Gibson 1964 ES-345 TDC Maestro VOS, Sixties Cherry - Box Opened

£3,269.00 RRP £3,999.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 20th August 2017
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FREE Delivery & Returns available

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

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  • Built to Vintage Original Spec of a 1964 ES-345
  • Rich Sixties Cherry Stain Finish With Hi-Gloss Lacquer
  • MHS Humbuckers Replicate Original PAF Tone
  • VOS Varitone Switch for Extra Tone Shaping Capabilities
  • Includes Period Correct Gibson Hard Shell Case

Gibson 1964 ES-345 TDC Maestro VOS, Sixties Cherry - Box Opened

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The Gibson 1964 ES-345 TDC Maestro VOS is a Vintage Original Specification hollowbody guitar that has a stunning Sixties Cherry finish with historically accurate components from the original ES-345. The Gibson 1964 ES-345 VOS features a truss rod with a larger diameter rod, original brass anchor with large washer and 45-degree bevels on all of the plastics. The quartered Adirondack Spruce braces combine with the traditional ES three-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body and unique Varitone switch to produce the time-honored ES tonality. Complete with a pair of Memphis Historic Specification humbuckers, which are created using the same techniques as the original PAF pickups, the vintage tone achievable with this gorgeous Memphis-born instrument is astounding. With the addition of some modern upgrades to this ES-345's hardware, this guitar is a beautiful and authentic recollection of a 1964 classic.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 92723

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Vintage Original Specification (VOS) 1964 ES-345

The 1964 ES-345 TDC Maestro is built to the original specifications of a genuine 1964 ES-345. The historically accurate truss road features many aspects to achieve superior adjust-ability. With a high quality teflon coating, large diameter rod, an original spec brass anchor, and a large barbed washer to prevent unwanted washer movement, getting perfect neck relief has never been easier. One of the key features of the original 345 is the unique Varitone circuit, which this reissue replicates perfectly. A classic chickenhead knob sits atop a gold switch plate, with the Varitone notch filter hiding below. With a true bypass position and 5 individual selectable frequency ranges, you can dial in pre-set frequency "scoops" with the flick of a switch without losing tone. Add to this the traditional 45 degree bevels on all of the plastics, classic ES body contours and original bracing, and you have yourself a modern classic.

Memphis Historic Specification Pickups

When a company makes a pickup using the same technique as the original Gibson PAF pickups, you know they're going to sound incredible. Well that's exactly what the MHS humbuckers fitted to the ES-345 TDC Maestro are. Utilizing a scatter wound winding process with 42 AWG enamel wire, Gibson have really mastered the historically accurate "patent applied for" era tonality.

Beautiful Classic ES Body

Made from a triple ply of hand-selected timber, the Maple/Poplar/Maple top, back and sides resonate throughout for a truly spectacular sound. Bound with traditional triple ply Tan/Black/Tan on the top, and single ply tan on the back, it's durable, comfortable, and absolutely gorgeous. Finished in a rich Sixties Cherry stain and protected by a hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, this is one guitar you won't be able to stop looking at.

VOS Gold Maestro Vibrola

The Maestro Vibrola, also known as the Lyre Vibrola or the Deluxe Gibson Vibrato, is an excellent piece of hardware. Rebuilt from the original vintage factory blueprint, the Maestro fitted to the ES-345 TDC VOS is historically accurate and matches perfectly to those that came as an option on ES-335s from 1964.

Period Correct Gibson Hard Case

When you need a way to protect your ES-345 TDC Maestro VOS, Gibson truly deliver. A durable and rigid, specially molded black hard shell surrounds an elegant yellow protective interior to keep your 345 as safe as can be. The Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity can also be found inside this case.

Features

  • Historically accurate from the large diameter truss rod, right down to the bevel angles on the plastics.
  • Rolled neck binding to assist in comfortably fitting the contours of the player's hand.
  • Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces for that vintage ES semi-hollow tonality.
  • Lightweight centre-blocks weighing in between 2.5lbs and 3.2lbs.
  • VOS Varitone switch provides an extra tone shaping capability straight from the guitar.
  • MHS Humbuckers scatter wound in the same style as highly sought after original PAF pickups.
  • One piece solid Mahogany neck with a 1964 rounded "C" profile.
  • Mother of pearl crown and Gibson logo inlays in the headstock.
  • Rich sixties Cherry stain behind smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer.

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Style: ES-345
  • Top: Maple/Poplar/Maple Triple Ply
  • Back: Maple/Poplar/Maple Triple Ply
  • Sides/Rims: Maple/Poplar/Maple Triple Ply
  • Binding: Tan/Black/Tan on top, Tan on back
  • Bridge: VOS Gold No Wire ABR
  • Tailpiece: VOS Gold Maestro Vibrola
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Sixties Cherry Stain

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Profile: 1964 Rounded "C"
  • Nut Width: 1.707"
  • Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut: White Nylon
  • Heel: Traditional
  • Inlays: Split Parallelogram
  • Inlay Material/Colour: Aged Cellulose

Electronics & Hardware

  • Neck Pickup: MHS Humbucker - Alnico III, Resistance DC: 7526 ohms, Resonant Frequency: 2859.84Hz
  • Bridge Pickup: MHS Humbucker - Alnico II, Resistance DC: 7963 ohms, Resonant Frequency: 2695.19Hz
  • Controls: 2x Volume & 2x Tone (CTS 550K Potentiometers), VOS Varitone Switch (CTS DP6T)
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Double Ring Tulip Button, 15:1 Ratio
  • Control Knobs: Vintage "No Logo" Black Top Hats with Gold Inserts and Dial Pointers, Varitone Chickenhead Knob
  • Hardware: VOS Gold
  • Case: Period Correct Gibson Hardshell