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

Real nice, original stop tail ES-345 with two popular players mods that help keep the price down a bit…

A well played factory stop tail example, this guitar bears it fair share of scars. The front and back have some knocks and dinks though elsewhere the finish is in good condition. The neck is well worn too, feeling very comfortable in the hand. There are no signs of breaks or any other repair work.

The fretboard has survived well with no signs of wear. This goes for the frets that have plenty of life left in them. The tuners have been changed in favour of Grovers, in this case very old PAT PEND examples, a popular choice amongst Gibson players.

At some stage, it has been converted to mono using a newer harness. Should you wish to re-install it, the original harness and pots etc are included in a bag and the varitone circuitry is still present under the bridge pickup though is not connected to the current loom. The pickup covers have been off as you can see in the pictures and one of the pickups has been rewound.

The remaining hardware looks to be correct and in good condition. 

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 to 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 loosing definition. 

Like some well worn shoes, this guitar may be a little scuffed up and there might have been some alterations along the way but it will keep you coming back for more. Looking for a semi-hollow Gibson at reasonable price? Look no further.

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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