Gibson ES-345 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar - Vintage Burst w/ OHSC
The main question I get in the shop about this guitar is "what's the difference between that and an ES-335?" ... and the answer is "not much". Traditionally, the ES-345 came with the stereo output jacks and the either-loved-or-hated Varitone switch. But, for this model Gibson decided to simplify it down to the bare essentials. So, you get the amazing split parallelogram inlays (a personal favorite), fancy multilayer binding, and a very vintage inspired 2-tone sunburst finish. Otherwise, exactly the same chassis as the ES-335.
I am personally a HUGE fan of this guitar. It really has that intangible quality of a great guitar that you know right when you pick it up. Very resonant and loud unplugged, and it rings like a bell when plugged in. Super versatile for any type of player. Playability is top notch as well. This ones a winner!
The guitar is new, but know that we encourage our customers to try out guitars in the shop, so you may be able to find a pick swirl or smudge here or there. A great opportunity to get a fantastic brand new instrument for less!
Gibson's latest ES-345 semi-hollow looks and plays like a 335 enhanced. Intact are the original '64 Split Parallelogram fingerboard inlays and rich multi-ply cream body binding. But gone are the 6-way Varitone circuit (loved by some, reviled by others) and stereo outputs. In their stead, you'll find a standard two-volume/two-tone control complement and speedy 3-way toggle. Where things get really interesting are the handwired Calibrated T-Type pickups with Orange Drop caps. This gives the 345 a mature and expressive tone that rivals some of the finest Thinlines ever built. The Gibson ES-345 also features a '50s-style Rounded "C" mahogany neck — a decidedly chunkier profile than the '60s SlimTaper — joined to a 3-ply maple-poplar archtop body with bold Adirondack spruce bracing for great tone and attack. Paired with Gibson's acclaimed ABR-1 TOM bridge and aluminum stopbar for enhanced performance and stylized by a set of Vintage Keystone tuners and Black Top Hat knobs with Silver Reflectors, the ES-345 is one playing experience you're not likely to soon forget.
- Body Type: Semi-hollowbody
- Body Shape: ES-345
- Body Material: Maple/Poplar
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Color: Vintage Burst
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Rounded C
- Neck Joint: Set Neck
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Split Parallelogram
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Nut Material: GraphTech NuBone
- Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe
- Neck Pickup: Calibrated T-type Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Calibrated T-type Humbucker
- Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone
- Switching: 3-way toggle pickup switch
- Strings: .010-.046
- Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case