GIBSON | ES-355TD-SV | SHIPPING DATA

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

1962 Gibson ES-355 Cherry Finish Original Vintage Electric Guitar w / OHSC

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, 91506, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

£12609

1962 Gibson ES-355 In Very Good Overall Condition With Normal Wear (Please See All Photos) Original Cherry Finish Is In Very Good Condition And Shows Some Finish Checking, Marks, And Dings (Please See All Photos) No Breaks, Cracks, Repairs, Or Issues Whatsoever Two Original PAF Pickups, One Sticker, One Without Ebony Fingerboard Block Inlays Original Frets Are In Very Good Condition Original Hardware Shows Some Tarnish Aside From Having A Different Tailpiece At One Point Causing A Few Extra ... more

1961 Gibson ES-355, Super rare Sunburst finish (GIE0204)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$35995

1961 Gibson ES-355, Super rare Sunburst finish, Original Stereo wiring with no Varitone! Gold hardware, Ebony fingerboard with Pearl block inlays, Sideways Vibrola, Amazing instrument, EC, Original Brown hard case, $35, 995... more

1968 Gibson ES-355 Factory Mono w No Varitone Chrome HW Cherry

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA, 92677, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7350

1968 Gibson ES-355 Rare Mono Cherry w No Varitone Super Rare Factory Mono Electronics (no Stereo or Varitone) with factory Chrome Hardware and tailpiece! An all original Custom Order Chuck Berry axe with a super cool vintage vibe in very good vintage condition! The cherry finish has a nice patina w serial number matching on the Orange Label inside the F Hole. Original Pat # pickups with Factory Chrome Hardware In very good vintage condition for its age, but does show signs of wear, various ... more

1964 Gibson ES-355TDC Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry w / Bigsby B7, Pat # Pickups

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6999

Up for sale, a 1964 Gibson ES-355TDC in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Wired for mono operation with the original Varitone still wired into the circuit, the range of sounds that one can coax from this ES-355 is truly astounding. Essentially an upscale version of the 335, the 355 features all the hallmarks of a top-tier Gibson "Custom" model, with an ebony fretboard, pearloid block inlays, multi-ply binding on the top, headstock, and transparent celluloid pickguard, and the ... more

Gibson ES-355 1967 "Sparkling Burgundy" MOJO w / ) NEW VIDEO !!(

RESEDA, CALIFORNIA, 91335, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8200

Gibson ES-355 1967 "Sparkling Burgundy" w / MOJO semi-hollow body electric guitar. Condition is Used. "B B. King" and "Freddie King" both played one in their day. This guitar was bought from "Jubilee Music" in Biloxi, Miss. before Hurricane Katrina. It has the checking and finish gloss only vintage guitars that were PLAYED look like. (Look at pictures closely). "Patent Pending" Grover Tuners, original ABR Bridge and Saddles, Patent Number Humbuckers. If this guitar could talk I'm sure the ... more

Vintage 1966 Gibson 355 Player With Hard Case

BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA, 29902, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3899

Vintage 60s Gibson ES 355. The Serial # is hard to read but looks like 846395 which I think is 1966 I’ve had the guitar many years and just don’t play out as much as I used too. It was my primary gigging guitar. Sounds amazing. I played it for years through a mix of Bogner Shivas and fender blackface Princetons. Great Clapton / Cream tones Old headstock repair done long before I got it. Very solid and never had any problems. There a stinger painted over repair so I don’t think that was ... more

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