1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

Gibson |  1963es335  |  1 in stock_level
£12,995

An original stop tail 1963 cherry red ES-335 with original finish and no neck breaks....

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Classic, Mickey Mouse ears adorn this lovely, 1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC that is a superb player and a superb sounding tone machine that with the correct amp, can really sing…

It’s a cherry red, it’s an original stop tail and it’s reasonably priced - read on.

By no means mint, this guitar has certainly seen some action. The finish is wonderfully worn, with some nice subtle buckle rash on the back. Theres only a few minor touch ups covering where the different tailpiece was at some stage, micro switch (just by the pickguard) and at the back of the headstock where it had Grovers sometime ago. All hardware and electrics are correct, as is the very nice, early ‘63 wide pebble black case.

Both pickups are nice and strong and really do sing. The covers have been removed at some stage and have been labelled with marker pen as you can see from the pictures. They are however original windings and nice strong output.

The neck is well worn into that comfortable feel that only years of use vcan produce. The binding has been repaired between the 12-15 fret but there’s is plenty of life left in the frets. The tuners have been changed at some stage to Grovers but a set of Kluson have been reinstated and the holes filled. There are no tuning issues. Looks like it has a slightly later pickguard too.

A very nice example and a classic example of one of our more popular vintage guitars…

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At a glance

Model: ES-335 TDC
Year: 1963
Finish: Cherry

Modifications: Different tuners at some stage
Repairs: Evidence of previous tailpiece and a microswitch, all repaired.
Weight: 3.6 Kg

Case: Correct Black hardshell case with Yellow lining
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Double line double ring

Pickups: 2 x Correct Patent Number Humbuckers
Hardware: Correct nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct 500k Centralab

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We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment please) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom

Landline: 01242 697607‬

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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom