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Blond ES-355-1959-Only One??

mbowen

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Hi guys here is a guitar my friend Hank just got and it is amazing.It is a 1959-ES-355 in factory Blond.The only one i have seen from 59.The Chinnery Collection had a 1960 and Gilvis had a great 1961-62 Stoptail 355 in Blond but i have not seen a 59 before now.If any of you guys know of another Blond 1959 Es-355 please post a shot of it.Thanks and thanks to Hank for sharing this great guitar with all of us.Mike B.
 
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Fantastic stuff!

Mike, thank you for sharing. That's a great looking guitar, lovely colour. She looks well played and equally well looked after.

Cool looking binding on it too, really works in counterpoint to the blonde.

Hank's a lucky guy, I hope he enjoys it.
 

mbowen

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Banker thank you the guitar even comes with the 50's Gibson Case Cover-how cool .I can not wait to see this one in person.Mike B.
 

Frost

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That 1959 and the Chinery 1960 are so ridiculously good looking guitars.

Heiko
 
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Banker thank you the guitar even comes with the 50's Gibson Case Cover-how cool .I can not wait to see this one in person.Mike B.

That's trippy-cool.

Again, the way the binding matches the three ply guard is awesome.
 

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Black pickguard. Almost all blond ES guitars that I have seen that normally would have a tortoise guard, got the black guard. my Blond 1960 Epi Sheraton has the long, tortoise guard.

Very, very cool guitar! case cover is also killer!
 

mbowen

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Thanks banker and Heiko i am glad you guys like her .I have never seen a Blond 59,355 before.Saw 1960's and 61-62's but not a 59.Mike B.
 

mbowen

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Here is Gilvis's Es-355 Stoptail Blond[bottom right] but it is a 61-62 as i recall.This shot has 3 stoptail Es-355's in the glass case-amazing.Mike B.
 

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That genuine, aged/ambered blonde finish is still an absolute wonder to behold. Stuff of dreams, it is.
 

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I didn't notice the black pick guard until you guys pointed it out. Very interesting. I've only seen tortoiseshell myself. The black looks good too. Can't say that I have a favorite.

Heiko
 

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The Blond Es-335 in this shot of Gil's i think has a black guard , i think it is a 1959.Mike B.
 

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I didn't notice the black pick guard until you guys pointed it out. Very interesting. I've only seen tortoiseshell myself. The black looks good too. Can't say that I have a favorite.

Heiko

Black guard with 'custom' binding would be unbelievable on this.
 

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Here is a 1959 Black ES-355 i used to own and Keith now owns and it had a Tortoise guard as i remember.[although it looks black in the photo's ]Thanks Mike B.
 

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Thanks for posting Mike that sure is a beautiful looking 355, Congrats to your friend on scoring a rare find :salude
 

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Hank's a lucky man (and a nice guy, too). Never seen another blonde 59 355. I'm jealous as hell. I have an original 59 long tortoise guard that would look real nice on there.
 
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