Gibson Custom Shop Marcus King 1962 ES-345 Sixities Cherry VOS w/Sideways Vibrola

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Custom Shop Marcus King 1962 ES-345 Sixities Cherry VOS w/Sideways Vibrola

Brand New
Serial #110011

Description & Specs

The Gibson Custom Shop's Marcus King 1962 ES-345 signature model reflects more than just the craftsmanship that brings to life the young phenom’s sonic stamp. It's a reflection of his own heritage, a highly personalized recreation of the classic model that was handed down from King's grandfather to his father and finally to him as he took his family's musical legacy to stages worldwide. It's equipped with a pair of Custombucker humbuckers, a 6-position mono Varitone switch, audio taper CTS potentiometers and Black Cat capacitors, an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, a Sideways Vibrola, Stop Bar bushings with a "Custom Made" cover plate, gold Grover "milk bottle" Rotomatic tuners, an engraved "Stereo" truss rod cover, and is finished in Sixties Cherry VOS. A Custom Shop ES case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Marcus King belt buckle are also included. The buckle was hand-carved, hand-cast, and hand-finished in the USA by Maker and Smith. The custom design was inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Marcus King’s native state of South Carolina. The Gibson Custom Shop limited-edition Marcus King ES-345 is a recreation of a specific vintage Gibson guitar; a 1962 ES-345 with a rare feature, a Sideways Vibrola tailpiece. Because this tailpiece was designed for flat-topped SG models and not for archtops, it does have the potential to graze the finish if used, just like the original guitar. Gibson Custom Shop is committed to reflecting the historical accuracy and playing experience of Marcus King’s original guitar including the tailpiece.

Body Shape: ES-335
Body Material: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Side: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Centerblock: Solid Maple
Binding: Multi-ply Top, Single-ply Back and Fingerboard
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)

Neck Material: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded Early 60s Marcus King Profile
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.665"
Inlays: Split Parallelogram
Joint: Hide Glue Fit

Hardware Finish: Gold VOS
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Sideways Vibrola
Tuning Machines: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic
Pickguard: Black 5-Ply
Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Engraved "Stereo"
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Gold Inserts and Dial Pointers
Switch Tip: Cream
Strap Buttons: 2 - Brass
Mounting Rings: Black

Neck Pickup: Custombucker
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 6 position Mono Varitone Switch, 500K CTS Audio-Taper Potentiometers, Black Cat Capacitors, Hand-Wired Harness 
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

Case: Custom Shop 60s ES Case 940-08034
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, hand-carved, hand-cast and hand-finished in the USA by Maker and Smith Marcus King Belt Buckle

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