Guitar Safari to Pekin, Illinois for a 1960 Gibson ES-335TD!

John Shults

Posted on October 29 2019

Guitar Safari to Pekin, Illinois for a 1960 Gibson ES-335TD!

Sometimes sourcing quality vintage guitars requires a lot of driving. This is the video I made of the trip to finally pick up this clean 1960 Gibson ES-335TD from the original owner in Pekin, Illinois. I was able to find two more vintage Gibson guitars on the way there. I'm always looking to buy clean vintage Gibson guitars. Are you looking to sell a vintage Gibson guitar like an ES-335? I'd love to check it and possibly drive there to get it. You can reach me by clicking the Contact Me button (lower right). 

The best part of this story is the surprise 1963 Gibson ES-335 at the end. There was a nice looking 1974 Gibson ES-345 on the way there so I stopped to check it out. The seller was a prior music store owner and would often buy vintage guitars or trade new guitars for vintage. He traded for this '74 Gibson ES-345 and held on to it for 15+ years. We started chatting about our favorite vintage guitars and he mentioned he had a 1963 Gibson ES-335. By the end of the week, we were making a deal to sell his 335! I was very proud to get three great Gibson ES guitars in one week.

1974 Gibson ES-345


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