1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

Gibson |  1963es33532

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 by the strap button 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.

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. Some solder disturbed.
Weight: 3.6 Kg

Case: Correct Black hardshell case with yellow lining with repaired handle.
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Double Line, Double Ring

Pickups: 2 x Patent Number Pickups
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct 500k Centrelab




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