Gibson ES-345 (1962) SOLD!

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This guitar is sooo exceedingly cool that we thought we’d let the pictures speak for themselves. However, our adulation soon won out, so we are providing the following terse, factual overview, being careful not to resort to our usual flurries of Faulnerian overkill: 1962 Gibson ES-345. Maple body. Mahogany neck. Original Bigsby. At some point the original Patent Number pickups were carefully removed and replaced by a set of ‘70s-era Ibanez “Flying Fingers” humbuckers. Happily, the longtime owner retained the original pups and they are now back where they belong — in this classic instrument. The prior owner’s Social Security Number is etched into the guitar in small, neat and unobtrusive print on the Bigsby, the back of the headstock, and near the bridge. It goes without saying that this guitar sounds great, is fun to play and offers an array of useful tonal options. Did we mention that it includes the original pickguard, tuners, and other hardware? The bridge saddles and one pickup ring have been replaced (the cracked original ring is in the case). We’ll even throw in a period-correct leather-and-floral-print strap. Original case has one broken clasp. 8/10. $10,000

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This guitar is sooo exceedingly cool that we thought we’d let the pictures speak for themselves. However, our adulation soon won out, so we are providing the following terse, factual overview, being careful not to resort to our usual flurries of Faulnerian overkill: 1962 Gibson ES-345. Maple body. Mahogany neck. Original Bigsby. At some point the original Patent Number pickups were carefully removed and replaced by a set of ‘70s-era Ibanez “Flying Fingers” humbuckers. Happily, the longtime owner retained the original pups and they are now back where they belong — in this classic instrument. The prior owner’s Social Security Number is etched into the guitar in small, neat and unobtrusive print on the Bigsby, the back of the headstock, and near the bridge. It goes without saying that this guitar sounds great, is fun to play and offers an array of useful tonal options. Did we mention that it includes the original pickguard, tuners, and other hardware? The bridge saddles and one pickup ring have been replaced (the cracked original ring is in the case). We’ll even throw in a period-correct leather-and-floral-print strap. Original case has one broken clasp. 8/10. $10,000