1961 Gibson ES-345 in its original BLONDE finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the nut, possibly the cover for the bridge position pickup, two of the tuning keys (the originals are included but have broken buttons), and the frets as it was re-fretted with slightly wider frets a long time ago. It's also 100% complete including its original hardshell case. It's in EXCELLENT condition with only some extremely minor nicks + dings, and other cosmetic wear. This guitar was used with some type of protective back pad that was held in place with the strap buttons, and two small straps that wrapped around the narrow side of the body and secured by the two upper pickup ring screws for the bridge position pickup. The back pad has left some very light impressions in the finish from case storage while the pad was still on the guitar. These impressions are only noticeable when light reflects directly on those areas which are mostly on the back of the body. There is also an extremely tiny pinhole on the top of the body between the anchors for the tailpiece. Everything remains structurally sound with no cracks, breaks, or repairs. All electronics work and sound great with its original pair of PAF pickups. This 345 was factory wired as mono varitone.
For customers in the United States we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards for payment, as well as bank wire transfers, Paypal, postal money orders, Western Union, or personal checks (we must wait about 2 weeks for the checks to clear before shipping the item). For international customers, we can accept Paypal, a bank wire transfer, or Western Union. If paying with a credit card please call us with your payment information at 618-201-5848 and we can usually ship the guitar out the same day.
Our guitars are usually packed the same business day that we receive payment. We take the utmost care when packing our guitars and basses to assure that they arrive safely. We detune all guitars so that there is no tension on the neck, then the guitar is packed inside the case so that it does not move during shipment. After the guitar is safely packaged inside the case we wrap the case with several layers of half-inch tall bubble wrap. After the guitar is wrapped it is placed into one of our custom-made double-walled cardboard boxes of the appropriate size. We then use packing peanuts or packing paper to fill any negative space in the box so that the guitar is secured with several inches of padding and does not move around. This way, even if the guitar is mishandled during shipment, it will arrive safe and sound. Our guitars are usually shipped the same business day that we receive payment. Most of our guitars are shipped UPS, and items are always fully insured. If you would like a guitar shipped with FedEx or USPS, please let us know and we can accommodate your needs. Because of insurance the price of shipping will vary, so please email us for an exact shipping quote. Shipping for most guitars will be around $50.
If you feel that we have misrepresented anything, please contact us within 48 hours, and ship the guitar back to us. After we receive the guitar and it is in the same condition as when it was sold, we will give you a full refund minus the shipping charges.