Gibson Peghead

The Golden Era of the Gibson Thinlines

I have said before.. I really like the ones with some honest play wear on them. And how cool is this? A one-owner ES-335 from 1964 courtesy of Les Paul Forum member Desertair.

He bought this guitar in 1965 off the wall at his local music shop and has had it ever since. Every bit of wear, and soul, and blood, sweat and tears you see is his. It's had a couple of refrets, new mounting rings, and new chrome hardware replacing the original nickel.

But what a beautiful guitar. And what a cool thing to see it still in its original owners' hands.

Desertair says, "I can remember clearly why I chose it. It was much easier to play than the ES 125 single pickup I traded in, I liked the looks and when played acoustically in the store it had a similar timbre to George Harrisons opening A chord on "I Need You" from the Help album. Simple as that. I handed over the ES125 and a check for 240.00."

Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us.



1964 Gibson ES-335TD #177256

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