Eric Johnson's 335 | Find of the Week

This week's Find of the Week is about as semi-solid as they come: it's a 1967 Gibson ES-335 formerly owned by Eric Johnson.

This is a1967 Gibson ES-335 formerly owned by Eric Johnson.

For those uninitiated, this guitar's owner first emerged in the mid-'80s in Austin, Texas, and is known for his razor-sharp precision as a player. The intro solo of his Grammy-winning instrumental "Cliffs of Dover" has earned a reputation as one of the most difficult passages of lead playing ever recorded.

This all-original sunburst beauty was recently set up, comes with its original case, and is in excellent playing condition. According to the letter of authenticity written by the guitarist himself, it was "bought a few years ago because of its tone. I used it on a few concerts. It's very lightweight and (has) a very nice trapezoid tailpiece."

Although Johnson mistakenly identifies the guitar as a 1965, the team at Brooklyn's Southside Guitars were able to date it by the pots. At an asking price of $12,950, this is a chance to own a piece of a legend of the electric guitar's backline. Be sure to check out the full listing for more photos and information, and make an offer today.

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