Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used 1967 Gibson ES-355 TDW/SV [Electric Spanish 355 Thin Double pickup Walnut/Stereo Varitone] serial number 890839.

This guitar is in very good condition. The neck is straight, the truss rod is functional.

The frets are non-original jumbo. This guitar was born with a Bigsby vibrato but was converted to a stop tail piece. The witch hat knobs were replaced with speed knobs. Although it was built in stereo, it has been converted to mono. The tuners are non-original Grovers.

Cosmetically there are marks and nicks, and a finish wear through spot on the back, patina is abundant. This guitar has made music for decades and will for decades to come.

We’re not trying to convince anyone that they will like the very narrow 1.5” nut width that was popular in the late ‘60s. But we can tell you that we played this guitar for 3 hours expecting to be uncomfortable at best. It played great. We were aware of how thin it was in but we were able to do everything we wanted on it.

This ES has a story to tell and she will without words.

Non original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: 1967

Serial number: 890839

Body: Laminated maple

Finish: Walnut

Neck: 1-piece mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Scale Length: 24.75”

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: Gone

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic

Tuners: Non original Grovers

Pickups: 1979 Gibson Patent number pickups

Controls: Vol, Tone, Vol, Tone, 6-way Varitone switch

Width at Nut: 1.5”

Radius: ≅9.5”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: .788”

Weight: 8.6 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every
mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Very Good
Original Soft
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
3:13 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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