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1961 Gibson ES-355 TDSV Bigsby


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Feb 24, 2021
I'm thrilled to offer a crazy clean and fine playing 1961 Gibson ES-355 TDSV with Bigsby tailpiece! It's an early 1961 example with four digit serial number and an "R" factory order number inside the treble side F hole (R = 1960). It's common for the original PAF pickups on these guitars in 1961 to have never had a patent applied for sticker on one or both of the pickups. This one has the sticker on the bridge pickup but no evidence of any prior sticker on the neck pickup. Both pickups are original to the guitar and undisturbed. It's a fantastic player on original frets!

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