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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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