Staff Pick -1961 Gibson ES-355 TDC

It's an absolute pleasure to offer for sale this stunning, rare and super-clean Gibson ES-355. Gibson shipped 174 of this model in 1961 and this has to be one of the cleanest examples still out there, retaining an incredibly vibrant cherry finish. It's also one of the rarer factory sideways Vibrola models which we find perfect for subtle shimmers over sustained chords especially when dialling in some reverb. It's all original, with features including factory Grover tuners, gold hardware throughout, short guard, reflector knobs, an untouched loom (with the pots still in their original cans) and two unopened short magnet PAF pickups which sound superb. There is a wonderful airiness and clarity to the sound and with the Varitone giving a host of tonal options it is a hugely versatile instrument.

To top things off it also comes complete with its original brown Lifton hard case. A stunning collector grade example from an excellent period of Gibson production.

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We are specialists in vintage and rare guitars, from investment pieces to gigging instruments, with expert knowledge and experience to share with musicians and collectors alike. Working directly with highly skilled luthiers and technicians, our guitars come beautifully set up, fully serviced and are ready to play at their best.

We offer worldwide shipping and use the best couriers. Our instruments are fully insured and carefully packed by us before being dispatched.

We are always on the lookout for great guitars! We offer easy, no-fuss consignment sales as well as upgrades, part-exchanges and purchases. If you have something you would like us to find a home for, simply get in touch at or give us a call on (01225) 463777.

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