1968 Gibson Blonde ES-335, 100% Original with OHSC, Reduced!

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!

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1964 Gibson ES-345TDC, Cherry Red, Extremely Rare Lefty!

This is a Left Handed 1964 Gibson ES-345TDC. I have only seen 4 other Left Handed Golden Era(pre-1965) ES-345s: 2 from 1960(I currently own one), 1961, and 1962(which I previously owned). I have not seen any from 1964 – this is probably the only left handed 1964 ES-345.

The original owner had his name inlayed into the original fretboard, which was replaced with an Ebony board at that time. Recently, the guitar was shipped to Lay’s Guitar Shop and the fretboard was replaced with a historically-correct Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Double Parallelogram inlays(receipt from Lay’s included in the case). The fingerboard binding and nut were also replaced at the same time. There are side dot markers on both sides, which is historically correct for a vintage left handed Gibson. Lay’s also did a refret and complete setup – the guitar feels and plays great. Dan Shinn does great work at Lay’s!

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1964 Gibson ES-330TDC, EXC 100% Original Condition with OHSC!

This is a guitar I sold back in 2011, and it’s in the same EXC, original condition. I’ve only had 2 left handed Golden Era(pre-1965) ES-330s in over 30 years, the other being a 1960. And I’ve only seen one other lefty 1960-64 ES-330, and it was the dreaded single pickup model. So from my experience, the left handed Golden Era ES-330s are much rarer than the ES-335s.

This guitar retains the beautiful and vibrant Cherry Red finish, all nickel hardware, 1 11/16 nut width, tune-o-matic bridge, reflector cap knobs, original black case with Marigold interior. Nice and light weight: around 6 1/2 lbs.

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Gibson 1953/1957 Les Paul Goldtop, Mirabella Conversion, the Only Lefty!

This is the only 1950s Lefty Les Paul Conversion done by renowned NYC luthier Chris Mirabella.

With perfect, untouched solder joint PAFs, original covers, original pickguard(cut for PAFs), electronics, poker chip, switch tip, tuners.

Here is the link to Mirabella Guitars: http://www.mirabellaguitars.com/

The Tone from 1950s Old Wood with PAFs can not be duplicated – Accept No Substitutes!

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1964 Fender Candy Apple Red Strat, Pre-CBS Custom Color Strat!

This 1964 Fender CAR Strat currently resides with the 2nd owner, who states: “The original owner had this guitar since new along with other pre-CBS Strats from 1954, 1958, 1960, 1963, and early 1965. Over the years he sold all of his guitars but kept this one as this was by far the most best sounding Strat of them all.”

The guitar has a fair amount of honest playing wear accumulated over the past 53 years, with the Gold undercoat showing in several areas. The guitar is all original according to the current owner, with the exception of a 5-way switch, one Tone pot, and newer hardshell case. True pre-CBS with the spaghetti logo, and Candy Apple Red – Leo’s favorite custom color!

Dates:

Neck Plate: L48811
Neck Stamp: 2SEP64B
Pickups: 10-29-64

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