* SOLD * Vintage 1966 Gibson ES-345 w/Varitone Removed -- ES-335 Mod * SOLD *
Original Patent Number PUPs, Older Style Mickey Mouse Ears
Width: 1 9/16" (40mm), Epi Case Included
Up for sale is a vintage 1996 player's grade ES-345 -- modded for ES335, with the varitone circuit removed, and a dummy pot inserted. This has the older-style Mickey Mouse ears, and the original Patent Number pickups. It plays great, and sounds great, and is a good way to get a vintage 345/335 for a reasonable price. The bridge and tailpiece are original, but the knobs are replacements, as is the truss rod cover.
The guitar has a very comfortable, medium profile neck. Even though the nut is 1 9/16ths, it does not feel narrow or cramped at all, and fans out nicely to a wider width as you go up the fretboard -- so it has none of the drawbacks of the post-'66 Gibson necks. The frets also have lots of life on them. The pickguard and the 'Stereo' truss rod cover has been replaced, since it is now wired like the 335 for standard mono. The guitar itself is in player's grade condition, as it does have several nicks, dings and scratches, finish checking, binding repair, and general wear. All in all though, this is a great-sounding ES-345 guitar that gets you in to a higher-end, vintage mojo Gibson thinllne for less than the cost of a new 345!!
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