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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 345 1964 Reissue Cherry, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 345 1964 Reissue Cherry, 2017

The Gibson ES 345 appeared in 1958 as one of the two ‘upmarket’ versions of the ground breaking new ES-335, and featured a Varitone switch and Stereo outputs. Here we’re looking at a Gibson ES 345 in its 1964 Reissue form, built during 2017 at the now-closed Memphis, Tennessee plant. This lovely piece is in very good condition with negligible wear.
The body and neck are built in the traditional manner, with Maple Laminate used for the top, back and sides and a solid Maple center block.

Used
Price: $3500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES345 TD Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES345 TD Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Here is a very nice and largely original Gibson ES345 TD in sunburst finish and with a Trapeze tailpiece, built during 1966 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  On the label, the TD in the model name stand for ‘Thinline Double Pickup’. Sometimes you’ll see a ‘C’ added, which denotes Cherry finish. ‘ES’ stands for Electric Spanish, referring to the way the instrument is built and played – another Gibson option was ‘EH’ for Electric Hawaiian, used on steel and lap steel guitars played with a bar, steel or slide.

Vintage
Price: $6500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-345TD ‘Domenic Troiano’ Electric Thinline, Cherry, 1960

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-345TD 'Domenic Troiano' Electric Thinline, Cherry, 1960

This Gibson ES-345TD was built during 1960 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It has its original PAF pickups, and the Varitone has been disconnected. The bridge has been changed to a later ABR patent number bridge. It has been refretted – no fretwire could withstand the amount of use this guitar received. It’s very likely it was refretted at The Twelfth Fret.

Vintage
Price: $18999.99 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

The Gibson ES-345 is the middle range of Gibson’s ES Thinline series and first appeared in 1958, using the new Seth Lover designed Humbucking pickups.
It’s a real treat to see and play a relatively early model ES-345, this one built in 1964 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and especially one in such good physical and playing condition. This guitar has been refretted and plays very nicely. The finish is in good condition, especially considering that it’s been played enough to require a refret; there is a fair amount of finish wear on the back of the neck between the 3rd and 7th positions to bare wood, but there are no dents or dings.

Vintage
Price: $15000 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

The Gibson ES-345 appeared in 1958 with its sister models, the ES-335 and ES-355 as a groundbreaking solution to the problem posed by rapidly increasing guitar amplifier volumes. This design provides the tonal response of an archtop with the feedback resistance of a solidbody guitar.

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Price: $3500 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ 2016 Gibson ES-345 VOS 1964, Bigsby and Varitone, Olive Drab

❌ SOLD ❌ 2016 Gibson ES-345 VOS 1964, Bigsby and Varitone, Olive Drab

The 1964 Gibson ES-345 VOS 1964 in Olive Drab Green finish is a historically accurate re-creation of this much loved semi-hollow electric archtop guitar.

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Price: $5799 CAD

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