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    1959 Gibson ES-355 Cherry Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, #S606 22. Strong original cherry finish. Factory Bigsby, Grover tuners, and ABR-1 bridge are original. Both PAF pickups have strong output but have had their covers off and put back on. Ground wires from the bridge and varitone control appear to be re-soldered to the braided ground wire of the bridge pickup. There are two spliced wires coming from the varitone control. All pots have their covers with the exception of the bridge tone pot. All the electronics function as they should and the varitone is still wired up. There is slight fracture damage along the treble and bass sides of the neck binding area that extends from the non-original nut to the ninth fret. There is also a slight fracture behind the low E tuner where the wing is joined. There is some slight damage around the tuner bushings from over tightening which is purely cosmetic. The frets have a lot of oxidation, but appear to have plenty of meat left. Interior orange label serial is A 31658. Original hard case included but is missing three feet. Condition: Good.

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