GALLERY: RS Guitarworks Rescues Rich Robinson’s ’63 ES-335
The step-by-step story of how RS Guitarworks rebuilt a hurricane-damaged ES-335.
Robinson requested that his ES-335 be aged to look like its pre-Hurricane Sandy days. Here it is all buffed and ready for aging and reassembly.
Weâ€™ve all heard horror stories about instruments ruined by fires, floods, or other natural disasters, but sometimes these damaged goods do see a happy ending. When Hurricane Sandy handed lemons to Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson and his beloved Gibson ES-335 in 2012, he decided to make lemonade with RS Guitarworks and launch an intensive restoration project. These images document that amazing operation.