Gibson ES-335 12 String Cherry 1968

12-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-335 12 String Cherry 1968

Vintage
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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: The guitar has been fully oversprayed with clear lacquer. The sides of the headstock were also stripped and left unfinished.
Body Material: Maple
Body Details: Semi-hollow body with laminated maple back, sides, and top. The body has been oversprayed.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .85" (!st fret), .99" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard, block inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. There is a small repaired separation of the headstock wing beneath the low E tuner, and the neck has been oversprayed. The finish on the sides of the headstock has been stripped. The tuners have also been replaced.
Electronics: Original Gibson pickups; only the neck pickup has its patent number sticker. Original wiring harness with 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes are obscured.
Pickup Measurements: 7.6k (neck), 7.5k (bridge)
Hardware: The bridge is a non-original "Nashville" style bridge, mounted to the original ABR-1 bridge posts. The tuners, truss rod cover, and switch tip have also been replaced.
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The guitar has been fully oversprayed -The tuners, bridge, truss rod cover, and switch tip have been replaced -Repaired headstock wing separation -The sides of the headstock have been stripped
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage Gibson ES-335-12 has aged nicely, with checking and various scratches and dings on the glossy overspray. The body has some finish chips and buckle rash on the back, and the neck has scattered dents. There are a few runs/drips in the clear overspray, and there is a repaired separation of the headstock wing just underneath the low E tuner. The finish on the side of the headstock has been stripped.
Serial Number: 050591
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and mild neck relief, and the wide frets are medium height with light play wear. The serial number and construction appointments date the guitar to 1968.
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