1968 Gibson Blonde ES-335, 100% Original with OHSC, 1 of Only 2!

1968 Gibson Left Handed ES-335TDN(Blonde Finish), documented one-owner, unmolested original with OHSC, hang tags, and original receipt. This is an uncirculated guitar being offered for sale for the first time.
This was a special order 335 in Blonde, which was an available catalog color only from 1958-1960, a period which saw Gibson only produce 209 ES-335s in the Blonde finish.
Small f-holes, pointy ears and low headstock logo are only features seen from late 1966 to the end of 1967. Big f-holes started in very early 1968 so this 335 could be as early as end of 1966 to as late as January 1968.
As far as lefties go, I have only seen one other vintage(1960s) ES-335 in Blonde – this would be only the second one!
The guitar is in Excellent overall condition. The finish has a fair amount of lacquer checking due to its age of 51 years. There is a small area(pencil eraser size) of finish chipped to the left of the Bigsby, and a small ding on the back of the neck at the 8th fret/treble side. Some very minor buckle wear on the back, nothing through the wood.
This is a very attractive guitar with some moderate flame to the maple top. Most of the 58-60 Blonde ES-335s had very little, if any flame. And the reissue Blonde 335s can be too flamey relative to their historic counterparts. This guitar has just the right amount of flame – and it looks even better in person!
The guitar has been inspected and perfectly set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music. There is barely any fret wear.
This is one of the rarest Left Handed vintage guitars I’ve seen. And it’s a one-owner with hang tags and original receipt!

Was $25,000 Now $17,000

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For Sale: 1963/1964 Fender Tele, Pre-CBS, EXC!

This is a factory Left Handed 1963/64 Fender Tele, Blonde finish, Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, 100% Original, comes with an early 1970s Fender case.

Pre-CBS lefty Teles with rosewood boards are hard to find – much rarer than the Strats! It has the Spaghetti logo, clay dots, single-ply white guard, double-line Kluson tuners, moderate wear on the body with some buckle wear through the wood on the back.

It plays really well and you can actually bend the strings easily on this one. It has some mild fret wear, mainly on the first 3 frets. This Tele has the vintage deep-rhythm wiring, but the 3-way switch does hold the in-between neck and bridge PUP setting well. The Tele has a great weight at 7 lbs, 3 oz.

Comes with an early 70s Fender case(first case Fender issued after the 67-72 tail logo case).

Dates:
Neck: 3NOV63B
Pots: 304 6450
Neck Plate: L63xxx

Specs:
Neck Depth: .85/1st, 1.00/12th
Neck Width: 1 5/8
Pickup Outputs: Neck/6.44K, Bridge/5.66K
Weight: 7 lbs, 3 oz

Was $18,500 Now $15,000

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2003 Gibson Brazilian Historic 1959 Les Paul, 100% Original, Superb!

Left Handed 2003 Brazilian Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, all tags, paperwork, COA. Near Mint condition with spectacular Cherry Sunburst flame top, and lightweight at around 8 1/4 lbs. The flame is lively and looks great from any angle – something you rarely see with newer R9s. And it plays and sounds as good as it looks!

This is my personal guitar and is the only non-vintage guitar in my collection. It is from the Golden Year for Gibson Brazilian R9 Les Pauls: 2003. I’ve owned dozens of beautiful Brazilian Les Pauls over the years, righty and lefty, but this is THE one; true collector condition/investment grade Brazilian R9 – the finest!

Was$15,000 Now $12,000

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2005 Hamer Korina Special Jr with OHSC, EXC Condition!

A killer left handed guitar, this Hamer Korina Special Jr LH features a double cutaway Korina body with a korina neck. It’s equipped with one hot P90 pickup. Other details include a tortoise plastic pickguard and Schaller tuners. Set up to rock, this guitar is in excellent condition.

Details:

  • Factory left hand
  • Natural finish
  • Double cutaway korina body
  • Korina neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 1 (screaming) dog eared P90 pickup
  • Tortoise-w-b-w pickguard
  • Wrapover bridge/tailpiece
  • Schaller tuners
  • 1-11/16″ nut
  • 24-3/4″ scale
  • Original hardshell case

Was $2,595 Now $2,195

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Conversion, One of One!

This may be the only Left Handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Conversion in the world. The donor guitar was a refin 1957 Left Handed Les Paul Jr with some issues. Dan Shinn at Lay’s Guitar Shop(they have been doing outstanding work since 1962!) did a fantastic job of transforming that guitar into the closest thing to a real Left Handed Burst for a fraction of the price! There are only 4 documented Lefty Bursts,(McCartney, McEnroe, Stroup, and Florida Bursts). None of these are for sale and knowing the owners, will probably never become available for sale.

Patterned after the legendary Brock Burst, this Les Paul has all the qualities you could want in a Left Handed Burst: Beautiful flametop, strong cherry sunburst, great weight, 59 profile neck, tremendous tone and playability.

Parts Description:
⦁ 60’s T-Top Pickups
⦁ 60’s Kluson Tuners(double line/double ring)
⦁ 50’s Bumblebee caps
⦁ Pickup Covers – Nickle Plated Reissue
⦁ CTS pots, Switchcraft Switch and Jack(all new)
⦁ Cremetone Bridge and Stop Tail
⦁ Original Strap buttons that came with the guitar
⦁ Plastic parts – Gibson reissue
⦁ Vintage 50’s Pickguard Bracket
⦁ Medium Jumbo Frets
⦁ Brown Lifton Historic Les Paul Case

Specs:
⦁ Pickup Outputs: Neck/7.80K, Bridge/7.80K
⦁ Neck Depth: .89/1st fret, 1.00/12th fret
⦁ Weight: 8 lbs, 11 oz

A real Left Handed Burst would be priced at $200K+. This 59 Conversion represents the closest thing to a real lefty Burst for 1/10 the cost.

$19,995

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LEFTY 1969 Fender Tele, Near Mint Condition!

LEFTY 1969 Fender® Tele®, 100% Original with OHSC, Near Mint Condition, super clean example and impossible to find lefty vintage Tele® in this condition! Dates are: F252952/neck plate, 3JUL69B/neck stamp, 304 6545/pots(typical late 65 pots, along with 1966 pots that Fender® used right through the late 60s).

No mods or changes; true unmolested survivor guitar! Has some minor case wear and a few nicks, dings, and scratches; owner has lightly etched his name under low E tuner on back of headstock(no big deal, but I did want to mention it). Has “Telecaster®” on the headstock, just like a few 69/70 Teles on the lefty guitar database:http://www.lefty-guitars.de/navigation.html (a 69 & 70 Tele® are shown with similar decals). Overall, really super nice condition and ready for you vintage Tele® collection!

As far as Fenders go, I’m usually more into Strats and not so much Teles……… until I played this guitar. Has tremendous tone with well-defined bottom notes and a high end that really cuts through. I was very pleasantly surprised! VERY resonant guitar that reminds me of my early 60s Strats. Totally blows away my mint 67 Tele® Custom I had a few years ago; this Tele is a TONE monster!

Has just been inspected and set-up(including a fret leveling) by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: take the risk out of buying a lefty vintage instrument and grab this great Tele® before it’s gone!

Was $9,995 Now $8,500

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1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet 6128 with OHSC, Refin, Extremely Rare Lefty!

This is a factory Left Handed 1958 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet Serial # 35203. With an estimated 40 to 50 left-handed instruments built up to the late 1970’s, the Duo-Jet 6128 is an extremely rare model in factory left-handed, and even more rare when considering it is a lefty Golden Era 1954-1960 single-cut Duo-Jet!

This particular Duo-Jet belonged to a right-handed gentleman who had owned and played it upside down from 1971 to 2008. The Duo-Jet was Gretsch’s answer to the Gibson Les Paul Custom, and the overwhelming majority of these were black, with a sprinkling of Cadillac Green from 1956-1958. In addition, the single-cut Silver Jet 6129 was offered with some custom sparkle colors from 1954-1960. This guitar was refinished in Orange a long time ago, before the second to most previous owner acquired it in 1971.

This Duo-Jet has the typical brown back and neck finish, original tuners, bone nut (which has never been off), ebony fingerboard and original frets, lefty thumbprint inlays, original Pat. Applied For Filter’Tron pickups with original wire harness including switches and capacitors. All solder joints are original. Original bar bridge. The lefty Bigsby tailpiece does not appear to be original to the instrument, and is probably a late 60s Bigsby, as there are screw-holes from another tail-piece on the bottom. The second to most recent owner acquired the guitar with its current tailpiece in 1971, and the only change he made to the Bigsby was in removing the black paint. The guitar was recently sent to Curt Wilson at Old School Guitar Repair(www.oldschoolguitar.net) at the recommendation of Gretsch guru, Edward Ball, where the front of the headstock was refinished to the correct black(previously Orange) and the center portion of the Bigsby was repainted black. Sadly, the previous owner removed and discarded the original lefty pickguard many years ago.

Some areas of the top’s lacquer finish have been peeled away from the long-ago removal of a few stickers and black electrical tape (the previous owner admitted to decorating the guitar with the black stripes in a tiger-theme). The guitar plays well, with a good neck angle and decent original frets. The guitar was just set up this past month by the pros at the renowned Guitar Factory in Orlando(http://www.guitarfactory.us/). It now plays great and needs nothing – they do great work! Pickups read 4.12 (neck) and 4.20 (bridge), and pots and switches work well. And, very important to note on vintage Gretsch guitars, there is NO binding rot. Also includes the Original Hard Shell Case.

At the end of the day, this is obviously far from a perfect example, but this is an extremely hard-to-find factory left-handed 1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet, and provides a very rare opportunity for the vintage guitar collector, lefty or righty! I have seen far fewer left handed 50s Gretsch guitars as compared to Fender, Gibson, and even Martin over the years. Lefty 50s Gretsch guitars are insanely rare, especially in the Duo Jet model!

Was $9,500 Now $6,500

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