SOLD! - 1963 Gibson ES-335 TDC Cherry
Like the Les Paul, the ES-335 stands as one of Gibson's all-time most iconic models. Merging the best traits of solidbody and hollowbody guitars, the Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 and is The King ever since!
Some notable players are: Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Alvin Lee, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker, Larry Carlton, Otis Rush, Warren Haynes and the list goes on...
The text in the 1963 catalog shows how popular the ES family of guitars had become by the 1960s: “Thin, double cutaway - a newsmaker from its first appearance, this model offers outstanding performance for ensembles, recording, radio, and TV at an amazingly modest price."
The 1963 list price was $315 The current value for one in excellent all-original condition can easily go up to $25,000
This particular 335 was converted from Vibrola to Tune-O-Matic and Stoptail, hence the price. Everything else is original! Patent number PAT# stickered pickups, pots, knobs, tuners, even the case, which is in really nice condition. And the sound... It is just amazing! Very open sounding, airy, lots of overtones and harmonics. Hands down Burst killer.
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