First Time Offered! This is a beautiful 1957 Gibson ES350T in sunburst finish, fully restored. It is in fantastic condition and plays like a dream featuring a Florentine cutaway, 17-inch wide lower bout, 2 1/4 inch deep, nut width of 1 5/8, scale length of 23 1/2 with a very fast - thin profile and it’s fitted with two Classic ’57 Gibson Humbuckers; this weighing just 6.50 lbs. You can own this piece of history, one (1) of only 150 produced and sold by Gibson in ’57.
Original case included and either the Bigsby you see currently installed (an upgrade option in ’57) or the traditional ES350T tailpiece engraved by Maude Moore (you will want to Google her name for the significance) for an additional $565 -see photos.
Flamed maple body with triple binding on the top and bottom edges, three-piece flamed maple/mahogany/maple neck, and bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 20 frets with inlaid pearl split-parallelogram position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Back of headstock finished in black with a 'widow-peak'. Gibson Deluxe tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons. A multi-bound tortoiseshell pickguard, Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge with saddles on rosewood base and gold-plated Bigsby tailpiece.
All hardware gold plated. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the original Gibson oval orange label with Style "ES-350T written in black ink and the serial number "A 25493" stamped in black. Inside the treble 'f' hole, stamped in black, is the FON ("U2237 11)".
The guitar has been expertly restored by a luthier with over 30 years of experience to its true historic design and quality, the forerunner of the famous Byrdland; a true jazz, blues, rock favorite – ask Ted Nugent! It has been fitted, buffed and set up. With all that said, this prime example is in exceptionally fine (8.00) condition for the age. Housed in its original “California Girl” hardshell case with pink plush lining (a 1.50 maybe which will explain why the guitar was completely “restored”). It's an exceptional guitar and a must have for a 50’s Gibson enthusiasts!