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  • PHIL X! Don't bend the NECK on the stereO O O O 1962 Gibson ES-345 TDC

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    This highly unusual and very beautiful stereo guitar weighs just 8.70 lbs. Highly-figured laminated maple body with a beautifully rich cherry finish. Semi-solid construction with a maple central block, triple binding on the top and single binding on the back. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice, fat nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a typical late 61/early '62 very fast medium-to-thin profile. Bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Individual 'single-line' Kluson Deluxe tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons and "D-169400 PATENT NO." stamped on the inside. Serial number "45432" stamped in blind on back of headstock. Two 'double-black' PAF pickups with black plastic surrounds and outputs of 8.01k and 7.59k. Each pickup has a small rectangular black "Patent Applied For" label on the underside. The pickup "rings" are the original black plastic stamped underneath "MR 491" and "M-69 7" (neck pickup) and "MR 490" and "M-69 8" (bridge pickup). "Short" five-layer black over white plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch for pickup selection and six-position Vari-tone rotary switch for tonal settings, all on lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped knobs with gold metal tops. With a gold circular plate around the Vari-tone switch. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic non-retainer bridge with nylon saddles and factory Bigsby tailpiece. With the original Gibson orange oval label inside the bass f-hole, the style "ES-345TD" written in black ink and the serial number "45432" stamped in black. "Stereo Varitone" stamped in black on inside back of body to the right of the label. All hardware gold-plated. There are a few surface marks on the back of the neck but this guitar is still in (9.00) near mint condition with absolutely no fading whatsoever. Housed in the original Gibson four-latch, shaped black hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.00). Show less
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