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

Was $25,000 Now $16,000

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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 $2,000

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1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet 6128 with OHSC, Refin, Reduced!

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 $5,900

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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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1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with OHSC, Very Rare!

Early 1957 Goldtop – formerly owned by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. One of a very small group of Left Handed Stop Tail Les Pauls from the 1950s.

Thanks to Scott Jennings for reminiscing about this great guitar. I remember when Scott had it for sale in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the early 90s at Route 66 Guitars; somehow I knew I would end up with this guitar some 25 years later – it was worth the wait!

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1959 Gibson ES-175D with Double White PAFs, OHSC, Hangtags, Receipt!

This is a very rare, unmolested and unharvested time capsule/survivor guitar: a super clean 1959 ES-175D, Near Mint Condition, one-owner, OHSC, hangtags, cord, receipt, AND Double White PAFs! Ser # A298xx with FON S6487xx. All original except for the older trapeze tailpiece; has 3 extra small holes underneath the holes for the trap TP; probably had a zigzag on there before. Original shrunken tuner tips have been replaced with Uncle Lou Premium Tuner Tips. This guitar has been completely inspected, authenticated, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: http://www.topshelfmusic.com

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