1971 Gibson ES-335TD Walnut
Excellent condition featuring double cutaway laminated maple semi-hollow body, single bound top and back body edges, two F holes, two original Gibson humbucking pickups with black plastic pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black plastic witch hat knobs, three way pickup selector switch with white plastic switch tip, output jack mounted to the front treble side of the body, trapeze tailpiece, wired ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge with six individual adjustable steel saddles and two height adjusting thumb wheels, multi-ply black and white plastic elevated pickguard with metal mounting bracket, set three piece mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with small pearloid block inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, small open book Gibson peghead shape with black peghead face, pearl Gibson logo and decorative crown inlay, multi-ply black and white plastic bell shaped truss rod cover, three per side Gibson Deluxe tuning machines with keystone green tuner buttons, serial number and Made In USA impressed into the back of the peghead, volute, two metal strap buttons, chrome plated metal hardware, walnut stain finish and black unoriginal hard shell case. This guitar weighs 8lb 3oz.
This 1971 Gibson ES-335 is in excellent cosmetic condition showing barely any signs of play wear throughout. The finish is extremely dark and looks almost black in certain light sources. This 335 is all original throughout aside from its hard shell case which is an older case that fits it like a glove. This guitar is stamped “2” on the back of the peghead below the serial number but shows no signs on imperfections or flaws that I can find. The neck profile on this guitar is that of a medium chunky rounded “D” shape with a 1 9/16” nut width. The neck is very comfortable and easy to play. The original frets are in excellent condition and show very little signs of use. This 335 plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard. The truss rod works as it should. The original PAT# sticker T-Top humbucking pickups sound absolutely dynamite in this guitar. The wiring harness is also all original, works perfectly and appears to be untouched. This is the cleanest example of a 335 from this era that we’ve encountered in some time. If you are looking for a fantastic vintage Gibson semi-hollow, then this one should be on your radar. A gem of a guitar shipped safely and promptly from our little shop in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.