Vintage Gibson ES-350 circa 1953. Serial number (on clean interior white oval label) is A155xx. Factory order number is stamped on back, visible through treble f-hole, but is hard to read. Great player's guitar, with some replaced hardware (more below).
Rare model, only made from'52-56, then replaced by ES-350T. Previous owner had guitar since early 1970s, and was unaware of the following modifications. Original trapeze tailpiece replaced with Bigsby. Original R0sewood bridge replaced with mid-60s Gibson ABR-1 w/ nylon saddles.
Original Kluson tuners replaced with late 60s "Gibson Deluxe" Klusons. One capacitor has been replaced, as have all the knobs.
Pots, selector switch, and pickups appear to be original factory parts. Great straight neck, with Brazilian R0sewood fingerboard. 20 frets, split parallelogram inlays.Good frets, great action, and killer tone. Neck is three piece maple/rosew00d/maple laminate. Lamimate maple body, with laminate maple (not spruce) top. No cracks, except for around 1/4 jack.
Normal finish checking, smattering of buckle rash, and some worn finish in "cowboy chords" area of back of neck. Treble side fingerboard binding has been replaced. The elephant in the room: the bass side top brace is completely gone... You can see where it was glued. This has resulted in slight depression of top, but appears stable.
How it came unglued, and how it fell out through the soundhole, are mysteries. This can be replaced by a luthier, but would be a considerable expense. It is our opinion that, since the treble brace is solid AND since it has no doubt been this way for decades, it should not present future problems. We have posted the maximum number of allowed pictures, but have dozens more available upon request.
Comes with 1960s era Gibson hard case with yellow interior, and complimentary re-string and set-up to customer specification. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR CITY AND POSTAL CODE FOR AN ACCURATE UPS QUOTE. All invoices must reflect full sale value.Federal law mandates that we must not provide a reduced value invoice, so please dont ask! Anything we sell can be sent to you for a short approval period without obligation.
Price includes a free setup by our Gibson and Fender authorized luthier, with your choice of strings (guitars only, does not include basses) and choice of setup specs. The item "VINTAGE GIBSON ES-350 ca.
1953 with BIGSBY VINTAGE SUNBURST 60s HARD CASE 2 P-90S" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "wichitaband" and is located in Wichita, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.