Vintage 1979 Gibson ES-355TD Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Finish


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What makes this guitar special: Not your typical ES-355, this one has a rosewood fingerboard with split block inlays & a master volume in lieu of a Veritone switch.  Perhaps a custom order?  Regardless, it's an incredibly smooth player with dynamic tone & a gorgeous vintage vibe. The maple body shows off some absolutely stunning flame figuring - so much so it's nearly impossible to take your eyes off the guitar. Loaded with a pair Seymour Duncan "zebra" humuckers, combined with a silky smooth neck for the ultimate playing experience. Complete with a pro set up from the experts at Cream City Music, so she's ready for action straight out of the case!

Cosmetic Condition: Used, but not abused, with moderate play wear - various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches & mild finish wear. The gold hardware has tarnished somewhat, but overall the guitar has a great look with a beautiful patina.

Neck: Slender profile mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & abalone side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl split block inlays.  Appears to have been refretted & frets are in great shape with just a tiny bit of wear & plenty of life in them. Bound headstock with mother of pearl split diamond inlays & truss rod cover. Grover tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body: Semi-hollow, flame maple body with bound F-holes. 7-ply top binding & 3-ply back binding. Bigsby tremolo tailpiece with Tune-O-Matic bridge & 5-ply tortoise pickguard. Guitar weighs 9 lbs 9 oz.

Electronics: Unoriginal Seymour Duncan "zebra" humbuckers with black bezels. Bridge - 59B-M (8.30K ohms); Neck - PGBJ (8.10K ohms). Dual volume & tone controls with master volume control, all with gold speed knobs; 3-way toggle switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case: Original hardshell case included.