"CUSTOM MADE" Plaque On Vintage Gibson ES-335tdc

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Posted on March 18 2016

"CUSTOM MADE" Plaque On Vintage Gibson ES-335tdc

1964 Gibson ES-335tdc

The CUSTOM MADE plaque on Bigsby equipped, early to mid Gibson ES guitars was a little misleading but still a cool looking feature. It was used to cover the stop tail stud holes that were already drilled in the top by the time the tremolo was installed. Gibson ditched the stop tail studs in favor of the trapeze tailpiece in mid 1965 but some buyers requested a "custom made" plaque from Gibson dealers just because it looked cool. This plaque is covering stud tailpiece holes on a 1964 Gibson ES-335tdc.

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