Gibson 1955 ES-350 Natural w/ 60's Patent Stamped Humbuckers
The ES-350 was one of a small collection of Gibson's high end archtop guitars in the mid 1950's, a direct descendant of the groundbreaking ES-300, this time with a cutaway and two P90s. The 350 was essentially a laminate L5, with maple as opposed to spruce as a top material, with this being essentially the only major difference between the two venerable guitars.
This particular guitar has been converted to humbuckers sometime in the past, with the P90's being replaced with mid 60's Gibson Patent Stamped humbuckers, similar to the renowned T-Tops. Pretty much everything of note has been replaced: Nut, tuners, electronics, tailpiece, pickups, and the fretboard (frets, too) has been replaced with an ebony board with parallelogram inlays.
Visually, there's the usual checking with a normal amount of dings you'd expect from a guitar made more than half a century ago. There are some noticeable repairs, notably a patch from a previous break at the output jack. This is a great chance to get a vintage Gibson archtop for a much more attainable price.
This archtop has a 25.25" scale.
Serial #A 20866 comes with a non-original hardshell case.