1981 Gibson ES-347TD in beautiful and original Blonde/Natural finish. Gibson introduced this model in the late 70s, combining foundational elements of the ES-335 with a fancier, more appointed aesthetic akin to the ES-345 and ES-355 models.
The combination of laminated Maple body, Maple center block, and 3-piece Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard offers up a bright and punchy voice, and coupled with the original "Dirty Fingers" humbuckers deliver a healthy amount of output. A dedicated coil tap switch on the treble side horn splits the humbuckers for some single coil action - great for some leaner funk or R&B tones!
This guitar features all of its original hardware, including the TP-6 Stop Tailpiece for fine tuning adjustability. All of the gold plating remains mostly intact with some light oxidation and corrosion. The plastics are original as well, including the "speed" knobs and pickguard.
The neck profile is a real winner here, with a nice D/C carve reminiscent of some of the famous late 50s Les Pauls and 335s. Playability is great, and while the original frets do exhibit some wear, they play very cleanly.
For a borderline vintage Gibson, these ES-347s are a tremendous value in a semi-hollow electric, and nice original examples like this don't pop up very often.
Priced with aftermarket 335 hardshell case.
Condition: Very Good+. Structurally sound and original finish, hardware, and electronics. Various scratches, scuffs, and dings throughout, but nothing major of note.
- Laminated Maple body
- Maple center block
- 3-Piece Maple neck
- Bound Ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and medium jumbo frets
- Medium D/C neck carve: .86" @ 1st fret / .97" @ 12th fret
- Gibson 'Dirty Fingers' humbuckers
- Nashville tunomatic bridge
- TP-6 Tailpiece
- Gibson-branded gold tuners
- Weight: 9lb 3oz