1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC + OHSC

Gibson |  1963es335tdc2

Beautiful, classic original stop tail 1963 cherry red Gibson ES-335 TDC with a stunner of a case and sound to match the looks...

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

The only things we can see that has been changed on this beautiful guitar is the fitting of a Bigsby at some point in its life, as it bears the classic “snakebite” Bigsby marks, both on the top and on the side by the strap button. These have been very nicely filled and you have to look very closely to see any evidence of this on the top though there is some evident wear around the strap button, it doesn’t detract at all from the look of the guitar. Otherwise there are no finish issues, touch ups or over spray anywhere and all other hardware and electrics are correct, as is the very nice, near MINT in fact, original black hard shell case.

Both pickups are nice and strong and really do sing as much as you would like, or wish them to. They have never been rewound and are the same as 1961/2 PAF’s aside from the stickers of course. If tone is your quest then this guitar should satisfy on all transcendental levels that can exist in the world of ES tone..

As you can see in the pics, it is not totally mint but has not been abused either, in fact I would call it a strong excellent plus condition. There are a few dings and marks here and there, a bit of fading on the back but nothing too serious at all and nothing which does not distract from this classic, cherry beauty.

Frets and fingerboard have no drastic wear, just a little bit on the lower frets but there is loads of meat left before it needs any fret work done. Action is excellent and like most good ES’s you come across, they often seem like they can play themselves.

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 Red

Modifications: Bigsby added, now removed
Repairs: Bigsby holes filled
Weight: 3.62 Kg

Case: Original Gibson Hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson single line double ring

Pickups: Original PAT Number x 2
Hardware: Correct nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: Original 500k all solder original




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