Gibson Peghead

The Golden Era of the Gibson Thinlines

This is an exceptionally rare guitar, courtesy of Nino Fazio of www.realvintage.it in Sicily, Italy. Ciao, Nino.

It is one of only four documented vintage ES-355s from the 1958-60 period with original stop-bar tailpiece instead of Bigsby, listed by serial number in Duchossoir's Gibson Electrics - The Classic Years. The FON is S1144 10, meaning that construction was begun in 1959. Long pickguard in bound tortoise plastic, two PAF pickups, Grover Rotomatic tuners, gold hardware, multi-ply binding, ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl blocks, stereo-Varitone circuitry. Cherry red finish in great conditions, with original brown case, pickup and tune-o-matic instruction sheets, original stereo cable, etc. Mahogany neck with a rounded '59 profile, not flat like a late '60 neck (the guitar has a '59 factory order number).

Spectacular guitar, Nino. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.



1960 Gibson ES-355TDSV #A32831

59 Face Full Back peghead tuners Pickups Serial Log
1959 Sunburst 335