For sale is this vintage 1966 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard electric semi-hollow body guitar. This particular example, serial number 848343, is in very good 100% all original cosmetic condition and includes the original faultless plushlined case. Essentially, the Trini Lopez Standard is a more deluxe/more stylized version of the ES-335, and includes; a non-reverse six-on-a-side Firebird headstock profile, split-diamond inlays, bound diamond-shaped soundholes, and a customized tailpiece placard. This example would qualify as both a good player’s example, as well as, a nice collector’s piece.
This guitar is in perfect structural shape, with no cracks, no breaks, no modifications, no extra holes, no repairs, and no issues whatsoever. The original cherry red finish is in very excellent all original condition, aside from the usual weather-checking. The finish is still extremely vibrant, and only exhibits the most minimal of fading. All of the electronics are original, including the original Pat. No. sticker humbucking pickups and corresponding original pots. The original frets are in very fine all original condition as well, with visible fret wear on the first 5 frets.
As mentioned, this ’66 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard is in 100% original condition, including; double-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, original nut, original truss rod cover, original frets, original pickups, original pickguard, original tune-o-matic bridge, original trapeze tailpiece with the original Trini Lopez plastic placard on the rosewood shield, original switch tip, original pots, original strap pins, and all other original miscellaneous chrome hardware.
The neck is perfectly straight, and features a rather nice deep slim-taper profile. The nut width is microscopically wider than the standard 1 9/16â³, albeit only by an additional .015â³. The action is low and feels great with the fresh .10-.46 Pyramid strings. This guitar is very easy to play. The guitar weighs 8 pounds even, which is actually on the lighter side for a 335-style guitar. The guitar includes the original Gibson hard case with smooth black exterior and a bright yellow plush interior. One latch is broken on the case.
Sale Price: Sold