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It may be that your 355 had a fancier guard, but most you see by 1962 had the shorter black/white Royalite guard like that on the 335, I believe. Attached are a few photos of this beautiful guitar, and as you can see it hasn't been played much by me or the previous owner who told me he purchased it new in Sydney.Mike, If the serial number is pressed into the wood on the back of the headstock, The Guitar Dater Project database advises that your ES355TD was made at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan in or around 1962. If my memory serves me right I believe he told me that the pic-ups were potted to prevent excessive feedbac which in 60s/70s wasn't all that popular especially as he was a jazz player. Cheers and thanks, Mike PS Sorry guys but I was only allowed to attach one file.Indeed, hardware and knobs and label (if that is what I can see) point away from 1962. These were both late 60's/early 70's features.Also, it shows the pointy horns, as opposed to the "micky mouse" horns of earlier 335's/355's. This would lead me to believe that the 5-digit serial number is really 6-digits with the 6th number impressed so lightly into the wood it is not visible to the naked eye.That serial number should be from fairly early in 1962.It may be that your 355 had a fancier guard, but most you see by 1962 had the shorter black/white Royalite guard like that on the 335, I believe. The serial number is stamped on the back of the headstock and attached are photos which may be helpful to you in answering my query.Gibson Hollow Body Prefix and Suffix Model Codes A genuine hollow body Gibson will also have the appropriate Prefix or Suffix for the model normally on a sticker inside the cavity.Since about 1978 I have owned a Gibson ES355TD S/N0.

Currently I have a short type multi layer pick-guard fitted but would like to have something more original in place.

The number should also be impressed in the back of the headstock, as Sparky says.

Photos of the back of the headstock and the front of the guitar would be useful.

Guitar is a dream to play although I haven't played it for many years, guess I'm a Stratocaster type of guy.

Thanks, Mike Hi Most people post pics by uploading to a Photobucket account (free) then pasting the link in; easier than it sounds.


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  2. May 29, 2008. Hi Folks No I DON'T want to go on a date with a Gibson EM-150, though I might consider an Loar F-5 blind date but I would like to find out when it was made. I have scoured the net for pdf files and dates to no avail, so I now throw myself upon the mercy of you experts! Picked up a Gibson EM-150 on eBay.

  3. Nov 2, 2017. Pip Edwards has sparked rumours she's dating AFL star Josh Gibson.

  4. Sep 21, 2017. Keyshia Cole and her estranged husband, Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, stand as two of the newest additions to the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood cast, and now that they are separated, the two are moving forward with dating other people. Gibson, however, seems to be getting a head start, as he's linked up with.

  5. Release Date 6th February 2017. Location Bristol. Josie Gibson, former star of Big Brother, contestant in Channel 4's current series of 'The Jump' and native Bristolian, is set to host her own television series for the first time, in Bristol. The brand new dating show is called, 'Getting Jiggy with Josie'. It will be aired in.

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