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1965 Gibson ES-335 TD

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Serial #: 326010, orange oval 'Union Made' label

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 1/2" Nut Width: 1 21/32"

Finish: Original sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; arched maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.

Hardware: 100% original hardware, including twin Patent Number pickups with original covers, raised diamond trapeze tailpiece, gold reflector cap volume and tone knobs; beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with support bracket; nickel Kluson Deluxe double line tuners with double ring tulip pegs; 3 way switch with original tip; Gibson truss rod cover.

Notes: Introduced in 1958, the ES-335TD ("Thin Double-cutaway") cemented Gibson's reputation for cutting-edge innovation combined with classic traditional design. The thin body was easier for players to hold, the inner block enhanced sustain and reduced feedback, and the new PAF humbucking pickups set a new standard for quiet operation, high output, and sweet, fat tone. Small wonder that the 335 became an instant classic, and has remained one of the worlds' most popular electric guitars to this day.

The warm sunburst finish shows the slab-cut figured maple body to great advantage, and is subtly shaded from rim to rim. One of the last examples built with the original more generous nut width, the neck has a gentle "C" profile, and is remarkably comfortable in the hand. The original frets are the classic mid 60's medium-jumbos, famously easy to play. The body and neck are well balanced, and the instrument sits comfortably on the lap or the shoulder. The patent-number pickups hsve never been unsoldered, and produce a smooth, high output signal with lots of snap and sustain. And the overall condition of the instrument is simply stunning.

The instrument has been immaculately cared for, and shows no appreciable pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. With smooth low action over a fresh pro seto, the guitar plays effortlessly, with smooth sweet bluesy tone. Finally, the guitar is equipped with its Gibson deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case. An outstanding example of one of the most desirable electric guitars of all time.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished. Strings: .011 nickel roundwound, with wound G.

Case: Original Gibson deluxe black plush lined hardshell case.



























































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