Classic Cherry Red finish, with block inlays - just like Clapton's.
This guitar comes from a private local collector, who has owned it since 1969!
You'll find the typical vintage wear on this ES-335 - including slight finish checking, scratches and dings. There is a slight amount of finish shrinkage around the neck join, and the fingerboard binding has cracked in a few places.
The pickups are the original Patent number humbuckers with nickel covers, all pots are original. The guitar briefly had a Bigsby tremolo in the 1960's, after which the tailpiece was reinstalled, and the holes filled. The Cherry Red finish has retained a beautiful, deep red colour and is in generally fantastic condition.
The only non-original parts on this guitar are the tuners (Schaller) replaced decades ago, and the nylon saddles were replaced with nickel after they disintegrated. It had a re-fret sometime in the 1970's, and still has plenty of fret life.
Overall the guitar presents beautifully, and has a fantastic tone that you would expect from a vintage instrument of this caliber.
Includes Epiphone hardshell case.