We present an all original 1968 Gibson ES-335TD in its original Tobacco Sunburst finish. This guitar is super clean with very few nicks + dings. It has a beautiful lacquer finish and we have graded this beauty to excellent condition with no cracks or breaks. The stock T Top patent sticker humbuckers are powerful and articulate, and the semi-hollowbody 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 into 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 are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
The original case offered with the ES-335TD is the original case with black exterior and plush yellow/orange interior. The original 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