The Golden-Era 335 is about the rarest category of Lefty guitars; it seems that many years go by before you ever see one. Over the years, I have only seen 5 Lefty 1958-1964 ES-335s. Even on the lefty worldwide database, http://www.lefty-guitars.de/navigation.html, there are only 2 lefty Golden-Era ES-335s listed(those 2 are included in my count of 5). That places the rarity of lefty Golden-Era ES-335s on par with lefty Bursts, which, at last count, included a grand total of 4 currently in existence(Stroup Burst, Florida Burst, McEnroe, McCartney) plus 1 spotted in Buffalo(by a very reliable source) in the late 70s.
Here’s another Lefty 1964 ES-335 that has surfaced this year. I purchased this guitar recently and now have both a Lefty and Righty 1964 Cherry ES-335. The lefty is a factory Bigsby with the Custom Made Plaque and factory holes to easily accomodate a Stop conversion; this feature was lacking in my lefty 1962 ES-345, which was strictly a Bigsby with no plaque.
It has some wear, but is 100% original(except for pro refret) and is an extremely resonant and toneful guitar, as well as a fantastic player! Pot codes are 8th week 1964, neck PUP = 7.68k, bridge PUP = 7.63, Serial # 66204.
NOT FOR SALE