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1987 Gibson ES-347TD
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Serial #: 82287555
Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Finish: Original ebony finish, nitrocellulose type.
Materials: Solid maple neck; arched maple top back, and sides; solid ebony fingerboard.
Hardware: 100% original gold hardware includes twin Gibson Series 7 humbucking pickups with original covers; adjustable tune-o-matic bridge; gold bell knobs; beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with gold support bracket; 3 way pickup selector switch; coil tap switch; TP-6 adjustable stop tailpiece with fine tuners; Gibson Deluxe tulip key tuners; solid bone nut.
Notes: Built in small numbers between 1978 and 1993, the ES-347TD is one of the scarcest and most versatile of Gibson's thinline guitars. An upgraded ES-335, the 347 shares the center-block construction for enhanced sustain and feedback resistance. Like the 345 and 55, the 347 has upmarket features like the solid ebony fingerboard, all-gold hardware and a multi-bound headstock.
But what sets the ES-347 apart is its innovative electronic design. The twin Series 7 pickups contain ceramic magnets for higher output, and are coil tapped, for both humbucking and single-coil operation. Used in concert with the 3 way pickup selector, the coil tap switch allows the player to choose among an exceptional variety of tonal colors.
A rare ebony finish version of the model, the body makes an elegant match with the jet-black pickguard and control knobs. The neck has a gentle D profile, remarkably easy in the hand, with fine high original Gibson medium-jumbo frets. The body and neck are well balanced, and the instrument sits comfortably on the lap or the shoulder. The Series 7 humbuckers (now known as Dirty Fingers) produce a powerful, fat signal with lots of crunch, and open up sweet, clear harmonics in single-coil mode.
This gleaming guitar has been maintained in wonderful condition without pick, thumb, fret or fingerboard wear. Apart from a few scttered buckle dents on the back, the guitar shows few signs of age altogether. The coil tap switch is positioned handily near the pickup selector, along with the micro-adjustable TP-6 stop tailpiece, with individual fine tuners, for ultra-precise pitch control. With smooth low action and a fresh pro setup, the guitar plays superbly, with smooth low action over a gentle medium D profile neck, and places a veritable rainbow of tones at the player's fingertips.
A rare find, and one of Gibson's most innovative creations. One only: call now.
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.
Case: Original deluxe brown Gibson logo hardshell case, with pink plush coverlet.