Gibson / ES-335 TDC / 1969 / Cherry Red / Guitar For Sale
1969 Gibson ES-335 TDC, in very good + condition. Serial: 540752. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz / 3.4 kg. This is an all-original, gorgeous example of a Gibson ES-335. It comes with the original case and includes 3-months warranty and a 14-day returns policy.
The body features a beautiful cherry red finish stain and the cream binding is in very good shape front and back. There's light play-wear to the body finish, including some small dings here and there and scuffs/scrapes along the bottom edge near the end pin, but overall it's in great condition. The back of the neck has more play wear including small dings and scuffs. The headstock has a few bumps and scrapes mainly around the top edge but nothing major. There are no breaks/cracks or repairs and everything remains structurally sound. The frets are in excellent condition having been cleaned and dressed in our workshop. All hardware & electronics are in excellent working order and the metalwork is still shiny.
The instrument's features are typical for 1968-9 with chrome-plated hardware including the Tune-O-Matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and two Gibson humbucking pickups with patent number stickers. Gibson we soon to add the volute on the rear of the neck, this example does not.
This guitar has been fully checked over & set up in our workshop and is an all-round excellent sounding and playing guitar. The playability is excellent with low action allowing for very smooth movement around the fretboard. It has a big rich tone both plugged in and acoustically. Nut width: 40 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 21 mm. The pots are all correct CTS 500K with untouched solder and where dates are visible are stamped 137 6833.
- Laminated maple hollow-body
- Bound rosewood fretboard with block-marker inlays
- Original trapeze tailpiece
- Gibson ABR-1 "Tune-o-matic" adjustable bridge
- 2x orig. Gibson "Pat.-Nr. Decal" pickups
- Orig. electronics - untouched solder joints
- 2x "black-beauty" capacitors
- 6x Kluson double-ring tuners
- Chrome hardware
Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK
Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase.
As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.
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Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates. A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions.
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