Born in the Sixties: Electric Guitars
1961 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster #A36092
This rare Gibson archtop was one of eleven natural ES-5 Switchmasters made in 1961. The ES-5 features thee PAFs with a 4-way selector and three tone and volume controls. The sharp cutaway debuted this year. The guitar originally featured a Tune-o-Matic ABR bridge, but this model has a Bigsby vibrato and Grover tuners. Photo and information from Dave’s Guitar Shop.