A magnificent recreation of Eric Clapton's 1964 Gibson ES-335, which he used throughout his tenure with The Yardbirds & Cream. It's also the guitar featured in his performance with John Lennon in the Rolling Stones Rock n Roll Circus. Guitar Center purchased his original ES-335 at auction in 2004 for a staggering $847,500. This gorgeous recreation was strictly limited to 250 produced worldwide, with this one being number 214. It is a "relic" model displaying all the wear & tear of Eric's original & includes the original COA. Professionally inspected & set up by the experts here at Cream City Music, here's a wonderful opportunity to own a very special piece of Gibson & Eric Clapton history!
Cosmetic Condition: Intentionally "aged" at the factory to give it that authentic worn in look - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear.
Neck: Slender profile mahogany neck with cream binding & tortoise side-dots. Beautiful rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Grover Rotomatic tuners in perfect working condition & Hare Krishna sticker on the back of the headstock (apparently this was courtesy of Eric's buddy George Harrison). 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Double-bound, semi-hollow maple body with dual F-holes. Stopbar tailpiece & ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles. 5-ply black pickguard & nickel hardware. The orange label inside indicates this is number 214 in the series, which matches the COA. Guitar weighs 8 lbs 10.1 oz.
Electronics: Dual Gibson PAF reissue humbuckers with black bezels. Bridge - 7.90K ohms; Neck - 7.93K ohms. Dual volume & tone controls with black "top hat" knobs; 3-way toggle switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with dual Certificates of Authenticity.