Gibson Custom BB King Stereo ES-345 Reissue (2003) Vintage Sunburst (MINT) PRICE DROP


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Sep 24, 2020
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Another piece from the vaults

No trades on this one please

This was a limited run from 2002-2010

Mine is a 2003, within the first production year. It is dead mint and has no issues, frets are at 98%

Everything is original on this guitar. Since it is a 2003 it does not include a COA or “Custom Shop” logo on the case but this is in fact a custom shop guitar. A prime example is any Les Paul Custom from the 90’s.

$5000 on reverb
Was $4500
$4250 shipped, buyer covers the PayPal fee

The original ES-345 debuted in 1959 in response to demand for an upgrade on the revolutionary new semi-hollowbody design of the ES-335, with Vari-tone electronics and double-parallelogram inlay. Some things never change. The demand for the ES-345 is still there. And so is the Gibson guitar ES-345 Reissue.

B.B. King’s original axe! 2 ’57 Classic humbuckers with 6-position Varitone switch, stereo and mono jacks, and all-maple semi-hollowbody let this Gibson classic electric guitar belt out the blues like nobody’s business. This super-versatile musical instrument holds its own on jazz, rockabilly, country, and even rock stages. Parallelogram split pearloid inlays on the bound rosewood fretboard, multi-ply top binding, nickel hardware, split parallelogram fretboard inlays, and bound back provide sumptuous looks. Mahogany neck, tune-o-matic bridge, and stopbar tailpiece. Comes with Gibson deluxe hardshell BB King case. The sweetest singing axe of the Memphis blues reborn!

Features + Technical Specs

Body & Hardware

Plain laminated maple top, back and rims

16″ (W) X 19″(L) X 1.75″ (D)

Multi-ply binding on top, single-ply binding on back

Nickel hardware

Nashville TOM bridge, Stopbar tailpiece

Knobs: Black tophat with nickel insert and nickel pointers

Neck & Headstock

1-piece mahogany neck

22 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062″

Peghead Pitch: 17°

Thickness at 1st fret: 0.800″

Thickness at 12th fret: 0.875″

Heel Length: 0.500″

Neck Joint Location: 19th fret

Headstock Inlay: Holly

Pearloid split parallelogram inlays

Single-ply binding

1960 Slim taper neck profile

24 3/4″ scale length;

1 11/16″ nut width

Includes black levant case

Exterior: Black smooth levant hardshell

Interior: Classic Navy Velour

Silkscreen: Gold ‘Gibson’ and ‘BB King’ logos

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