Gibson ES-345 Walnut 1970s

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-345 Walnut 1970s

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original finish.
Body Material: Maple
Body Details: Laminated maple back, sides, and top. Several cracks have been repaired in the top, with cleats added inside the body for support.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret .765", 12th fret .959"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Three-piece set mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard and split parallelogram inlays. The neck has been refretted, and the fingerboard was planned during the refretting process. The truss rod is functional, but adjustability is limited. The tuning machine postholes have been modified to fit modern 10mm tuning machines.
Electronics: Original patent sticker bridge pickup and replaced neck pickup with three-position selector switch, Varitone switch, and volume and tone controls for each pickup. The guitar has been converted from stereo to mono by modifying the output jack. As a result, all controls affect both pickups. No pot codes are visible, and some solder joints have been touched up.
Pickup Measurements: Neck 8.32K, Bridge 7.32K
Hardware: The tuning machines have been replaced, and strap locks have been installed. All other hardware is original.
Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Modifications/Repairs: Several cracks have been repaired in the top, with cleats added inside the body for support. The neck has been refretted, and the fingerboard was planned during the refretting process. The tuning machine postholes have been modified to fit modern 10mm tuning machines. The neck pickup has been replaced, and some solder joints have been touched up. The electronics have been converted to mono from stereo. The tuning machines and strap buttons have been replaced. The pickguard has been removed.
Case Details: Hardshell case.
Cosmetic Condition: This guitar is in good condition with moderate wear. The finish is hazy and worn, with scratches, dings, dents, and chips throughout. The repaired cracks are visible. The hardware has a strong patina.
Serial Number: 182059
Tech Notes: The guitar is set up with .010 gauge strings plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Due to the limited adjustability of the truss rod, .010 gauge strings or lighter are recommended. The serial number dates between 1970 and 1975, and the headstock inlays are consistent with pieces dating between 1973 and 1975.
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