Here is a vintage 1974 Gibson ES-335TDC semi-hollowbody electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 505267, is in absolutely mint, NOS 100% all original condition and includes the original hard shell case, the original owner’s manual, the original packing safety paperwork, the original case keys unopened in the original envelope, and the original Gibson-embossed leather strap. Easily the nicest example we have owned, this pristine 335 is in flawless cosmetic condition with absolutely no issues. The classic configuration of the ES-335 has long made it one of Gibsonâs absolute masterpieces, and with late-50s to mid-60s examples fetching prices exceeding $60,000.00, it clearly makes this version an incredible bargain. Quite possibly cleaner than a new guitar, this exceptional example has to be the best one in existence. From the original owner to you, don’t miss this opportunity to own an NOS ’74 ES-335, unless of course, you’re planning on building a time machine…
Features of this ’74 Gibson ES-335 include; the original vibrant Cherry Red finish, bound maple top and back, maple sides, laminated 3-piece mahogany neck with 1 9/16″ nut width, bound rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, (2) Patent No. sticker pickups, crown peghead inlay, Tune-O-Matic bridge, double-line Gibson Deluxe tuning machines, trapeze tailpiece, black âwitch hatâ knobs, chrome hardware, and the original hard shell case with purple interior.
As mentioned, this no-issues example is 100% all original. It is in mint condition, and the original cherry finish is incredibly lustrous and rich. There is neither weather-checking nor fading. The guitar sounds great, both pickups seem evenly balanced and both produce nearly identical output. The guitar sounds great, with plenty of sweet musical sustain accompanied with surprisingly nice acoustic attributes. For those whoâve had the fortune of playing many guitars both new and old, it seems that the ES-335 is consistently considered the âmost likely to be the best all around performerâ as it is great for nearly all types of music and playing styles. If you donât have one, you gotta get one.
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