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Gibson 335 s Guitars

Gibson 335s Custom ( 1980 - 1981 )

1980 gibson 335 s DeluxeIn 1980 to 81 gibson introduced the gibson 335 s custom guitar , it was a solidbody , mahogany Wood , & had unbound rosewood fingerboard , it also had 2 dirty finger humbucker pickups (coil tap ) and a Tp6 - tailpiece

The only colors that were made for the gibson 335s was Sunburst according to my knowledge .

Gibson 335 S Deluxe
( 1980-1982 )

The gibson 335 s deluxe guitar were made between 1980 to 82 and were the same as the gibson 335 s customs but with bound ebony fingerboard and brass nuts . ( See Pic ) Courtesy of Ebay

The gibson 335 s deluxe were made in sunburst , silverburst,and cherry red finishes .

Gibson 335s Standard ( 1980-1981 )

The gibson 335s Standard were also introduced between 1980 to 81 , they had a maple body and neck , no pick guard , 2 split coil humbuckers , stop tailpiece , no coil tap and an unbound fingerboard .

Colors were made in Sunburst finishes .

Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1980 - 1981 > $700 to $900 ( custom )
1980 - 1982 > $700 to $900 ( deluxe )
1980 - 1981 > $700 to $900 ( standard )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 5% a Year since 2000

Note : Custom colors such as silverburst can be worth a little more .
$800 to $1100


  1. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Hello, I would like to make a correction to the description of the 335-S Custom. It is not the case that it was only available in Sunburst. I bought my 335-S Custom new in 1981 from Guitars Etc in Seattle. It has a non-Sunburst uniform dark finish with the wood grain visible. It has an unbound rosewood fretboard, fine tuning tailpiece, and coil tap and it's a great versatile guitar.

  2. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I have gibson 335s too , changed the pickups to dimarzio ,,, kicks some serious butt.. picked it up at an auction for $250 ...

  3. I have a silverburst I picked up this weekend. The damage to the guitar was all cosmetic, but the finish had greened a little bit and I was on the fence about buying it, until...

    I plugged the guitar into a Fender Twin Reverb, and played in through the amp. I was impressed but not sold. Then, I switched the pickup from the bridge to the neck, and I couldn't get the money out of my pocket fast enough. The bridge pickup on this guitar is EASILY the best pickup I've ever heard.

    Here's my problem. I don't know what kind of pickup this is. If you could shed some light on this for me, I'd be much obliged.

    Drop me a line on my website? The Average White Guy I'd really appreciate it.

  4. Anonymous9:34 PM

    Does anyone know if it has a flat top or if it is carved? In reference to the 335-S

  5. I bought a 1980 335s Deluxe a few years ago, the pick ups are all original but the previous owner had a Kahler Tremolo and locking nut installed. Plays and sounds great

  6. I'we got a gibson 335 s deluxe professional -81 and it sounds great tought it has travelled all around finland and im the 4th owner:D

  7. The 335-S Deluxe also came in Cherry; probably a rare colour than the tobacco sunburst and silverburst. The Standards colour was called 'Autumn Maple'

  8. Hey guys
    I have a 1980's 335-S Custom Firebrand. All mahogany body and two dirty fingers hambuckers.
    Fantastic guitar...amazing sound..built like a rock!!!
    Anyone else have one of these???

  9. Anonymous3:57 PM

    I borrowed my brother's deluxe from him while he is away at college. This guitar is so ugly I always thought it was a fake SG because it is so rounded off and has the coils instead of humbuckers. I took it to Guitar Center and everyone flipped out.

  10. Anonymous11:34 AM

    I've got a 1980 Deluxe in Silver Burst which is all original, mint condition. it's a stella sounding and playing guitar. real deal!

  11. ccsbuller8:52 PM

    The 335 S custom was also available in '82 with the unbound neck, as I have one. Bought it at a garage sale for $100. It took a little digging for me to figure out what it was

  12. Anonymous10:42 AM

    we got a 335-s standard 80-81 firebrand and it has a all mohogany body any one know how much that would be worth we bought it at a pawn shop $100glz

  13. Anonymous10:17 PM

    I'm sorry but as luthier and owner of a firebrand 335 s standard from 1980, I can ensure this guitar is full maple made except the rosewood fingerboard

  14. Anonymous4:43 PM

    I've got a 79 les paul standard,a 90 les paul standard, 86 nighthawk,a older strat and a 80 firebrand in dark natural finish.Guess which sounds the best to me? The firebrand,it sparkles through a twin reverb.

  15. Anonymous9:50 PM

    I have a 335-S Delux "Professional" - Cherry - bought it new in '81. It's always been a treat to play! (Was planning to buy a Telecaster when I went to the guitar shop . . .). Don't remember exactly what I paid for it; but it seems to have gone up in value.

  16. Anonymous5:10 AM

    I have a Gibson Professional 335 S Deluxe Silver burst.
    Sounds great and often reminds me of Robben ford's sound when I play the blues with it.
    Good guitars.

  17. Anonymous12:45 AM

    I have a green-ish Silver Burst 1981-2 vintage.
    It has all original, picks and dials and little tick thing. Two pencil tip sized nicks and I'm never letting go of this baby. Stinky finger pick ups????
    sTICKY FINGER?? All original, close to showroom and I'm sooo glad to have it. Huge and incredible tones, wish I could play it like Duane, Jimi, but I will cherish it for the next generation. Airloom!!!

  18. Anonymous8:30 PM

    I have a 335s pro-deluxe. I thought I was the only one 'till now. Thanx for the info guys. Mine is cherry w/ebony bound board and fat frets. Also, not one but two factory centertaps. open coil black humm pups. PTTP-30 fine tuning tailpiece and brass nut. the most slender neck I've ever played. Great for blues.

  19. Anonymous5:15 PM

    I have a 1980 335S Standard mint condition all original for sale. E-Mail me @ bellopt1@bellsouth.net. I am the original owner.

  20. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Playing on a buddies 81 deluxe professional, by far better than what they're making today in my opinion! I make this scream like a paul, but can get the snap and pop of a strat or tele pretty easily!! An all around spectacular idea from Gibson, and I'm a Fender junkie!!

  21. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Wow I have the pro deluxe cherry as well. two centertaps and brass nut super slender ebony neck open 'bucks. fat frets
    so there is more than one?
    I LOVE IT!!!!!
    It holds up to the white Les Paul custom and Lucille I have. I play the 335s the most.

  22. BobC03191:03 AM

    I bought an ES-335S Deluxe new from the music store where I worked in Tampa. The 1st thing I did was to have a Kahler tremolo and locking nut installed. I have to say, after 42 years of playing, it remains the best, bar none, guitar I've ever owned. Unfortunately I had to sell it it in 1989. Kind of makes me wonder if the one that JimC214 has is the one I had to sell.

  23. Anonymous3:03 PM

    I cant believe it. I also have a 335s deluxe, wine red with a kahler tremolo. Was that a popular thing to install back in the day? I bought mine in prince george bc canada back in early 90s. It's the only one I've ever seen. My name is Jasper Croy from Quesnel BC canada.

  24. Anonymous9:53 AM

    I have one that I got in 95 with the kayler and locking nut, and by far sounds better than my either of my les pauls, I am currently redoing it, and trying to find all original parts but not having much luck

  25. Anonymous1:24 AM

    I own a 81 proff deluxe silverburst, I figure they are pretty rare for the years made, given to me by my grandpa it's been my ticket to live shows from rock/blues, funk, to country.....this thing can do it all

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    Could a person get for a 1967 gibson tenor humming bird mint

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