Gibson ES-135 P-100 Memphis 2002

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  • Regular price $2,100.00

The beloved ES-135! Beautiful with it's florentine cutaway, a trapeze tailpiece, two P-100 pickups with two tone and volume controls and a three-way switch. It had looks and tone reminiscent of the old ES-125, but it is not a fully hollow thinline guitar. This baby has the feedback-suppressing sustain block running under the pickups and bridge from the neck/body joint to the base of the body like the ES-335.

Meticulously built in the Memphis shop, the body itself and neck were again of similar construction to the ES-335, being built from laminated maple but with an unbound rosewood fingerboard. This one weighs in right under 8 lbs!

There are some small nicks and dings that you'd expect from a guitar of it's age. Slight "swirling" in the black finish that is absolutely unavoidable if you ever play a black guitar. Again, all cosmetic, none of it effects the playability whatsoever. But if you are looking for a museum piece, or you are super picky, move on. This ain't it. This guitar was made to be played, not stared at.

This guitar rules. It just got off our bench and now has fresh, level frets and spot on intonation. Don't let it's looks deceive you. It can do the Jazz-box thing, but this baby can bark. The P-100s scream if you want them too. 

We'll get this all black beauty shipped lightning fast in it's original hardshell case promptly after payment. Don't sleep on this one!