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Gibson advertisement (1982)

American-made. World-played.

Gibson ES-335 dot, Gibson Les Paul Standard

Gibson advertisement (1982) American-made. World-played.

This advertisement was widely used circa 1982-1984. It features the American map guitar that appears on the cover of the 1983 Gibson catalogue, alongside the ES-335 dot, and Les Paul Standard.

Gibson launched the ES-335 dot in 1982, after discontinuing the ES-335TD and ES-335 Pro the year before. Unlike the 80s 335 with block inlays, the 335 dot was based on a 1961 model - obviously with dot position marker inlays, but also with a mahogany (rather than maple) neck. It did, however replace the trapeze tailpiece for a more useful stop tailpiece.

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