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reverednken

1968 Gibson ES-335 TDC metallic Burgundy

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Around that time, Gibson was having trouble with their ES guitars cracking on the tops. They ended up improving the kiln drying process & solved the problem. The solution they used to fix the cracked guitar bodies was to fill the cracks in and spray them with a paint that wasn't translucent like Sparkling Burgundy. That isn't likely why it is stamped as a 2nd. These guitars, even though they were screwups sometimes go for more money than if they had a standard cherry or sunburst finish. I don't believe that Sparkling Burgundy was ever used on ES guitars again after the cracking problem was resolved.

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