1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy

1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy

1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy
Up for sale is this amazing 1967 Gibson ES-335 in original sparkling burgundy finish that has faded to a lovely shade of gold. In the 1960s most guitars were finished using nitrocellulose lacquer. Red finishes werevery popular, but the dyes also tended to fade when exposed to UV light. Thats why many three-toned Fender sunbursts have faded to a two-tone on the top. Once in a while youll see a strongly faded candy apple red that looks silver or gold. The same was true with Gibson guitars. With sparkling burgundy, as the reds faded the gold undercoat would begin to show. Once in a while you have an extreme example like this one, which almost looks like an extremely rare custom color gold finish. All in all, an amazing example of a naturally aged custom color (although I realize people debate whether sparkling burgundy is technically a custom color). This example sports original electronics. The original pots look intact with their original Sprague capacitors. The original patent number sticker pickups sound awesome and have untouched solder on the covers. The original patent number ABR-1 bridge nice and straight with no collapsing. The original frets show some modest wear but nothing terrible. Being a 1967, its still sports the wide bevel pick guard (which was phased out in the later 60s) but has chrome parts and double line tuners. And since its post 1965 it has the 1 and 9/16 inch nut width with a medium, meaty profile. Cosmetically the guitar is in very good vintage condition. It has some weather checking, modest dings along the edges and a few places. The finish shows heavier wear on the back of the neck along the first seven frets or so. This reveals a kaleidoscoping rainbow of different colors. This one comes equipped with a Bigsby. Its a variety that requires no drilling to the top of the guitar. Although it is very old and has been on the guitar from an early time, it is not original to the guitar. These typically came with trapeze tailpieces from the factory. The guitar plays great and sounds good and I have it set up to my liking with no action. But you may wish to set it up to your liking set ups, action height, etc. Are largely a matter of personal preference. Theres plenty of room to adjust it either way. The pots are a little dirty and could be cleaned if youd like. Like most vintage guitars, this one has been regularly maintained as needed. In addition to the early added Bigsby, it looks like the input jack may have been replaced. Theres an old jack in the case so Im assuming it was probably replaced. The rest of the wiring harness looks intact including the spray capacitors. A couple screws dont appear to be original. The strap buttons have been upgraded as Bigsbys are notorious for making proper strap use difficult. While the truss rod itself is original and working properly, a new nut has been installed on it. The vintage dealer sign/stand is not included in the sale and is not for sale. The item “1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy” is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars”. The seller is “swinbad” and is located in Marysville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson ES
  • Type: Electric Guitar

1967 Gibson ES-335 Gold, Faded Sparkling Burgundy

Written by admin