1961 Gibson ES-355 TDCSV

Stereo Varitone Model


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EXC 1961 Gibson ES-355 TDCSV in Watermelon Red.

6 Position Varitone Rotary Switch with Gold Ring, 2 Volume and 2 Tone Reflector Knobs, 3 Way Selector Switch, "Long" Tortoiseshell Pickguard with 5 Layer Binding.

Single Piece Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 22 frets, Square Mother of Pearl ("MOP") Blocks, Split Diamond MOP Headstock Inlay, Grover Tuners, Truss Rod Cover with "STEREO" written vertically.

Black Case with Red Lining.

This vintage Gibson ES-355 guitar is in Perth, Western Australia.

From the 1961 Gibson Catalogue:

"This magnificent 1961 Gibson ES-355 TDSV reflects all the beauty and skill of the guitar maker's art. With tones ranging from a clear treble to a throaty bass, with thrilling vibrato and instant response, it offers the jazz guitarist everything."

"Curly Maple Top and Back with Watermelon Red Finish, Gold Hardware, Sideways Vibrola, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge, "Patent Applied For" pickups with separate Volume and Tone controls."

Model:ES-355 TDCSV
Body:Curly Maple Top in Watermelon Cherry
Neck:Single Piece Mahogany - 24 3/4 inch scale length. 1 11/16" wide at the nut
Modifications & Repairs:None
Weight:8lbs 12oz
Markers:Mother of Pearl Block Inlays

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