Gibson ES-335TDC Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1968)

Gibson  ES-335TDC Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1968)

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Gibson ES-335TDC Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1968), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 509118, cherry lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case.

This is a nice late 1960s ES-335TD, in a well-preserved deep cherry red finish, the classic look of this period. The instrument's features are typical for 1968 with chrome-plated hardware including the Tune-O-Matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and two Gibson humbucking pickups with patent number sticker on the bases.

Other typical features include enclosed Kluson Deluxe tuners with double-ring plastic buttons and the "amp"-style black molded knobs. The bound rosewood fingerboard has pearloid block inlay and the nut width is the narrow 1 5/8" width adopted in late 1965. This one shows some play time but is still well-preserved for its 50+ years. A great-looking and sounding example.
 
Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 9/16 in. (40 mm.).

A nice example overall with some light wear, but all original except for a repro pickguard and old Fender-style strap buttons. The finish shows some typical checking, but the only really notable spot of damage is a worn away area on the back of the neck behind the 10th fret. The tops of the bridge saddles are worn down from contact with players' hands. A very nice and excellent-playing example of a late '60s ES-335, complete in its original case. Excellent - Condition.