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So the back story on this guitar is I bought it from the son of the original owner. His father was an elderly man who purchased the guitar brand new in 1972. He was a professional guitarist and played in various bands. He is now suffering from dementia and the family didn't want to part with the guitar but felt it needed to be played. He had witnessed his dad playing and loving this guitar for most of his life. He just felt it needed a good home since he wasn't a guitar player. I have a letter from him, which I will include, telling about the guitar and his dad. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI got the guitar in 2020 and it was completely original. One of my customers who is a collector and a player immediately bought the guitar. He asked us to rewire it to the specs of an ES-335, which we did. Do to health issues he sold it back to me. The original POTS and wiring is included with the guitar. Other than that it is completely orginal. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis guitar is gorgeous and it's got a great set-up. The action is really low, the frets are in excellent shape and the neck feels great. The pickups sing! There really isn't anything to dislike about this guitar. It does have some buckle rash on the back and a few dings. The neck seem on the back is showing a but no cracks or any structural issues. I took lots of photos and tried to get all the angles. It's priced very reasonable considering the condition and the  market prices of the ES-335. Please contact me with any questions. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNote: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOriginally I had this marked as a 1972 but after further research I found it's an early 1970's. 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late 1968 the Gibson guitar company in Kalamazoo Michigan introduced the ES-340-TD, these guitar models were more expensive and very similar to their more popular ES-335 model but instead had a laminated maple neck, a master volume and mixer controls (the toggle switch had settings of pickups in-phase, pickups out-of-phase, and standby).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBy 1973 the ES-335 over shadowed the ES-340, it was fitted with a coil tap that could recreate the same out of phase wiring as as the ES-340. Due to the price difference and similarity of both guitars, the ES-340 was short lived and discontinued in 1973.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a 1970 model and it's in excellent shape with the original case. So the back story on this guitar is I bought it from the son of the original owner. His father was an elderly man who purchased the guitar brand new in 1972. He was a professional guitarist and played in various bands. He is now suffering from dementia and the family didn't want to part with the guitar but felt it needed to be played. He had witnessed his dad playing and loving this guitar for most of his life. He just felt it needed a good home since he wasn't a guitar player. I have a letter from him, which I will include, telling about the guitar and his dad. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI got the guitar in 2020 and it was completely original. One of my customers who is a collector and a player immediately bought the guitar. He asked us to rewire it to the specs of an ES-335, which we did. Do to health issues he sold it back to me. The original POTS and wiring is included with the guitar. Other than that it is completely orginal. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis guitar is gorgeous and it's got a great set-up. The action is really low, the frets are in excellent shape and the neck feels great. The pickups sing! There really isn't anything to dislike about this guitar. It does have some buckle rash on the back and a few dings. The neck seem on the back is showing a but no cracks or any structural issues. I took lots of photos and tried to get all the angles. It's priced very reasonable considering the condition and the  market prices of the ES-335. Please contact me with any questions. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNote: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOriginally I had this marked as a 1972 but after further research I found it's an early 1970's. The orange inside badge is from the 60's however they used these are early 1970 guitars and switched to the color box badge later that year.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Gibson ES-340TDW Electric Guitar in Walnut Early 1970 w/ Original Case

Product Description

In late 1968 the Gibson guitar company in Kalamazoo Michigan introduced the ES-340-TD, these guitar models were more expensive and very similar to their more popular ES-335 model but instead had a laminated maple neck, a master volume and mixer controls (the toggle switch had settings of pickups in-phase, pickups out-of-phase, and standby).

By 1973 the ES-335 over shadowed the ES-340, it was fitted with a coil tap that could recreate the same out of phase wiring as as the ES-340. Due to the price difference and similarity of both guitars, the ES-340 was short lived and discontinued in 1973.

This is a 1970 model and it's in excellent shape with the original case. So the back story on this guitar is I bought it from the son of the original owner. His father was an elderly man who purchased the guitar brand new in 1972. He was a professional guitarist and played in various bands. He is now suffering from dementia and the family didn't want to part with the guitar but felt it needed to be played. He had witnessed his dad playing and loving this guitar for most of his life. He just felt it needed a good home since he wasn't a guitar player. I have a letter from him, which I will include, telling about the guitar and his dad. 

I got the guitar in 2020 and it was completely original. One of my customers who is a collector and a player immediately bought the guitar. He asked us to rewire it to the specs of an ES-335, which we did. Do to health issues he sold it back to me. The original POTS and wiring is included with the guitar. Other than that it is completely orginal. 

This guitar is gorgeous and it's got a great set-up. The action is really low, the frets are in excellent shape and the neck feels great. The pickups sing! There really isn't anything to dislike about this guitar. It does have some buckle rash on the back and a few dings. The neck seem on the back is showing a but no cracks or any structural issues. I took lots of photos and tried to get all the angles. It's priced very reasonable considering the condition and the  market prices of the ES-335. Please contact me with any questions. 

Note: Originally I had this marked as a 1972 but after further research I found it's an early 1970's. The orange inside badge is from the 60's however they used these are early 1970 guitars and switched to the color box badge later that year.

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