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❌SOLD❌Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

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Here’s a beauty from the now-closed shop – a Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue thinline archtop electric in an unusual Sea Foam Green finish! This was a limited edition model for the 2016 year.

Introduced in 1958 as a midpoint between the groundbreaking ES-335 and upscale ES-355, the Gibson ES-345 featured the same core construction as the two bracketing models. A thinline body built with Maple laminate and a solid Maple center block, routed for pickups, and a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard are common to the three models (except for the ES355’s Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl block markers). For differentiation, the ES345 received split-parallelogram position markers and a six-position rotary Varitone control. The Varitone uses a series of capacitors and inductors (or chokes) to filter specific frequency ranges, and is not like the treble-rolloff tone control.   

This is a Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue VOS, built during 2016 as part of a limited run.  It is in very good clean condition with very light wear, and plays well and cleanly.   

Sold with the original hard shell case.

From a builder’s description of the Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue:

“Gibson Memphis is pleased to introduce a striking Limited Edition model for the 2016 line up with the Limited Run 1964 ES-345 Sea Foam Green. This gorgeous semi combines the vintage-accurate ’64 specs of their legendary high-end ES-345 model with a rare, beautiful ’60s Sea Foam Green VOS finish–a finish that never made it to the original models.

For that world-famous ES tone and resonance that we’ve come to know and love over the years, the 1964 ES-345 Sea Foam Green sports a semi-hollow body featuring slim cutaways with ’63 rims, a solid center block, and authentic hot hide glue top bracing and neck joint. The exotic Sea Foam Green finish has undergone Gibson’s exclusive VOS treatment to cater to its old-school appeal, and cream binding further enhances the vintage vibe.

The neck is shaped into a period-correct ’64 Rounded C neck profile to give this ES-345 that classic Gibson comfort while the superbly playable rosewood fretboard boasts luxurious rolled cream binding and aged split parallelogram inlays.The Limited Run 1964 ES-345 Sea Foam Green VOS comes fitted with a pair of vintage-correct Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers to serve up all the pure time-tested PAF tone you could ever want.

The electronics consist of independent volume and tone controls for each pickup featuring matching potentiometers, a 3-position toggle and a Varitone switch for unparalleled tonal versatility.Wrapping up this attractive vintage-inspired package, the Limited Run 1964 ES-345 Sea Foam Green comes equipped with period-correct plastics, a set of vintage-style tuners, a nickel ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, and a stopbar tailpiece.

Comes complete with a hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.”

Price: $3,750.00 CAD
  • Model: ES345 64 Reissue
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Sea Foam Green
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 60185, built Memphis 2016
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 25/06/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.1lbs 3.68kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.7in
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