1958 Gibson ES-335TD in Sunburst Early Production Prototype
An early production 1958 Gibson ES-335TD in its original Sunburst finish. This 335 was specially made for Mel Bay Music in Kirkwood, MO. This was actually Mel Bay's personal guitar and was purchased from his collection. We have a copy of Gibson's ledger (pictured) showing this guitar being made and shipped to them.
Early features of this 335 include an unbound mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. It is one of the biggest 335 necks we've ever come across. The most unique features of this 335 are the side jack hole and body depth. 335's came standard with the jack on the top and this is the only one we've ever seen with it on the side. The whole body is also 1/8 of an inch thinner in depth than a typical production model ES-335. These were both custom specs ordered by Mel Bay.
It has two strong PAF pickups and all electronics function as intended.
Comes with its original Stone case and hang tags.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 516-221-0563. We'd be happy to give you an in-hand description of the guitar. All of our guitars are properly set up by John Bertsche, our brilliant guitar tech, and will be professionally packed with care.
Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify WSG within 24 hours. We will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when it shipped out. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and bank fees that may be incurred throughout the return process. All returns must be packaged in the same materials that the guitar was sent out to ensure the safety of the instrument. All claims regarding loss or damage are the responsibility of the purchaser.