1963 Gibson ES-335 semi hollow body electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 1xxxx0; Finish: cherry, buckle rash to back, various other blemishes and scratches, lacquer checking to front, rubbing to edge arm position, refinished neck, refinished head; Fretboard: original board replaced with an ebony fingerboard; Frets: good; Electrics: Patent number pickups (period correct but not original to the guitar), bridge pickup intermittent (appears to be an earth issue); Hardware: replaced stop bar and posts, replaced bridge and bridge posts (old post holes filled and reset, untidy), replaced tuners, replaced truss rod cover, bridge pickup surround replaced; Case: contemporary Gibson hard case; Overall condition: fair

Estimate £2500 – 5000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £3400 September 11th 2019