We present an all original 1968 Gibson ES-335 TD in its original Tobacco Sunburst finish. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This Gibson ES-335 is excellent condition with no cracks, breaks or any repairs. The stock “Patent Number” sticker humbuckers are powerful and articulate, and the semi hollow body maple body allows for the quick attack of this particular tone wood, and also an airy, warm quality.
Acoustically, the tone is very authoritative and clear, and this quality translates well to the pickups. The neck has a profile which is unique to Gibsons from ’66-68, beginning as a fairly slender C-down at the nut and quickly growing in both depth and shoulder to near bigger neck.
The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlays. The original frets are great with a lot of life left. The headstock has minor nicks and dings and features the original Kluson Deluxe double line/double ring tuning machines. All of them turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. A orange oval Gibson label has a clean text and a serial number which matches that imprinted serial number back of the headstock. The bridge is the original chrome Gibson Tune-o-Matic. The original chrome trapeze tailpiece is intact, black hat knobs, as well as the stock pickguard, switch tip and pickup covers.
Pickups and the electronics/wiring remain untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Comes with its original hardshell case with black exterior and plush yellow/orange interior. The latches and handle are also intact.
- Nut width: 1 9/16″.
- Neck pickup: 7.27 kOhm.
- Bridge pickup: 7.71 kOhm.
- Weight: 3.37 Kilograms.