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Gibson / ES-335 TDC / 1963 / Cherry / Guitar

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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ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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