1955 Gibson ES-350 nr MINT Flame Top + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: ES-350
Year: 1955
Finish: Blonde
Modifications: Repro guard, original in case. Gold plating gone from tailpiece
Repairs: none
Weight (kg): 2.95

Case: Correct Hardshell Case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Maple laminate
Body wood: Maple laminate
Tuners: Correct Kluson single line
Pickups: 2 x Correct P90
Hardware: Correct Rosewood and Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct 500k Centrelab

    Rare incarnation of the superb Gibson ES-350 in blonde with four control knobs and a tunomatic bridge. If you like your ES-350’s then you will know that THIS is the uber rare version to look out for and was only made for a few short months in 1955 and early 1956.

    In fact only 14 blonde versions of this were made in 1955 and most of them would have had a standard rosewood bridge so this is probably only a handful of standard 4 pot layout, ES-350's made in late 1955 and early 1956 with a tunomatic bridge..

    All correct, with the classic chunky neck and two wonderful sounding vintage P-90 pickups. It is a great guitar to play and sounds killer. With its lovely flamed maple top and figured back, there is no escaping with this round your neck.

    It currently has an expertly made repro guard on it but the original one (slightly warped with an extra hole) is in the case. Everything else we can see on this guitar is correct down to the knobs, switch tip, all electrics and all finish with no touch ups or over spray anywhere, however it looks as if the gold has worn or has been rubbed off the tailpiece. 

    It is in near mint condition, it has obviously been played and not stored under the bed but it has not been abused in any way. There are a few dings and some nice lacquer checking all over. There is some nice  flame on both the front and the back and some even nicer, not so subtle flame on the maple sides and neck. Basically, it is a great looker.

    Action is set nice and low and on the original frets, which are still in great condition, it plays good everywhere up and down the fingerboard and does not have the occasionally seen archtop hump in the neck around the 12-14th frets that cause these positions to fret out.

    Guitar comes with a correct hardshell case

    Electrics work brilliantly and both P-90’s are killer with classic tones in abundance. 

    If you like your ES archtops but are looking for something a bit special then this lovely, all correct, classic 1955 example should be way up there near the top of your list…

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