If you have any vintage gibson guitars that are posted on this site ,you are always welcome to post a review,comment or detailed features ,im sure other guitar players who visit us would love to know ...Domenic : Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to .One of only 83 Blonde ES-300s produced in 1948, most of which were only single pickup models. Rare Blonde Finish, Carved Spruce Top, Beautifully figured Maple Back and Sides, Large Rounded Neck Profile, and Gold Hardware. The pickguard has typical celluloid crystallization but is intact.Dating this time period of Gibsons is a little difficult especially with the original canisters on the pots making pot dating unavailable.You can still post questions hopefully some of our viewers can help you out ...Thank You --I've been getting an overwhelming amount of emails and comments for gibson guitar serial numbers , specs and info .Thanks to many selfless contributors this section has grown considerably, and for this we are grateful. we are sure there are people coming here that DO have this information. If you are a catalog/guitar collector and have catalogs/slicks covering these guitars we emplore you to contribute as this will only increase the value of your holdings.We have recieved literally thousands of requests for information on models not currently covered here. It's our hope that people will come forward with specifications, years offered, options, and even images or catalog/slick scans and the like to help build this archive.
Included is the original hardshell case and Hang tag with matching serial number. Flamed Maple back and sides, Solid Spruce Top, Venetian Cutaway, Rare Blonde Finish, Gold Hardware, NO Volute and Tortoiseshell pickguard.
Samick branded models did not start using serials until around 1987.
Also, the Indonesian factory did not use serials from it's opening in 1992 until around 2000.
Clean cosmetic condition displaying some typical finish checking. A nice clean Byrdland displaying limited play wear.
Original five ply pickguard included but original celluloid underside plastic supports have started to deteriorate. The flame on this guitar is very attractive and really dances in the light.