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My sincere apologies if this has been posted before. I have a 1968 ES 335.

I know it would often have TDC after the 335 but mine has TBC... is this just a mistake by the person who filled in the label?

Hope you can help!

Kind regards

Colin

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Never seen (or heard of) this.  If you can, post photos of the label and the guitar (the more views the better).

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T stands for Thinline, D stands for Dual pickup, C stands for Cherry (if applicable).  If no C, then it's a Tobacco Burst I think.  B doesn't make sense to me.  Maybe a misprint?  Are you guys' guitars Cherry?

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Following my last post, I added another post with an image showing a 60's ES335TDC label.   The model name was hand written rather than stamped, and the "D" resembled a "b".  That post is now gone, and I just see a blue line (above badbluesplayer's post).  Can anyone explain this?

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On 3/15/2019 at 8:55 AM, Colin Wilson said:

My sincere apologies if this has been posted before. I have a 1968 ES 335.

I know it would often have TDC after the 335 but mine has TBC... is this just a mistake by the person who filled in the label?

Hope you can help!

Kind regards

Colin

 

On 2/16/2020 at 7:40 AM, Old dude said:

I have the same situation, "68" ES335Tbc would like to know more.

 

Please post images of your labels and guitars.

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Once again, this illustrates (pardon the pun)

1. Why initial claims (especially of oddities) should be taken with a grain of salt.

2. Why pics are so important.

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