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What could be more iconic than a mid 1960s Gibson ES-335, and especially one in such outstanding condition? HUW PRICE picks a cherry…
This is one of the first ES-335s to ship with nylon saddles, and they’re still in situ today

When you think about original Les Paul Bursts or pre-CBS Stratocasters, any number of players might spring to mind. With due respect to Alvin Lee, when it comes to Cherry Red ES-335s, the model will forever be associated with the insouciant, gumchewing Eric Clapton of the Cream era.

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