ES-345TD SV Guitars

1966 Gibson ES-345TD SV

Color: Teaburst, Rating: 9.25, Sold (ID# 00025)
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One of 278 Sunburst "Stereo Guitars" issued in 1966 (out of a total of 464 -- 186 guitars were issued in a Cherry finish). Weighs 8.50 lbs. and has a narrow nut width of 1 9/16 inches and a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Laminated maple top, back, and sides with a maple central block, one-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with 22 wide jumbo frets and inlaid pearl split-parallelogram position markers (no inlay at the 1st fret). Inlaid pearl "Gibson" headstock logo with pearl crown inlay. Individual Kluson Deluxe tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons. Two humbucking pickups with black plastic surrounds and balanced outputs of 7.37k and 7.35k. Shorter five-layer (black/white/black/white/black) plastic pickguard that does not extend past the bridge pickup. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector and six-position Vari-tone switch. Gold plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs. With gold circular plate around the Vari-tone switch. Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge and trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond on cross-bar. This guitar is near mint condition, with only a tiny amount of edge wear. Housed in its original Gibson black hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.00).

Introduced in Spring 1959 as the Stereo Guitar, the ES-345T was the first Gibson electric to incorporate the Stereo-Varitone circuitry. Pitched as an intermediate model between the 335 and the 355, and originally retailing at $345.00, the 345 remained in production until 1985.

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