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    Les Paul Forum Member Dire Wolf's Avatar
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    LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    I sold this guitar 10 years ago, only to realize later it sounded and played better than any modern ES-335 I've owned, which included regular run, Custom Shop, and Historic 335s. I had a chance to get it back, so I could not pass it up!

    According to Gibson(copy of e-mail from Gibson included with guitar), this guitar is a 1998 Custom ordered Historic Reissue 1959 ES-335 model with serial # A98xxx, before Gibson issued COAs(which started in 2001). I originally bought it from a jazz guitarist in San Francisco back in 1999.

    What made it a Custom order was that it was ordered left-handed and was specified to have a light vintage sunburst instead of the true vintage sunburst. This allows you to see the figured top all around the perimeter of the guitar, which is something I have not seen in other 335s.




















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    Re: LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    Nice lefty!

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    Les Paul Forum Member J.D.'s Avatar
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    Re: LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    Historics didn't have Nashville TOM bridges and Grovers.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dire Wolf's Avatar
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    Re: LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    Yea, I know, I've had Historics with COAs from the 2000s. But that's exactly what Gibson wrote to me in their description of the guitar, so that's coming straight from the source.

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    Re: LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    Looks to be in killer shape , condition -wise,
    like the finish and curl.

    Last edited by Unbound Dot Neck; 06-08-12 at 04:00 AM.

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    Formerly Lefty Elmo Steve Craw's Avatar
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    Re: LEFTY 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD Returns Home!

    Beautiful!

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