Gibson ES-135 Black 1998

Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA. Serial# 93148334.
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Gibson ES-135 Black 1998

The Richard Fortus Collection

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Summary
Finish Details: Original, with some black touchups around the output jack.
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Maple Body
Body Details: Semi-hollow body with maple/poplar/maple back, sides, and top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .81" (1st fret), .97" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00" to
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fretboard and dot inlays
Electronics: Original '57 Classic neck pickup; the bridge pickup has been replaced with a DiMarzio Air Classic bridge pickup. The toggle switch has been moved to the treble bout and the original hole covered with a sticker; the guitar has been rewired with a master tone control and volume controls for each pickup.
Pickup Measurements: 7.5k (neck), 7.8k (bridge)
Hardware: A Bigsby has been installed, and the strap buttons have been replaced with strap locks.
Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The bridge pickup has been replaced -The toggle switch has been moved and the guitar has been partially rewired -A Bigsby has been installed -There is a repaired tear-out around the output jack -The strap buttons have been replaced
Case Details: Hardshell Guild case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows moderate play wear; the finish is glossy with swirls, light scratches, and many small dings throughout. There is light finish checking in some spots of the body, and the back has moderate buckle rash. There appears to be a repaired tear-out around the output jack which has been touched up with black finish. The back of the neck is smooth; the headstock has light finish wear along the top edge.
Serial Number: 93148334
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and minor neck relief; the neck has an S-curve along the bass side but the guitar sets up well. The frets are wide and tall with light wear.

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