Gibson ES-335TDC 1965 Cherry Wide 1 11/16" nut

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This 1965 Gibson ES-335 is a stunner with strong cherry color and very little wear.  It is a transitional model that has the wider 1 11/16" nut that players look for while bearing mostly chrome hardware with the exception of the nickel ABR-1 bridge.  Later 1965 examples have a 1 9/16" nut and all chrome hardware.

This is a fantastic piece.  It is pretty light for a 335 at just over 8 pounds, 1 ounce.  It plays superbly and sounds so, so good.  

The only change is a possible refret.  I first thought that perhaps someone just dressed the fret ends, taking out some of the binding nibs as there are signs of the application of a file on the edges of the fretboard here and there.  Closer inspection did reveal some fretboard pullout around a couple of the higher frets.  

That said, everything else is original and in perfect working order.  The truss rod was checked as well - there is room for future neck relief adjustment.

Our guy, Tim, was able to set the guitar up with killer, low action with the 10-46 strings we applied.  

A highly collectable and useable axe that comes with an original hardshell case that shows more wear than the guitar.

  • Color: Cherry
  • Weight: 8lbs 1.2ozs
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: See Pictures
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Blocks
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Radius: 10"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.810"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.965"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 41 1/4"
  • Lower bout: 16 1/16"
  • Waist: 9 5/16"
  • Upper bout: 11 3/16"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Gibson
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.73k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 8.62k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: Original
  • Notes:

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