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Gibson / ES-350 / 1955 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale

Rare incarnation of the superb Gibson ES-350 in blonde with four control knobs and a tunomatic bridge. If you like your ES-350’s then you will know that THIS is the uber rare version to look out for and was only made for a few short months in 1955 and early 1956.

In fact only 14 blonde versions of this were made in 1955 and most of them would have had a standard rosewood bridge so this is probably only a handful of standard 4 pot layout, ES-350's made in late 1955 and early 1956 with a tunomatic bridge..

All correct, with the classic chunky neck and two wonderful sounding vintage P-90 pickups. It is a great guitar to play and sounds killer. With its lovely flamed maple top and figured back, there is no escaping with this round your neck.

It currently has an expertly made repro guard on it but the original one (slightly warped with an extra hole) is in the case. Everything else 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, however it looks as if the gold has worn or has been rubbed off the tailpiece. 

It is in near mint 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 and some nice lacquer checking all over. There is some nice  flame on both the front and 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.

Guitar comes with a correct hardshell case

Electrics work brilliantly and both P-90’s are killer with classic tones in abundance. 

If you like your ES archtops but are looking for something a bit special then this lovely, all correct, classic 1955 example should be way up there near the top of your list…

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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