Gibson ES-345 Reissue Electric Blues GuitarProduct #517223 Gibson 517223 AAH Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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B.B. King's axe!
The Gibson ES-345 Reissue Electric Blues Guitar has 2 '57 Classic humbuckers with 6-position Varitone switch, stereo and mono jacks, and all-maple semi-hollowbody let this Gibson classic belt out the blues like nobody's business. This super-versatile axe holds its own on jazz, rockabilly, country, and even rock stages. Parallelogram pearloid inlays on the bound rosewood fretboard, multi-ply top binding, gold hardware, parallelogram fretboard inlays, and bound back provide sumptuous looks. The ES-345 guitar has a mahogany neck, Tune-O-Matic bridge, and stopbar tailpiece. Comes with Gibson deluxe hardshell case.
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- Laminated maple semi-hollowbody with maple center block
- Mahogany neck
- Bound rosewood fretboard
- 2 — '57 Classic humbuckers
- 6-position Varitone switch
- Stereo and mono jacks
- Parallelogram pearloid inlays
- Multi-ply top binding
- Back binding
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
The sweetest singing axe of the Memphis blues reborn! Order yours today.
ES-345 Reissue Electric Blues Guitar Specifications:
- Back and Sides: Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
- Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
- Bridge/Tremolo: Tune-o-matic
- Case Included: Includes FREE Hardshell Case
- Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, Single-ply binding
- Frets: 22
- Hardware: Gold Plated
- Inlays: Pearloid split Parallelogram on fretboard, Holly inlay on headstock
- Knobs: Black tophat with gold insert and nickel pointers
- Machine Heads: Green Key
- Neck Joint: 19th fret
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Pickguard: Black
- Pickups: Two '57 Classic humbuckers
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Top Wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
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Comments about Gibson ES-345 Reissue Electric Blues Guitar:
I've been playing for decades, switching from Fender to Gibson to PRS to various others. Lately, though, I've settled down to mostly Gibsons. I had the opportunity to wrap my hands around a 345 (non-stereo model) and boy am I impressed. It's hard not to love the semi-hollow concept for jazz, blues, classic rock - but the varitone adds another dimension to be sure (rather - 6 dimensions). Depending on your style, musical genre and rig, you're sure to land on a couple of the settings that really do it for you 99% of the time - but it is a pleasure to have an instument capable of so much variety. I have 2 other 335s, but the 345 is in a class by itself. Almost like the only grown-up in the bunch, it has a sophisication that just makes you play better. On top of that - it has all the spiffy appointments you could want - split parallelogram markers, gold hardware, multi-ply binding.
All dressed up and ready for the party. Because I play jazz much of time, the gigs are pretty classy. It's nice to come all decked out in some of Gibson's finest. Highly recommend if you can scrap together the funds. Well worth it (IMHO) - an ax to last a lifetime and a worthy investment to pass on to the next generation of players when the time comes.