Gibson ES-345TD Walnut 1971

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-345TD Walnut 1971

Serial #682776

Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Laminated maple top, back, and sides

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard

Neck Profile: Small, C-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .77", 12th: .96"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00

Nut Width: 1-9/16"

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Neck Details: Three-piece mahogany set neck with a bound rosewood board, split-parallelogram pearloid inlays, and truss adjustment at the headstock

Electronics: "Patent sticker number" Humbucker pickups, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch, 6-way rotary 'Vari-tone' switch, volume & tone controls per pickup -- The original stereo output jack has been removed and a mono jack installed. The pickups are out of phase when the toggle switch is in the middle position. -- Original excluding replaced output jack. Pot codes are not visible due to the original "cans" covering the pots.

Pickup Measurements: Neck: 7.4 kΩ, Bridge: 7.6 kΩ

Hardware: Original gold excluding strap buttons compatible with Dunlop style strap locks (locks not included)

Weight: 5 lbs 14.3 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The output has been converted from a stereo jack to a mono jack. The original stereo jack is included within the hardshell. -- The strap buttons have been replaced. -- Small filled hole between the control knobs.

Case Details: Original Hard Shell Case

Cosmetic Condition: This ES-345 shows nice aging and play wear. Little finish checking exists, but there are various scuffs, nicks, and other dings. There is heavier wear on the back of the neck from play where the finish has worn down to the wood. -- A small filled hole is visible between the controls near the bottom portion of the f-hole. This is most likely from a mini-toggle switch installation.

Serial Number: 682776

Tech Notes: Currently, set up with 10-gauge strings, low action, and optimal neck relief. The wide and low frets show light play wear. -- The serial number dates from 1970 to 1972. The exact year cannot be determined. -- There is an embossed "2" on the back of the headstock signifying this instrument as a "factory second".

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