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1961 Gibson ES-355 Stereo Varitone

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Hi Mark,

I was watching an auction back in Sept and they had a 1959 ES-355 Varitone. After checking out the market I decided not to bid due to the Varitone being a not so sought after feature. ES-335's from that era without the stereo/varitone are selling for 2-3X the 355 prices. The one at the auction sold for $19K plus 15% buyer's premium. My research showed selling prices of $20-30K for a stereo/varitone of that era in excellent condition. I saw a '59 hardtail mono 355 listed for $75K. 335's from that era go $50-100K.

If yours is in good condition without electronics issues it is likely worth at least $20K.

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