GIBSON ES-335 TD, 1968
How about another 335? Well, how could we let her go? The beauty of the woods and the sunburst finish, the warm and powerful sound, the magic neck profile, the perfect originality of every part and the exceptionally fine conditions immediatlely conquered us!
This guitar has all the typical specs of the 1967 - early '68 models, with a one-piece mahogany neck, tune-o-matic bridge with nylon saddles and a very comfortable neck with a beautiful fretboard made of Brazilian rosewood. The body has a mild-figured maple top and an even more beautifully figured maple back, with both mild flames and bird's eye. From this point of view, 1968 is a very special year, as you can also see from the other '68 thinlines in our list, both guitars and basses.
Everything is 100% original: chrome hardware includes the trapeze tailpiece, the tune-o-matic bridge and the Kluson "double line - double ring" tuners. The two humbucking pickups with Patent Number label are absolutely original and untouched, with intact cover solderings. The knobs are the "witch-hat" style, the fretboard has pearloid block inlays, and both the Gibson logo and the crown inlay on the headstock are of real mother of pearl. Not a single screw has ever been changed.
The guitar is very light, frets and fingerboard are in great shape, the sound is the great '60s Gibson 335's sound: the one you have heard a million times from your old blues records, but also one of the most versatile sounds of all the elctric guitars. There's not one style that makes a semi-hollowbody Gibson feel out of place, and this guitar is no exception! It's ready to play, with no need of any adjustment, and is - plainly - gorgeous.
It comes with a beautiful Gibson hardshell case, probably from the '80s, in excellent condition and very solid.