1968 Gibson Blonde ES-335, EXC, 100% Original with OHSC/Tags/Receipt!

1968 Gibson Left Handed ES-335TDN(Blonde Finish), same owner 51 years, unmolested original with OHSC, hang tags, and original receipt.

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 flamy 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 two-owner with hang tags and original receipt!

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1965 Gibson ES-335TD, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC, Lower Price!

This is a lefty 1965 Gibson ES-335, Sunburst(like the early 60s dark burst vs the the mid-60s ice tea burst), chrome hardware, Trapeze tailpiece, pat # pickups, reflector cap knobs, and the width at the nut is 1 & 9.25/16.

The guitar is in EXC condition with some mild checking. At some point, there was a right-handed pickguard installed, leaving 2 small holes(see pics), and the Orange Label is missing(as is not uncommon with ES guitars from the 60s). The impressed serial # on the back of the headstock is 519921.

Includes Original Hard Case with Marigold lining.

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1964 Gibson ES-335TDC, Cherry, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC, Rare Lefty!

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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