My luthier went completely over this instrument--it has new strings--cleaned and polished and is intonated and set up for my preferences with a working truss rod--original frets and a beautiful fretboard that looks like dark brazilian to me but is of course ebony--tuners are original and stay locked in tune--the entire guitar including the case--which is really worn outside but protects the guitar inside is original. This is a laminate top of course as all the es series are--for this reason the small finish cracks around the jack--notable in scan #6-- are not through the wood but are surface cracks in the finish--likely someone torqued the nut too tight--the jack is in perfect working order and dead tight to the body. The end result is an astounding variation in tonal range not available with humbuckers alone--this is a Blues guitar through and through though it does with the right peripherals excel at jazz and rock. Thank you for looking--no reserve. The special order mentioned that for all appearances is a factory job--are the two mini-toggle switches which are coil splitters and not taps--this is what adds tremendously to the diversity and tonal range of the ceramic stock dirty fingers pickups.
The black string pin missing in scan 6 fell in the case when i was re-stringing the guitar--it's now back on--and fully functioning. The item "1979 Blonde Gibson ES-347-excellent condition OHSC factory coil taps" is in sale since Friday, January 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".The seller is "glemons3p26" and is located in Port Townsend, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.