SOLD - Gibson ES-335 TD Walnut Gibson embossed pickups 1972

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Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

No sales tax for customers outside California.

This 1972 ES-335 is in remarkably clean, all-original condition.  It plays perfectly with full, original frets and perfect action.  

The early 70s 335 has a mahogany neck, versus the maple neck introduced in 1975.  It makes a big difference in the tone of the guitar, and keeps it closer to to the sound of the coveted 60s models.

1972 Gibsons were outfitted with the Gibson embossed pickups you see here - "patent sticker" pickups that also lend to the great sound of the 335s from this period.  This is the only year Gibson adorned their guitars with these pickup covers.

The case is not original to the guitar.  It is likely a year or two newer and shows more wear than you might expect to see with a guitar this clean.  

We checked everything on the guitar - right down to the fully functioning truss rod.  

We see a lot of people search for good guitars from their birth year.  For you born in '72, this would be a great buy-and-hold piece!

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Walnut
  • Weight: 8lbs
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Maple 
  • Neck: Mahogany 
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl blocks
  • Frets: Original with a fresh polish
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Original
  • Nut width: 1 9/16"
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.79"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.965"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Total length: 41 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Waist: 9 1/8"
  • Upper bout: 11 1/4"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 11/16"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Gibson
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.85k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.45K
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: 1970's era appropriate case
  • Notes: Fresh fret polish.

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