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GIBSON | CATALOGS | 1975 THIN ELECTRIC ACOUSTIC SERIES | PAGE 3

Gibson 'Thin Electric Acoustic Series' catalog page 3

Vari-Tone Switch And Controls; Tailpiece And Vibrola; Double Cutaway And Thin Body; Body Binding

Some details of the thinline series as a whole, and the features that made them special; specifically the Vari-tone switch, tailpiece and vibrola of the ES-355TDSV; a rather fetching example, with gold hardware and walnut finish, is used as to illustrate this page. Also highlighted are the double cutaway, thin body and binding of the series in general.

VARI-TONE SWITCH AND CONTROLS - The six-position Vari-tone switch, plus separate volume and tone controls, give the artist a wide variety of sounds to choose from.

TAILPIECE AND VIBROLA - The ES-355TD-SV's tailpiece is highlighted with a beautifully engraved, gold plated cover. And the vibrola lets you "stretch" you notes into a whole new sound dimension.

DOUBLE CUTAWAY AND THIN BODY - The double cutaways and thin bodies of Gibson's ES series guitars makes these instruments comfortable to hold and play. It's easy to get at the highest notes, even for artists who like to grip the whole neck.

BODY BINDING - Gibson highlights the bodies of many of it's guitars with intricate binding with alternating black and white layers. It's one of the many fine points that add up to a beautiful instrument.

1975 Gibson thinline guitar catalog, page 3: Les Paul features
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1979 Gibson ES-345 TD Vintage Semi-Hollow Guitar Wine Red w /  T Tops & Case

1979 Gibson ES-345 TD Vintage Semi-Hollow Guitar Wine Red w / T Tops & Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6200

Up for sale, a 1979 Gibson ES-345 TD in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. One of Gibson's premier semi-hollowbody models with an extremely dark Wine Red gloss nitro lacquer finish, the ES-345 TD is an upscale version of the 335, with gold hardware and a six-position Varitone rotary switch, still factory wired for stereo operation. This ES-345 has a feel that is instantly comfortable and intuitive, delivering a vibrant and well-rounded acoustic ... more
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Vintage! 1979 Gibson ES-335 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sunburst + OHSC

Vintage! 1979 Gibson ES-335 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sunburst + OHSC

Thousand Oaks, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4495



Vintage! 1979 Gibson ES-335 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Sunburst + OHSC

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1966 Gibson ES-335 TDC

1966 Gibson ES-335 TDC

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$11900

1966 Gibson ES-335 TDC, Cherry Red, Sweet playing! Two Patent numberhumbuckers, Kluson tuners, Earlier style knobs and pickguard, Powerfulsounding, Beautiful clean condition, Original hard case... more
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Vintage Gibson ES-335TDC Cherry 1966

Vintage Gibson ES-335TDC Cherry 1966

Brookfield, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9999


Vintage Gibson ES-335TDC Cherry 1966
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A dynamite player with an ultra cool, true vintage vibe. The neck is silky smooth & plays like a dream anywhere on the fretboard. The double humbuckers sound fantastic & deliver rich, robust tones. Fully inspected & professionally set up ready to play upon arrival
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1972 Gibson ES-335 Sunburst embossed Patent # sticker pickups Sprague capacitors

1972 Gibson ES-335 Sunburst embossed Patent # sticker pickups Sprague capacitors

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7390


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1972 Gibson ES-335 in its original Sunburst finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original and 100% complete along with its original hardshell case. It's in great shape with only a few minor nicks + dings and other minor cosmetic wear including some light impressions in the finish. The nut has been readjusted slightly toward the treble side. Everything remains structurally sound with no ... more
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1979 Gibson ES-335 - Sunburst Finish - Original Case

1979 Gibson ES-335 - Sunburst Finish - Original Case

Columbia, Maryland, 210**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4199

Here is an all original 1979 Gibson ES-335. Sunburst Finish, Dual Humbucking Pickups, Factory Coil Split Switch on the Treble Horn for a Variety of additional Tones, Witch Hat Knobs, and Trapeze Tailpiece. Very Good ++ Vintage Condition displaying some small dings and light play wear. Marked a Factory Second with no visible defect. No cracks or repairs. An excellent playing 335. Included is the Original Black Tolex Hardshell Case
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Vintage Gibson ES-335 1964 With Original Hardshell Case

Vintage Gibson ES-335 1964 With Original Hardshell Case

Austin, Texas, 787**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7200

This vintage Gibson ES-335 1964 is a true gem for any guitar enthusiast. With its patina cherry finish, upgraded Grover tuners and playability, it's a stunning addition to any collection. The guitar has been well played and has mucho mojo and comes with its original hardshell case

The switch has been replaced but original switch does comes with the guitar
Upgraded Grover tuners. The original tuner screw holes have not been filled
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1983 Gibson ES-335 Sunburst

1983 Gibson ES-335 Sunburst

Antioch, Tennessee, 370**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200


Excellent condition 1983 Gibson ES-335. Tim Shaw pickups. This guitar would be labeled mint, but there was a headstock break 8 years ago that is pretty hard to photograph. It was repaired very well, with one noticeable blemish from the repair. Aside from that, this guitar is all original, and was babied for years. Never gigged, only played in church and put back in its case. These pickups sound excellent, with the neck pickup being a very warm, clear option, and the bridge pickup cutting... more
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1971 Gibson ES345TD

1971 Gibson ES345TD

Vauxhall, New Jersey, 070**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4999

For grabs is this 1971-72 Gibson ES345TD i good working cond No breaks of cracks Some buckle rash on back; look at foto Original pickups and electronics Original hardware except 1 tuner that was damaged and replace with a nickel but i just found one online same year tuner It will arrive today or tomorrow Guitar has been Re- fretted with jumbos; great feel;converted to stop tailpiece(more sustain) but done by a pro. Non original case Guitar sound amazing 8 Lbs Sale is final No refunds or returns.... more
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1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

Hot Springs, Montana, 598**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$11000

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by 9 Music Legends w / JSA Auth. #XX28045. INCLUDING LORETTA LYNN!
The JSA Authentication was done on all 9 signatures.
Signed by B B. King in 1996; Buddy Guy in 1993; Loretta Lynn in 2012; Bela Fleck; Victor Wooten; Roy Wooten; Howard Levy and Jeff Coffin.
After I purchased this guitar I contacted Victor Wooten and he remembered signing it in 1993 when he and the Flectones all signed it.
In 2010 I brought the guitar to the Bing Crosby Theatre in... more
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Gibson ES345 Stereo 1970s walnut owner right and left handed $4500 00

Gibson ES345 Stereo 1970s walnut owner right and left handed $4500 00

Denver, Colorado, 802**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4500

Gibson ES345 Stereo 1970s walnut owner right and left handed $4500 00. Condition is Used. Local pickup only.... more
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1960 Gibson ES-355 TD Cherry Mono w /  Factory Bigsby, Period-Correct HSC

1960 Gibson ES-355 TD Cherry Mono w / Factory Bigsby, Period-Correct HSC

Woodbury, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$32999

1960 Gibson ES-355 TD Cherry Mono w / Factory Bigsby, Period-Correct HSC
Vintage Gibson Collectors! We have a truly rare and unique guitar to share with you today! For sale is this 1960 Gibson ES-355 TD model. The 355 is right up there with the Les Paul and Stratocaster, in terms of its impact on modern music. Chuck Berry, B B. King, Keith Richards??The names go on and on. Nearly every popular rock musician, can trace some influence to a player that used a 355, in some form
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Vintage 1977 Gibson ES-355 TD Varitone Stereo Walnut Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

Vintage 1977 Gibson ES-355 TD Varitone Stereo Walnut Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Plainview, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9500

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Gibson ES-335S Professional Deluxe

Gibson ES-335S Professional Deluxe

Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 744**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

This item is a Gibson ES-335S Professional Deluxe . The item is used but in working condition. It has some visible use wear on the neck and body of the guitar, there is a small chip towards the head as well. the fret board is missing one screw .(please view photos in depth for refrence) If you need to see other photos please ask and we will send them through ebay message. The Item has been function checked and does work as intended. The item does come with orginal case which does have wear ... more
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Gibson ES-335TD 1964 - Sunburst

Gibson ES-335TD 1964 - Sunburst

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$27950

1964 Gibson ES-335TD
This is an extremely clean and well-preserved 1964 ES-335TD in sunburst with a Maestro Vibrola tailpiece. This guitar has clearly been well-kept and well-loved in what is now its 60th year. The guitar is completely original with no changes and no breaks, serial number 176017
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1967 Gibson ES-335TD-12 Guitar Sunburst

1967 Gibson ES-335TD-12 Guitar Sunburst

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6999

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Gibson ES-335TD 1963 - Cherry

Gibson ES-335TD 1963 - Cherry

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$27950

Here we have a very cool block neck 335 from 1963! This cherry finish guitar is serial number 147426 and features a bigsby tremolo and dual patent number pickups. It is all original with no breaks and no issues, and weighs in at 8 lbs 15 oz
The guitar is in great shape overall. The early patent number pickups are similar to late PAFs and sound sweetly harmonic. The bigsby, ABR-1, and pickup covers all show light wear, but are in-tact original pieces. The Kluson double ring tuners are also ... more
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1974 GIbson ES-355 TDW Vintage Semi-Hollow Guitar w /  T Tops, Varitone, Case

1974 GIbson ES-355 TDW Vintage Semi-Hollow Guitar w / T Tops, Varitone, Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7800

Up for sale, a 1974 Gibson ES-355 TDW in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. The top tier of Gibson's trio of thinline semi-hollow ES models, the ES-355 features a host of premium features including multi-ply binding throughout, an ebony fingerboard, gold-plated hardware including a long frame Maestro vibrola, stereo functionality, and a six-position Varitone
Featuring a gloss Walnut finish over the semi-hollow maple ... more
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1967 Gibson ES-335 TDC Cherry Red | Dual Patent Number Sticker Humbuckers, Vinta

1967 Gibson ES-335 TDC Cherry Red | Dual Patent Number Sticker Humbuckers, Vinta

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7750


1967 Gibson ES-335TDC Cherry!
Here is a 1967 Gibson ES-335 TDC in Cherry Red. This vintage semi-hollow body electric guitar has two killer-sounding Patent Number sticker humbuckers, delivering the legendary tone that has made the ES-335 a staple in music history. This guitar has a great vibe and really plays great. No breaks or repairs. It's all original except for the tuners which are vintage Grovers. Great guitar with a lot of vibe and playability!
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1966 Gibson ES-335TDC an amazing guitar its all original & killer clean !

1966 Gibson ES-335TDC an amazing guitar its all original & killer clean !

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9995

The is a very rare & clean 1967 Gibson ES-335TDC a true stunner we??ve just acquired. It??s got a very cool & grainy see-thru cherry finish only made during its mid-late 60??s production run. Its 1 piece mahogany neck has a nice full feeling to it & has what appears as a late Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, as Gibson started steering away from Brazilian in the mid 60??s. These guitars had laminate maple bodies, but are very resonant and vibrant sounding. It??s 2 Pat. Sticker ... more
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1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.