Gibson ES-5-Switchmaster 1956
with original Lifton Hard Case
sn A22033
F.O.N. W3130 (1955)
One of 59 sunburst models made in 1956
Guitar is in very good condition, showing finish checking and very light playing wear. The Lifton case is in very good, solid condition, showing signs of cloth tape applied at some point in it's past and an old internal stain. Latches work perfectly.
A Bigsby was fitted at some point, screwed into the plywood top with one screw. Original tailpiece not with guitar.
The original pickguard comes with the guitar and does fit, but has curved due to aging. A replica is fitted to the guitar.
Original tuners work perfectly, as do the electronics, as does the switch, of the Switchmaster name.
This guitar sounds fantastic and is one of the best feeling and playing guitars ever made. A timeless historical piece.
$7300 plus shipping . PM for photos