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

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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original. There are two filled holes near the toggle switch from previously installed mini-switches.
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .79" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in three piece mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard, split parallelogram inlays, volute, and headstock truss rod adjustment. There are open screw holes visible on the back of the headstock from the original tuners.
Electronics: The guitar has been fully rewired for mono operation, with three Gibson patent decal humbuckers, 3-way toggle switch, neck and bridge volume/tone controls, and independent middle pickup volume control. The Varitone control and inductor have not been included. The pots do not have visible date codes.
Pickup Measurements: 7.3k (neck), 7.1k (middle), 7.4k (bridge)
Hardware: The tuners have been replaced with Grovers. A stoptail bar was added, and the original trapeze tailpiece is not included. The pickguard has been cut to fit three pickups.
Weight: 8lbs 4oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The body has been converted to a stopbar -A middle pickup route has been added -The guitar has been fully rewired -The tuners have been replaced.
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows expected cosmetic wear for its age, with light checking, small dings and scratches, and other mild blemishes present on the glossy finish. There are two filled holes on the front of the body from a previous wiring scheme, and the back has mild buckle rash. The headstock face has light finish hazing, and the neck has a few mild patches of finish wear along the sides. There are open screw holes on the back of the headstock from the original Kluson tuners, as well as on the bottom of the body from the original trapeze tailpiece.
Serial Number: 675720
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and is currently set up with 10s. The truss rod is adjustable, and the original frets are wide and low with some notable divots up to the fifth fret. The serial number and construction appointments date the guitar to 1970-1972.
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