1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + HSC
Did someone say original stop tail, 1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC with classic 64 neck (Clapton) neck profile?
Debuting in 1958, the ES-335 and its siblings formed the trifecta spearheading the Gibson semi acoustic range. Combining solid-body capabilities with thinline aesthetics and sound, they became the go to for those looking to straddle both camps at volume.
Resplendent in its desirable, almost unfaded cherry finish, this guitar looks great. This guitar has been well cared for and is in good condition. Both front and back do exhibit some wear and there has been a bigsby fitted at some stage so it comes with a nice snake bite, free of charge.
The back of the neck has a few wear marks, making it very comfortable in the hand. The fretboard is in good shape and a refret and new nut help make this a joy to play. There are no signs of any breaks or touch ups. Tuners are Kluson reproductions.
The hardware is correct and in great condition too and the plastics are in great shape. Pickguard shows no sign of warping. The reflector knobs are excellent quality reproductions.
Electrically the harness has been changed with the original late 1963 pots and electrics being included in the case. The Patent number pickups are both present. By the looks of things its only the bridge cover that's been removed.
The guitar comes with a later Gibson black Tolex case with red lining.
Both pickups on this guitar sound great and are very evenly balanced. The neck pickup really accentuates the wood tones without losing any definition whilst the bridge pickup really delivers that bite that you only really get from a classic patent number pickup.
If you’re looking for a classic period 335 then look no further and grab it before it gets away…
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