1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

This is a vintage 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard electric semi-hollow body guitar. This particular example, serial number 063360, is in very excellent original cosmetic condition. 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, split-diamond inlays, bound diamond-shaped soundholes, and a customized tailpiece placard.

This guitar is in perfect structural shape, with no cracks, no breaks, no modifications, no extra holes, and no repairs. 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 high-gloss, and when parts are removed, there is absolutely zero evidence of fading. All of the electronics are original, including the original Pat. No humbucking pickups and pots. The original frets are in very fine all original condition as well, with no visible fret wear. The only originality issue appears to be the changed knobs: these look like Fender amp knobs, instead of the appropriate “witch hat” variety. Also, the Trini Lopez plastic plaque appears to have fallen off. Otherwise, it is 100% original. Original: double-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, original nut, original truss rod cover, original frets, original pickups, original pickgaurd, original tun-o-matic bridge, original tailpiece, original switch tip, original pickups, original pots, original strap pins, and original screws.

Interestingly, there is not significant evidence that this guitar was played much. In fact, the only “wear” on this instrument appears to be more random and accidental. For instance; there is no visible fret wear on the original frets, nor is there belt buckle wear on the back of the body. However, there are a couple of sizable dings on the back of the neck, and a couple small dings on the chrome Pat. No. pickup covers.

The neck is perfectly straight, and features a rather nice deep slim-taper profile. The nut width is microscopically wider than the standard 1 9/16″, albeit only by an additional .015″. At the 12th fret, the neck measures 1.08″ deep from fret to back of the neck, which is quite full. The action is low and feels great even with fresh .11-.53 Thomastik Power Brights. This guitar is very easy to play with .10s.

The guitar weighs 7 lbs. and 15 oz., which is actually on the lighter side for a 335-style guitar. The guitar comes with an era-appropriate vintage soft case, which fits perfectly.