This Gibson ES 335-12 serial number 907093 is in very good plus condition. The 12th fret inlay is missing, the original Klusons have been replaced with pearloid button mini Schallers, the trapeze tailpiece has been replaced with a stop tailpiece. Although the black light test doesn’t show it, it appears that there has been an “overspray” to address a 1” wear mark on the back of the neck behind the 6th fret.
Featuring a laminate maple body with center tone block and hollow wings, 5 piece mahogany neck (the normal 3 piece with two 3/32" "stiffeners.) rosewood fingerboard, orange label, 1 9/16” nut width and weighing in at 8.4 lbs.
Gibson's first single-neck electric 12-srting, the ES-335-12 was introduced in mid-1965 in response the twelve-string craze which followed George Harrison's use of a Rickenbacker 360/12 in the prior year's A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. The model was fairly successful over the next few years and was phased out of production in 1970. The ES 335-12 was used by Robbie Krieger on the Doors "Love Her Madly" and Richie Furay of the Buffalo Springfield, the ES-335-12 remains one of the 1960's better playing electric 12's.
This is an interesting piece of American guitar evolution, playable and collectable; these guitars don’t appear on the market very often. If you have been thinking about a 12 string electric, here we go!
Original hard shell case included.
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