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Gibson ES-355TD-SV shipping data

Published shipping statistics for the period 1959-1979

Gibson shipping statistics for the ES-355TD-SV are available from the year of the models inception (1959) and up until 1979. Translucent Cherry was the standard finish initially, with Walnut, Antique Sunburst, and Wine Red becoming available later. Shipping figures also show small numbers of White, Ebony and Natural instruments shipped in the 1970s. There were most likely more shipped in the 1960s, however pre-1969 shipping figures do not always specify color. There is no mention in any Gibson literature of the availability of these finishes, however custom order guitars in these (and potentially other) colors are possible, if not likely.

1959-1970 ES-355TD-SV shipping stats

Pre-1970 data does not split by finish - all guitars are lumped together. It is impossible to say how many late 1960s 355s were Cherry and how many were Walnut, for example.

  1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 TOTAL
ES-355TDSV 123 189 174 148 97 198 127 137 198 174 147 96 1808

1971-1979 ES-355TD-SV shipping stats

1970s guitar data is sorted by finish

  1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 TOTAL
ES-355TDSV             3     3
ES-355TDSV - Cherry   113 172 89       3   377
ES-355TDSV - Ebony         3 3 3     9
ES-355TDSV - Natural         3 3 1 3   10
ES-355TDSV - Tobacco Sunburst           8 12 6   26
ES-355TDSV - Walnut 37 119 161 102   124 139 112 66 860
ES-355TDSV - White 9       79       1 89
ES-355TDSV - Wine Red         69 166 116 122 70 543
TOTAL 46 232 333 191 154 304 274 246 137 1917

As can be seen above, the total ES-355TD-SV production in the period 1959-1979 was 3725 instruments - with the peak year being 1973 (333 guitars), followed by 1976 (304 guitars). It is hard to be certain about finish numbers, but it would seem that Cherry is the most abundant finish, followed closely by Walnut and finally Wine Red. All other finishes can be considered uncommon.

Shipping data taken from Larry Meiners excellent book Gibson Shipment Totals.

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Gibson ES-355TD-SV for sale

1977 Gibson ES-355TD Stereo Walnut w / OHSC!

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98126, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

£3123

1977 Gibson ES-355TD Stereo The one, the only, the Elite Stratocaster. Built in the early 80s these guitars had some appointments similar to a normal Strat as well as some appointments that catered to the rockers from the era. This 83 Elite is overall in great shape and sounds fabulous. Great playability up and down the neck. Cool Strat! Comes with the original hardshell case. - See more at: http: / / www vintageandrare com / product / Fender-Elite-Stratocaster-1983-Elite-Sunburst-25645#sthash ... more

1961 Gibson ES-355

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 90066, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$14950

A 1961 original Gibson ES-355 with its original case Original FinishNo breaks or repairsOriginal case in good condition Pro refret Factory bigbsySome original case candy (Including stereo cable)Pickups replaced with 2 original 1957 PAFs with stickers Original wiring... more

Gibson ES-355 TDW / SV 1967

NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK, 12561, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4900

Offered for sale; Used 1967 Gibson ES-355 TDW / SV [Electric Spanish 355 Thin Double pickup Walnut / Stereo Varitone] serial number 890839. This guitar is in very good condition. The neck is straight, the truss rod is functional. The frets are non-original jumbo. This guitar was born with a Bigsby vibrato but was converted to a stop tail piece. The witch hat knobs were replaced with speed knobs. Although it was built in stereo, it has been converted to mono. The tuners are non-original Grovers. ... more

Gibson Lucille ES-355 1989 Cherry Exceptionally Clean

HAWTHORNE, NEW JERSEY, 07506, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

£2715

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Gibson ES-355TDC 1964 Cherry Red Vintage Guitar Very Good Condition

WILLITS, CALIFORNIA, 95490, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Gibson ES-355TDC 1964 Cherry Red Vintage semi-hollow body Guitar Very Good Condition. Condition is Used Plays like a dream Rare Stereo Model with Varitone Switch Has a Gold Maestro Vibrola Tremolo Comes with hardshell case All original except tuners (still have the old ones) and a new Mastadon nut has been installed by Mike Detemple of Detemple Guitars in Sherman Oaks, California Guitar was formerly owned by Guitar God and only American member of Bachman Turner Overdrive(In picture signing ... more

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