Gibson ES-345 1963


Product Code: GE1782

$ 25,000.00
$ 25,000.00

A stunning example of an ES-345 from the Golden Age of Gibson electric guitar manufacturing. This one is 100% all original, including the hardshell case. The original patent number pickups, both confirmed though the neck position is missing its patent sticker, sound like quintessential '60s Gibsons—rich, chimey, great note separation, incredible sustain. When you factor in the factory-original Varitone switch, you can dial in a nearly impossible number of tones, including that signature bite and snarl so many classic blues guitarists have used the ES-345 to achieve. This example is not only original, but in beautiful shape, with only some minor buckle rash on the back and light wear on hardware. 


  • Finish: Original Cherry
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany / Brazilian Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Scale length: 24 3/4"
  • Nut width: 1.679"
  • Neck profile: Slim C
  • Neck Thickness: 1st .783"   12th .960"
  • Electronics: Original patent # pickups, neck pickup missing sticker
  • Pickup Impedance: Neck 7.52 //  Bridge 7.89
  • Weight: 9.2 lbs
  • Case: Original hard case

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