GIBSON ES 335 TD Sparkling Burgundy custom color, 1966
Blue, Burgundy Red metallic is one of the most spectacular, rare and sought-after custom-colors on '60s
335s. This guitar is in outstanding and 100% original conditions,
light and exceptionally well-built. There is some
finish checking both on top and back, and a little area between two tuners
where the metallic color has been lost due to an excessive tightening of
the tuner plates (below you'll see
a picture showing this detail), but there is really nothing else
to say. I have never seen a Custom Color 335 in
such conditions.... Everything makes of this guitar an
exceptional instrument. Original and untouched "Patent Number"
humbucking pickups, untouched circuitry, Kluson DeLuxe double-line/double-ring
tuners (never any other tuner was installed, no additional signs and
holes), knobs, ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge with nylon saddles, trapeze
tailpiece, etc.. Perfect chrome parts. The headstock crown logo is still
in the higher pre-67 position.
Killer sound. This great 335 has a fantastic-shaped mahogany neck with a beautiful block-inlaid fretboard made of brazilian rosewood, good frets and the "right" width at the nut.
The guitar comes with a new SKB hardshell case, non original of course, but of excellent quality, very solid and perfectly fitting.
October 2007: upon request, we have posted a new set of detailed pictures, much better than the previous one. So... enjoy!
Anf finally we have also found an original '60s hardshell case for this special guitar!
flash1 - flash2 - in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - back - backflash - body back - headstock - fretboard - pickups - knobs - pickguard - pickup1 - pickup2 - body cavity - bridge1 - bridge2 - label - logo - checking - checking2 - checking3 - checking4 - tuners - tuners2 - tailpiece - case