This is a Left Handed 1964 ES-335TDC. Lefty Gibson ES-335s from Gibson’s Golden Era (1958-1964) are very rare. Of course, the 58/59 DOT Necks are the most desirable. After that, I like the Cherry 1964 ES-335s due to the Clapton connection with the 1968 Farewell Cream tour where Clapton played his 64 ES-335TDC. This lefty is a factory Bigsby with the Custom Made Plaque and factory stud holes to easily accommodate a Stop conversion.
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. Includes OHSC.
The back of the neck has been ever so slightly leveled, but it’s more cosmetic given the neck thickness appears unaltered and is very similar to my two 1964 ES-335TDCs and increases progressively from the 1st to the 12th fret. The thickness reads: 1st/.84, 3rd/.85, 5th/.86, 7th/.91, 9th/.92, 12th/.96.
I’ve only seen around 4 Cherry 1964 ES-335s in lefty. I currently own 2. The Cherry 1964 ES-335 will always be a very desirable vintage Gibson guitar with the Slow Hand connection. For lefties, it’s impossible to find one for sale, until now!
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