1954 Gibson ES-350 + HSC

1954 Gibson ES-350 + HSC

Gibson |  1953es350  |  1 in stock
£6,495

The best version of the brilliant Gibson ES-350 made. This spruce top, 4 control knob version was only made for a few years and will not disappoint in any way...

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Rarely seen incarnation of the superb Gibson ES-350 with the spruce top and 4 x control knobs (2 x volume and 2 x tone). If you like your ES-350’s then you will know that THIS is the version to look out for..

All original or correct ES-350 made in 1954 with the classic chunky neck and two wonderful sounding vintage P-90 pickups. It is a very nice guitar to play and sounds blooming marvellous! With its lovely spruce top, gold plating and figured back it is like a grand version of the ES-175 with an ES-5 style of neck profile yet as sweet as any ES-175 out there.

Everything we can see on this guitar is correct down to the knobs, switch tip, all electrics and all finish with no touch ups or over spray anywhere. It is in very good condition, it has obviously been played and not stored under the bed but it has not been abused in any way. There are a few dings, dongs and some nice lacquer checking all over. This one being a spruce top, has the lacquer nicely sunk in just like you see on the 50’s Gibson sunburst acoustics. There is some nice and subtle flame on the back and some even nicer, not so subtle flame on the maple sides and neck. Basically, it is a great looker.

Action is set nice and low and on the original frets, which are still in great condition, it plays good everywhere up and down the fingerboard and does not have the occasionally seen archtop hump in the neck around the 12-14th frets that cause these positions to fret out.

Case is a later hardshell case that is solid, sturdy and protects the guitar very well indeed. Electrics work brilliant and both P-90’s are killer with classic tones in abundance. Unlike most of the ES-350’s you see out there, this one of course has the classic 2 P-90, 4 pot layout which is exactly what everyone prefers.

If you like your ES archtops but are looking for something a bit special from the normal laminated top then this lovely, all correct, classic 1954 example should be way up there near the top of your list…

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At a glance

Model: ES-350
Year: 1954
Finish: Original sunburst

Modifications: Strap button on heel
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.1 Kg

Case: Late hard shell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson no line Gold

Pickups: 2 x OriginalP-90
Hardware: Correct Gold
Neck Profile: Chunky C
Pots: Original undisturbed solder

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We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn

Landline: 01242 697607‬

Mobile: 07842 001007

Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire UK