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1959 Announcement of the Gibson ES345TD

From the May / June issue of Gibson Gazette

Gibson Gazette, May/June 1959

Gibson announced the ES-345T to dealers in May 1959, in the Gibson Gazette newsletter. The new stereo wiring was clearly a huge selling point; the guitar was listed alongside three Gibson stereo guitar amps.

Quite a few new instruments by Gibson debuted in 1959; alongside the ES-345, there was the ES-355T, ES-120T, the EB-0 bass guitar and an entire range of 11 amplifiers.

Announcement of the Gibson ES-345T electric guitar from 1959

NEW and first from Gibson..
true stereophonic sound for the guitar
New STEREO GUITAR ES-345T
More tonal effects than ever before!
New "Vari-tone" built-in tone selector... stereo wiring and Y cable
Three-position toggle switch... six pre-set tonalities at each position
Twin pickups in super-sensitive Gibson humbucking design, each with separate tone and volume controls
Mahogany neck... adiustable truss rod construction
Adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece for perfect intonation

Now - the surrounding sound of stereo comes to the guitar, and music becomes magic... an exciting, thrilling experience for player and listener alike. This new Gibson can produce any sound you’ve ever heard from any guitar. The "Vari-tone" switch produces 18 separate sounds and creates hundreds of voices when coupled with tone controls. Though marvelously versatile, it is uncomplicated... may be used with stereophonic monaural, or two-channel amplifier. The double cutaway thin body jazz construction brings you the finest sustain and tone color with Gibson's low, fast, professional string action. In gleaming golden sunburst finish.

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Spectacular 1960 Gibson ES-345 guitar. Near-mint, all original, twin PAFs. With rare GA-79RVT tweed amp included. See more pics at this photobucket link: https: / / beta photobucket com / u / bahijadances / a / 338cdb95-bc4a-4053-973b-de32b88b7ab9 This guitar is a time capsule, period. Not only is it in sterling near-mint condition, it’s all original down to every solder joint, every molecule. From the frets to the killer PAF pickups to the tuners, to the gleaming sunburst finish. It looks ... more

Vintage 1959 Gibson ES-355 ES-345 Melody Maker Strap Buttons - 1960 1961 1962 63

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration, A completely original and fantastic Vintage original 1959 set of Gibson Strap Buttons Correct for a variety of 1959 Gibson guitars these are in great shape with the original screws. Rarely available for sale! WE SHIP WORLDWIDE... more

1966 Gibson ES-345 Cherry Red (GIE1065)

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Up for sale, a 1968 Gibson ES-345TDW in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. One of Gibson's premier semi-hollowbody models and an enduring favorite, the ES-345TDW is an upscale version of the 335, with gold hardware and a six position Varitione tone selector rotary switch, still wired for factory stereo operation. Collector-grade and featuring the original Walnut nitro lacquer finish, this ES-345 has a feel that is instantly comfortable and intuitive, delivering a ... more

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For consideration is a vintage Gibson ES-345TD semi-hollow electric guitar. Going by the serial number and label, it appears to be early 1970s. It is in nice condition overall, but does show wear from past use. There is checking throughout the neck and body. The Grover Deluxe tuning gears are not original. It has an added 3-position varitone toggle switch. The center position is normal. Although it isn't clear because it wasn't taken out, the other two, according to our guitar tech, possibly ... more

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