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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1961 GIBSON ES-355 TD STEREO


via this auction where you'll find more pics.
pearlbaileyblue (RSS)

"Here is one truly incredible guitar: an authentic 1961 Gibson ES-355 TD with two original mind-blowing Gibson P.A.F. humbuckers! The serial number on this beauty is 40285, which is located both on the back of the headstock and printed on the orange Gibson label inside the body.

Several changes have been made to the guitar. First, the guitar has been professionally refretted. Additionally, the guitar came originally with the infamous Gibson "Side-winder" Vibrato with side-way action, but was replaced early in its life with a gold trapeze tailpiece. Some time later the original owner decided to reinstall the side-winder vibrato and had it replated before he put it back on the guitar - you can easily see this in the pictures below. It is, however, the original Gibson side-winder vibrato that came with the guitar in 1961. The gold trapeze tailpiece is also included with the guitar.

When he reinstalled the original vibrato, the owner also replaced the gold selector ring under the varitone switch. The original selector ring is also included with the guitar, and can be seen in the pictures below. He also purchased new black pickup rings, but never installed them. However, they are also included with the guitar.

The original Gibson gold P.A.F. humbuckers are exactly what you'd expect ... the best sounding, most balanced pickups you've ever heard in your life.."



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