1964 GibsonES-355TDC – Cherry (J.S. Peterson)

While we’re not quite sure who J.S Peterson is, we know that his custom-ordered 1964 Gibson ES-355TDC Mono in Cherry is absolutely incredible! This guitar is custom designed from the top down, with a large Super 400 style headstock adorned with a take on Gibson’s Crest, Mr. Peterson’s name inlaid across the fretboard, and no Varitone circuit. What’s even cooler is that we were able to locate some of Gibson’s original sketches of the guitar, and we can even see some changes that occurred before its final production. The guitar is as much of a player as it is a showpiece, with an incredibly comfortable neck,  two balanced Pat. No. pickups, and plenty of fret life left. All in all, the guitar is exceptionally well preserved and even retains its original tags in its original case! 

Overall Condition: 9.5, light playwear, especially to the gold plating


  • Finish Details: Cherry, Original, Excellent Condition with hardly any wear to the finish
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 9 lbs 1 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-¾”
  • Pickup Readings: N: 7.43K B: 7.62K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Good Condition with some expected wear to the gold plating
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16”
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with gold lining, original hang tags, original manuals

Sku: G211


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