GIBSON ES-335 TD, 1968

Sunburst. Antoher gorgeous 335, in 100% original condition. Rare flamed maple top. Thinline semi-hollow maple body, one-piece mahogany neck, brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. Typical features introduced in 1967, such as the "top-hat", Fender amp-style control knobs; patent number tune-o-matic bridge with metal saddles instead of nylon; thinner five-ply plastic pickguard.
The hardware is all original, chrome plated and in excellent condition: trapeze tailpiece, Kluson Deluxe double-line/double-ring tuners, two  Patent-Number humbucking pickups, never touched or altered, with covers never removed. We have tried to take pictures of the hidden side of both units, but one screw of the bridge pickup was so rusty that we could not take it off, so we did our best trying to show the black decal inside without forcing and damaging the plastic ring. However, the decal is there and all the solderings are untouched.
The beautiful sunburst finish is in overall very good conditions, with some weather checking, a few dings here and there and not too much playing wear. It's quite rare to find such a beautiful flamed top on a vintage '60s 335, so we were really pleasantly surprised... 'Burst finish, sweet checking and flames, what a nice vintage combination! Straight neck with not too much wear, easy action, comfortable profile and width, good frets and nicely darkened rosewood board.
This fantastic 335 has a great bluesy sound, loud, aggressive, warm and powerful.  
It comes with its original semi-hard case (half-way between the hardshell and the soft cases offered at that time) with brass Gibson plate, in excellent, solid condition.

6500.00