1962 Gibson ES-335 TD

 
1962 Gibson ES-335 TD
 
 

Released in 1958, the ES-335 was a real departure in terms of guitar design.
By adding a center block to a slimline double cutaway arch top body,
Gibson created what many consider the perfect electric guitar, a classic shape with solid-body like sustain.

A truly stunning specimen with probably the nicest top to ever grace a vintage sunburst 335:
the birdseye maple really shines from every angle!
Better still, it’s a true one owner guitar, he bought it new in early 1963.
Comes with an original black Lifton case and case candy.
"Only a Gibson is good enough!" 

 
 
BB King with his sunburst 335 circa 1962.

BB King with his sunburst 335 circa 1962.

Sunburst Finish
Block Inlays
Patent Number Humbuckers
Kluson Deluxe Tuners
Factory Stop Bar Tailpiece
No Wire ABR-1 Bridge
Gold Reflector Knobs
Original Case and Case Candy

Modifications:
Repaired chips on headstock wings
(no breaks nor overspray)
Solder touch-up on neck pickup cover

Condition - Excellent

Price - £17,000

1960 Gibson Catalog.

1960 Gibson Catalog.