Not your dad's ES-335! Gibson introduced the Goverment series a few years back. it was a limited series of Les Paul, Explorer, SG and Flying V six-string guitars with fingerboards made from wood that federal agents had seized in factory raids.
The company produced 750 instruments for that first batch, which quickly sold out. Responding to continued demand, Gibson released about 1,000 more Government Series two guitars, which sold out "in minutes. This thing is wild. A metal axe to be sure. While the ES-335 model has traditionally been used for jazz, blues and rock this guitar has a much heavier vibe. It still has its Maple/Poplar/Maple 3 ply body and Mahogany neck but small touches like the Black Corian nut, 1960's slim taper neck and Gun Metal Grey finish make you really want to dig in to some high gain chords.
This Es-335 has a great feel and nice tone. The slim taper neck is straight and the action is Low. The pickups are loud and powerful. This is a Showroom Piece which has seen Virtually No-Playwear. Not suprising considering its rarity. Mint condition, it's definitely suitable for the Avid Collector and would make a great addition to your arsenal. Comes in a original and cool Green snakeskin case with CEO Signed Certificate and all other bits of case candy.
Gibson no longer offers the Government series. They have actually become more popular in recent years as players discover their mean looks and big metal tone. I think the Es-335 seems to be the rarest of the bunch and with a limited supply being brought over to the UK dont expect to find one again anytime soon. Dont Miss out.
Serial Number: 11915711
Time of Manufacture: 2015
Place of Manufacture: Nashville. USA
Neck Profile: 60's Shape Neck Profile
Fret Condition: No Fret Wear
Weight: 8.1 Pounds
Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'
Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"
Colour: Satin Gunmetal Grey
Originality: 100% Original and Untouched
Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to pictures below.
Model:Government Series ES-335
Made In:United States