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Gibson ES-350T, 1992

Limited Edition
Vintage Sunburst Finish
Gold Hardware
Gibson PAF Humbuckers
Curly Maple Body
25.5" Scale, 1 11/16" Nut

This beautiful Gibson ES-350T was born in 1992. If you've done any reading on the history of the ES-350T, that might at first seem confusing, as most sources would lead you to believe that none of these great guitars were made between 1981 and 1998. But that's not correct. This ES-350T is part of a limited run of vintage sunburst finish ES-350Ts produced in 1992.

With a 23.5" scale, the original ES-350T shared a lineage with the better known Gibson Byrdland. However, this 350T has the far more popular 25.5" scale, and a 1 11/16" nut. Other features include a four-ply pickguard, gold bell knobs, a Tun-o-matic bridge saddle with rosewood base, and an ornate trapeze tailpiece with "350-T" engraved in the string harness. The 22-fret rosewood fingerboard is inlayed with double-parallelograms. The top, back and sides are of figured curly maple. There's a multilayered binding body (ivoroid with black/white purfling) and the neck, peghead, and f-holes are bound in a single ivoroid layer. All hardware is gold in color. The pickup complement consists of two Gibson PAF humbuckers, with two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three way switch.

This ES-350T plays wonderfully and sounds terrific both plugged in and unplugged. Action is easy and comfortable. I gave this guitar a workout at my band rehearsal last week, and the sound was staggering. Full and punchy through a clean amp, this guitar also sings and growls beautifully through a more cranked amp - a very crystalline, glassy tone that really took me by surprise.

This guitar is in excellent shape, with one single cosmetic issue. There is a finish check on the neck heel, which culminates in a spot of bare wood with a small chunk missing. The previous owner said that the check was temperature-induced, and while that may be, I figure the guitar probably took a small knock on the heel as well. You can see all of this clearly in one of the pictures below. Someone has added a strap pin at the base of the neck heel, as well. This guitar has been thoroughly checked out by myself and my tech, and the check is definitely cosmetic only. This guitar is solid!

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