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Is this a real ES-355 Studio?

El Chiguete

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This guitar is listed locally and I'm no ES-335 expert to know more about it. I didn't even know there where 335 without F-Holes but after a quick search now I know some models come like that. Doing a serial number search it comes out to be from:
Production year: 26 October 1989 (serial nr.: 565)
For what I can find online looks to be legit but has been modded for the Bigby and they changed the pickups. So, is this correct?

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It looks like a legit late 80s ES-335 Studio from the pics, though like you I am not an expert.

I searched on Google for;  335 without f-holes  and there are plenty of images which are similar and from the same period.

The plastic around the jack socket is interesting and not original - possibly from a Varitone switch (not standard on this guitar) - but a 4-way Varitone?  Hmm. :-k

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