Up for auction is my beautiful 1961 Gibson ES 335 Serial # 3613o. The guitar is in absolute superb condition, with only 2 little dings and no scratches.
The finish is still vibrant and the guitar is a lightweight at 7.8lbs. It was bought in 1961 by professional guitar player Stuart Mitnik as you can
see on the original receipt which is still in the case. He had it outfitted with an Epiphone-style Mastro Vibrola (His name is on it, if you look closer), but now it is outfitted
with an early sixties Stop-Tailpiece. The original Vibrola Unit and Custom Made plaque with the original screws are includet.
It is one of the very last A series serial numbers (17 before the last one issued: A-36147) and it also carries an early impressed number on the back of the headstock, making it likely from February of 1961.
The guitar was sold in April 61.
Andre Duchossoir has documented ES-335 #A36127 as also having two such numbers in his definative work, Gibson Electrics--The Classic Years.
At one time the guitar had Schaller tuners, but now the original tuners are back on. (Looks like one of the tips was replaced) The PAF pickups
sound terrific, everybody who plays the 335 is stunned and can't put it down. The Brazilian Rosewood fretboard has no divots and is in perfect condition,
as are the frets. Stuart Mitnick used this guitar only in the studio and not on the road. That's the reason, the 335 is still in that beautiful condition.
The neck has a nice c-shape and is not too big, just perfect. It comes with it's original Lifton case in good condition. All the latches work.
This is the perfect find for ES335 lovers. Please as all the question you have before you bid. This is a no reserve auction. Some lucky bidder
will own this guitar after the auction. Please ask all your questions, and only bid, if you can follow through...
This is the lowest starting price for a PAF equiped ES335 you will find. The guitar sounds better than any Vintage ES335 I ever played!