This is a one owner Custom Ordered (maybe the only 1)
Gibson '61 Factory White ES-355 Mono/Bigsby.It is on page 238 of the "Gibson Electrics THE CLASSIC YEARS".
In essence...it is all original.100% original finish.
Here is it's story & specs.
It was ordered by the owners father in Atlantic City NJ in 1960.
In the '60's after not playing it much (not much ability) he thought he might be left handed. So, he had the 2 volume pots moved in a few inches. If we did not mention this most people would probably never even see them.
Years ago,we had the 2 holes professionally filled and paint matched exactly.
1 hole is under the original pick guard and can almost not be seen with the naked eye.
The other is just slightly visible.
They had to move the treble side bridge post 1/8" for the correct lefty angle.The post is back to it's original place now.Not visible.
There was a lefty guard put on and the 2 tiny holes filled.
They added the same tortoise shell dots on the other side of the binding.
The original P.A.F covers where put back on.
Pots dated 27th week of 1960.
Lead P.A.F (still has full sticker) is double whites.
Rhythm P.A.F (sticker gone) all black.
8.4 lbs & very nice Original brown hard shell case.
And we hope you care......the wide thin neck feels amazing & it sounds amazing also.
We have photos of every inch of this ES inside & out if you ask us for them.
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