Gibson ES-355TDSV with Lyre Vibrola 1976 Wine Red

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1976 Gibson ES-355 TDSV / Mono-Stereo - Cherry incl.  case

A rare 1976 Gibson ES-355 TDSV in the very desirable classic ' Cherry'  finish top with a stunning single piece walnut back in excellent condition.

The 355 models are Gibson’s top-of-the-line of the 3-series, loaded with gold hardware, Maestro tremolo, stereo-output and Varitone-switch.

This model even has the even rarer option of bound f-holes, ...very desirable!

The pots serial numbers confirm the manufacturing date of 1976

Some minor play wear, mostly wear on the gold-plated parts, but no breaks, repairs or other hidden damages, the original frets still have plenty of meat left.

The two original humbucking pickups are well balanced with outputs of N=7,27K and B=7,45K (approx)  and sound great in this guitar.

The neck plays fast coupled with the low action a  fresh set of 10's, this is one hot blues, rock, jazz, fusion guitar.Black plush lined fitted hard shell case.


  • Laminated, multi-bound double cutaway maple-body,
  • 3-piece Mahogany neck,
  • Bound ebony fretboard with MOP - block inlays,
  • Large Custom headstock w/binding and split-diamond inlay,
  • Multi-bound brown tortoise pickguard,
  • Original factory Lyre-Maestro tailpiece, with MOP tipped arm
  • 2x Gibson - Humbucking pickups,
  • Gold-plated hardware,
  • Stereo + Varitone switch,
  • 6 x Kluson "Waffle-back" tuners

This guitar has the accepted mono wiring mod at the jack socket.

Please review photos carefully as they form part of the description. We are happy to provide additional photos on request.

A very fine, high quality and rare Gibson guitar, appreciating significantly in value due to its limited production, excellent overall condition, and highly desirable rare 'Cherry' colour. For the Collector, Investor and Stage Player.

Not just a stellar guitar but a very sound investment piece.!

Delivery Conditions: This guitar will be carefully packed before being despatched using the best couriers and shall be fully insured by a separate dedicated transit insurance policy for the purchase amount.  Please contact us for specific courier / insurance rates to your destination. No returns.

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This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed19 days ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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