This is a vintage 1967 Gibson ES-335 TD semi-hollowbody electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 064956, is in near mint 100% all original condition and includes; the original Faultless Plushline hard shell case with case key, the original owner’s manual, and the business card from the store it was originally purchased! This incredibly intact and pristine example has been nearly perfectly preserved during it’s uncirculated existence.
In absolutely exceptional condition, it would be quite difficult to imagine being able to find a better example. With a near pristine Tobacco Sunburst finish that doesn’t display even the vaguest beginnings of weather-checking, along with chrome hardware that is so brilliant it happens to also function as a mirror, this is in truly impressive time-capsulesque condition.
Clearly, this is a no-issues instrument, with absolutely; no breaks, no cracks, no repairs, no modifications, nothing. All hardware and parts exhibits very little superficial wear, and the overall presentation is near perfect.
This ’67 Gibson ES-335 TD features; a laminated Maple semi-hollowbody construction, a 1-piece Mahogany neck, a Brazilian Rosewood fingerbaord with pearloid block inlays, “Patent No.” sticker humbucking pickups with chrome covers, factory large frets, original nut, double-ring double-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, a “PAT. NO.” tune-o-matic chrome bridge, a chrome trapeze tailpiece, “Witch Hat” gold insert control knobs, the original Faultless Plushline hardshell case with a smooth black exterior and a vibrant yellow interior, the original owner’s manual (still blank), the original case key, and the original business card from the original point of purchase.
The nut width measures just a slight bit over the standard 1 9/16″ (1.5625) nut. This is more than likely because it has a particularly bulky slim-taper neck profile, with a 12th fret depth of 1.056″. So, for those whom are not necessarily fond of the “smaller” necks, this one may not feel as extreme. It happens to be excellent in my opinion, and is much more substantial in depth than your average post-’65 Gibson neck profile. The guitar is very light and weighs a mere 7 lbs. 13 oz.
It feels great and sounds fantastic. It has been setup with fresh Pyramid .010-.046 roundcore roundwounds. The pickups pack a lot of punch, and articulate much more interstingly than you’d expect. With a perfectly straight neck, and the somewhat slim nut width, this guitar plays effortlessly regardless of style.