Gibson ES-345 1966 Cherry Red


This 1966 Gibson ES-345 Cherry Red has just come in from its original owner! As he was taking guitar lessons in the mid 1960s, he asked his teacher for a recommendation to upgrade from his Silvertone to a professional grade Gibson guitar. The instructor recommended this ES-345; the dealer recommended they install Grover tuners and a Bigsby B7 when it came in. His dreams of being a professional guitarist were never realized but he held on to his prized Gibson until just recently. 

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Make and Model: Gibson ES-345 Cherry Red

Year: 1966. Serial number 851xxx, skinny nut width, light pore filler. 

Measurements: Nut width = just over 1 9/16"/40 mm, neck profile at the first fret = 0.82"/21 mm, 12th fret = 1.00"/25.5 mm. Total weight = 9.7 lbs / 4.45 kg.

Originality: All parts original except early 60s Grover PAT PEND tuners and Bigsby B7 (LP mark underneath). Both were installed by the dealer when new. The top screw holes for the original Klusons were filled when new. 

Playability: Excellent! This is a spectacular playing example with perfect original frets, straight neck, and perfect working stereo electronics. 

Condition: Excellent! The Cherry Red finish is shiny and unfaded. The gold parts show very little tarnish.

Stereo?!: Yes! Stereo Gibson guitars require a TRS stereo input cable to two mono outputs (one output for each pickup). There are a few options for how plug route your signal. Let me know if you have questions about stereo Gibson guitars. 

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