- May 6, 2022
I recently bought a post Norlin ES-335 manufactured in December 1986. The dot inlays are a bit ill defined or deteriorated around the edges. I did find pictures of some other examples from the late 80's that seem to have the same characteristic. Is this common on Gibson guitars from this era? Is it caused by age, substandard inlay material or poor manufacturing? I appreciate any insight anyone can provide.