Gibson 335 Natural Blonde (1999)
Historic Series Gibson 335 – 63 Block. The Historic Series are fine instruments, collectable in their own right.
There were two Natural blond 335’s made in 1963; (see one on www.es-335.org.) Like the 1963 models, a natural 63 Historic Block is also a rarity. This is a superior, Nashville built guitar – not the standard Memphis model
The neck is one piece quarter sawn mahogany, the fretboard is a rich, dark rosewood. The headstock, which has a holly veneer and the high position crown inlay, is at the classic, pre 1965, 17 degree angle, the neck tenon is long. Pickups are 57 Classics and they, like the rest of the hardware, are nickel, rather than chrome, plated. Another important feature is the select woods that Gibson use for these guitars
The finish, as with all Gibsons, is nitro. It’s in very good condition with just a couple tiny marks on the back. The frets are good and the action is low.