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Gibson / ES355 TDSV Walnut / 1974 / Guitar

Gibson's Electric Spanish (ES) models were very popular after their introduction with the ES-355 as the centerpiece of the series. The body and neck are multiple bound, the f-holes are also bound, the ebony fretboard contains mother-of-pearl Block-inlays and the large '70s head includes a mother-of-pearl 'Split Diamond' inlay, which gives this ES-355 a luxurious and romantic look. The hardware is gold plated and faded through the years, so that this dominant color mixes perfectly in the 'walnut' finish. The pickups are so-called original Patent Numbers, which have been introduced by Gibson as successor to the P.A.F. They are controlled by individual volume and tone knobs, a Varitone switch and they are configured in Stereo. This Gibson ES355 TDSV was made in 1974 and is in very good condition. This very clean specimen has some slight traces of wear over the top and a bit more on the back, including two blemishes and a light rash in the paint layer. The right horn has a padded spot, which probably has a switch. This ES-355 is very resonant, great playability and sounds great. Specifications Model: ES-355 Finish: Walnut Body Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Top Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Lefty No Body Details: black/white body binding, 5-ply pickguard & binding, tortoise pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C-shape Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Pearloid 'Block' inlay, bound headstock, bound fretboard, Pearloid Split Diamond headstock inlay. Nutwidth: 39,5 mm - 1 9/16" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola (long) Pickups: Gibson Pat. Nr. humbuckers. Neck: 7.16k, Bridge: 7.26k Tuners: Kluson 'Waffleback' Controls: Trad four-knob control section expanded exponentially with 6-way Varitone switch and stereo output. Weight: 4.01kg Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: A very clean example of a 1974 ES-355, with some light traces of across the top andmore traces on its back, including a scuff mark and light rash in the finish. The right horn has a filled hole, which was probably used for a switch.  Modifications/, Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell case Accessories: None
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