Gibson / ES-350 / 1954 / Sunburst / Guitar
Rarely seen incarnation of the superb Gibson ES-350 with the spruce top and 4 x control knobs (2 x volume and 2 x tone). If you like your ES-350’s then you will know that THIS is the version to look out for..
All original or correct ES-350 made in 1954 with the classic chunky neck and two wonderful sounding vintage P-90 pickups. It is a very nice guitar to play and sounds blooming marvellous! With its lovely spruce top, gold plating (what’s left of it) and figured back it is like a grand version of the ES-175 with an ES-5 style of neck profile yet as sweet as any ES-175 out there.
Everything we can see on this guitar is correct down to the knobs, switch tip, all electrics and all finish with no touch ups or over spray anywhere. It is in very good condition, it has obviously been played and not stored under the bed but it has not been abused in any way. There are a few dings, dongs and some nice lacquer checking all over. This one being a spruce top, has the lacquer nicely sunk in just like you see on the 50’s Gibson sunburst acoustics. There is some nice and subtle flame on the back and some even nicer, not so subtle flame on the maple sides and neck. Basically, it is a great looker.
Action is set nice and low and on the original frets, which are still in great condition, it plays good everywhere up and down the fingerboard and does not have the occasionally seen archtop hump in the neck around the 12-14th frets that cause these positions to fret out.
Case is a later hardshell case that is solid, sturdy and protects the guitar very well indeed. Electrics work brilliant and both P-90’s are killer with classic tones in abundance. Unlike most of the ES-350’s you see out there, this one of course has the classic 2 P-90, 4 pot layout which is exactly what everyone prefers.
If you like your ES archtops but are looking for something a bit special from the normal laminated top then this lovely, all correct, classic 1954 example should be way up there near the top of your list…
ATB Guitars, UK
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
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275