B.B. King's Lucille - Photo by Roland Godefroy

B.B. King’s Lucille – Photo by Roland Godefroy – CC BY-SA 2.5

Vintage Gibson ES 335s are highly sought after, although this is not because of any quality issues, as Gibson haven’t suffered the ‘CBS’ type problems that have plagued Fender over the years, and have pushed the prices of their vintages to stratospheric highs, but then again Gibsons aren’t exactly cheap either.

But even though the ES 335 is still in production and still a highly crafted instrument, a vintage will value with age, and they do come with a history (real or imagined). You may not play like Bernard Butler, or Dave Grohl (yet), but a Vintage 335 is a good place to start if you have the cash spare.

If you don’t have the time to up your guitar playing to that level, they still are an awesome investment. Don’t bid on the first guitar you see though, have a look around as bargains can be found lower down the lists.

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Find Vintage Gibson ES 335 (1951 – 1969) At eBay

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