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Gibson / ES-345 TD / 1964 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

A super clean 1964 Gibson ES-345 TD anyone?

This factory stop-tail example is in absolutely stunning condition. There are the odd very minor knocks but overall the finish on this guitar is spectacular and unblemished. 

The neck is in great condition with hardly any sign of wear. As you'd expect there are a few minor knocks and there is a patch on the headstock that has been colored in but this is nit picking. The fretboard has survived well with no signs of wear. This goes for the frets that have plenty of life left in them. The nut has been changed as the guitar was strung left handed for many years.

Hardware has been slightly modified as much as the gold plating has been mostly removed. More gold was applied to the stop tail and bridge at some stage but this has also worn off. The covers have had all the gold plating removed. The plastics are in great shape.

Electrically everything is correct and un-altered. The guitar comes with its correct stereo wire. The solder on the neck pickup looks like it's been disturbed whereas the solder on the bridge pickup does not.

The guitar comes with a hardshell case.

All the touchstone tones are present here, the Patent Number pickups delivering as you’d expect. The neck has that unmistakable 1964 feel, possibly the ‘Goldilocks’ of Gibson guitar necks (not too fat but not too thin either, just right). The varitone does add extra weight which when sat down tends to make the guitar want to slip back but the sound and feel of this guitar quickly pushes that worry to the back of the mind. The sound is authoritative without being too heavy in the lower midrange. The bridge pickup barks when encouraged whilst the neck pickup is all kinds of smooth without losing definition. 

This is a killer example in great condition. Grab it before it gets away… 

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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