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1964 ES-335 - in 'sunbrust'

keef

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'Brust' is breast in German. A sunbreast guitar - I like how that sounds.

http://www.matthiasjabs.de/PRODUCTS/Gibson-ES-335-1964-SB,180,0,1,555.html

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Steep price for a hacked guitar though - and that trc is the 1965 style....hm.
 
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Dire Wolf

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Ser # 263189 would be 1965, according to A.R. Duchossoir:

179099-250199 = 1964
250540-305999 = 1965

Very steep price for a '65, but it's a Mathias Jabs guitar, so I would think it would be beyond reproach. He has one of the finest vintage collections on the planet! :peace2
 
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red59dot

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Holy S**t if that's an original stop tail, I guess I don't have the only cherryburst stop out there. I hadn't seen another in 20 years of collecting and now I see 2 of them in 2 months? The serial number is 17 after mine. so for all I know, there are 16 others. Mine has the wide bevel TRC. That's the only difference I can see. Having a "somewhat" routed pickup cavity is a bit of a downer at that price. Also, it says "factory stoptail" under "mods" so maybe it was originally a trap that was redone at the factory? They don't show the shot of the strap button so it's impossible to tell. I wonder if that one has the uncut center block? I call it a 65, not a 64.
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keef

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They made those guitars in batches, so I would not toss in the 'unique' tag too soon. I know I have seen more of these cherryburst 65s in my own 30 years of guitar mania.

Gibson started experimenting with the traditional burst color somewhere in 1964 before arriving at the 'light burst' shade seen on a number of models in 1965. I don't know if the picture is color correct, but here's '64 with more cherry showing that has been discussed here before:

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red59dot

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Agreed. I was a bit over the top in the listing. It's really hard to photograph these because the camera tends to darken the reds. Mine is quite a bit lighter in the horns although it doesn't really look it in the photo. I've seen your guitar in person if its the one I think it is and it's a good bit darker than mine-although mine looks a bit darker than the one in Germany. It's actually almost identical judging by the rest of the photos. I can see the transition, though from the sunburst we're all accustomed to and the very light cherrybursts that occurred later in 65 and into the 70's. My guess is that it was cheaper to do the lighter burst since it used less paint. On the other hand, you can cover more flaws with a darker burst.
 

OKGuitar

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Is the serial on that one in the same range as the 65 in this thread that I used to own back when I was red59dot (now in Austria)? It's 263172. That looks like the big neck and the later TRC. If this is yours, have you ever checked the bridge pickup cavity to see if its cut out or not? Mine was not which is very late for a non cut center black.
 
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