SEE ANOTHER CUSTOM VERSION MATSUMOKU JAPAN ONE OF THESE EVER!! MAYBE YOU JUST WANT ANOTHER TYPICAL GIBSON, THAT ISN'T RARE AT ALL AND COSTS 3 TIMES THE AMOUNT. OH WELL!!

Early 1980'S VENTURA ES-335 CUSTOM w/OHSC
Comes with a very cool Vintage strap!

Simply The best Japanese ES-335 Custom I have ever seen or played! A Japanese Epiphone Elitist isn't nearly as nice nor does it have as many Gibson like features, like no Fretside binding for starters and they cost More than twice as much!

Remember these incredible Japanese Craftsmen would basically take a Real ES-335 Custom and reverse engineer a perfect copy, This guitar is made almost exactly as the real deal. Only difference would be the small divot in the middle of the headstock, if that's a deal breaker so be it. I HAVE NEVER PLAYED A NICER 335 THAN THIS ONE, READ MY FEEDBACK AND BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. YOU DEFINITELY WON'T REGRET THIS ONE!!! IF ANYBODY REGRETS THE SALE IT WILL BE ME FOR LETTING GO OF THIS INSANELY NICE GUITAR!!
  • Laminated Maple Body with solid Mahogany block
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 2 Japan Made 1957 Stlye Humbuckers That Rock!
  • Maple Neck
  • 2-Volume Knobs
  • 2-Tone Knobs
  • Vintage Japanese Sealed Keystone Machines!
  • 1-3way switch- Japanese Switchcraft Replica!
  • Weighs 8lb 8ozs

   I couldn't be more honest with you, when I say this is nicer than most all the Gibson's I have played, I take that back it is way nicer than ANY Gibson I have played!. It is the way it feels and plays that really puts it ahead of the pack. I am not the best blues player when it comes to bending the perfect pitch lead, this thing all but finds the note for you. I have never been able to bend and hit it, like I have on this one. As a matter of fact, I can't bend anywhere near as good on any other guitar, than I can on this one. It's like it falls into a mistake proof groove that pushes the note to the perfect pitch you need. I can't explain it any better, but if this beauty pushes my bending capability to this height, imagine what it will do for the expert! Trust me(Feedback backed) Get this one in your hands if you are looking for the perfect 335, you'll be glad you did.

        This incredible Copy is Constructed just about the exact same way as its much more expensive counterpart and with the Equal in Quality parts. From the same exact Truss rod set-up and uses a Gibson Truss wrench as well. It has the same shaped by hand Fretside Binding on the neck for that period. The pick-ups are amazing and the sound will blow you away, no doubt like it did me. The Binding on the body still looks perfect. There are 1 or 2 tiny dings and tiny scratches. With some pick scratches on the pick guard. Matsumoku also Pioneered the Neck scrafe Joint, They Said it actually makes straighter and Stronger neck. This neck is perfect and the Truss Rod has Barley any Pressure on it. When I took apart the Guitar to clean it up I could tell it had never been taken apart before, All the screws hold tight and went back perfectly and as Tight. The Wiring was untouched and 100% original as well. The Pots were all full sized and of high Japanese Quality. No scratching in the electronics when played through an amp. Like I said I have seen a lot of Japanese Guitars and almost all were high quality, This one is by far one of the best I have ever Played!

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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