Never one to be satisified with having only a single model of guitar, my almost weekly tour through Manchester Music always included a scan of the guitar racks to see what new additions might be there. In January of 1979 I happened to be making my rounds when I noticed a dark walnut Gibson ES-335 that had just arrived. Being one of their "regulars" they offered to let me take it for a "test drive" in their back room and I readily accepted. That was all it took. The hook was set and the following days were filled with plans on how to afford a new addition to my already growing collection. Eventually, we came to a mutually-agreeable price and it became mine. Being a 1978 model, it had the super-slim neck that is so easy to navigate. Once-difficult jazz chords suddenly became manageable; a new phase of music began.
So, with that bit of history given, here are the pictures!
This instrument and its black hardshell case are totally original and unmodified.
That is the story on the ES-335 - feel free to contact me with questions/comments, at your convenience...