GIBSON ES-335 TDC, 1967
A very clean and beautiful mid-60s ES-335 in cherry red finish, 100% original and in excellent condition. Both the serial number (on the orange label and the headstock), and the crown-inlay in the lower position identify this guitar as a '67 model, althogh it still has many features of the '65-'66 version.
Figured maple body showing through a bright and shiny cherry finish, one-piece mahogany neck and dark brazilian rosewood fretboard with block inlays. Chrome hardware includes and old-style ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, retaining wire and no patent number, two "patent number" pickups with original black sticker and cover soldering. The tuners are original Kluson Deluxe "double line-double rings". Just like the bridge, also the knobs are of the older-style as found only until very early '67. Every part, every detail is completely original and in full working order.
And so is the finish, which is checked especially on the top, rims and neck (at both extremities). No issues whatsoever, very solid neck joint, straight neck and perfect action. A great, great 335 in its most sought-after color (by me, at least).
All the electric circuitry works fine, the sound is loud and warm with good attack, the great classic voice of the electric blues. Frets and fretboard are ok.
This exceptional 335 comes with its original black hardshell case with yellow lining.