If you aren’t, you need to get one. The original 335 had dot position markers and a mahogany neck. I've got the stereo jack and I just soldered the two leads together in the phone jack. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The problem, that's no longer always possible. If it wasn’t for a little chip in the back of the headstock, I’d be calling it mint. Holy Virtuoso Polish, Batman! If there are two, ss there a difference in the quality of the guitars that they produce? Litstening to your mp3s made me wonder. Es-335 in the store: http://www.dijkmanmuziek.nl/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_94&products_id=3955. Having two black 345s at once must be some kind of record. This is the plant where the "production" model ES guitars are made. A lot of folks don’t like the stereo wiring and the Varitone switch but those can be removed if you choose to do so. All the parts are original and the guitar is in good condition. Stereo wiring is intact. This 61 looks like its never been played. B.B. The red 345 just had I had this for a couple of years. Top stripped and a whole bunch of plugged holes but double whites and a great player. It doesn’t get much better than this. Jag har en Es 345 frÃ¥n 1963 med nr 106676. Ergonomically ES-345 least comfortable due to larger size. The 345's Varitone adds some really cool tones. In the end, I kept the 335, but I would ideally love to have both. If you don’t have the equipment to do this, take it to your local tech. Just look at the price difference in a Memphis 335 and a Nashville reissue 335, and I have played both, they are not comparible. Privacy Policy | There’s good news and bad news. If you don’t have one, pull the mono cord halfway out of the jack and see if your bridge pickup comes back. How about sealed double white PAFs? In general what can I expect from the years 1960 to 1965. 1st was a cherry red w/ factory Bigsby purchased new in early ’68. They will be smoking’ hot. King liked this but most reviewers don’t think much of it. They are all from 1960. One was mine for a while. Great site, thank you. Now, THAT is a custom shop, even if most of its time is wasted these days make fake relic guitars. You can try this link now (needs a few basic improvements, but now it has a cool image of a Varitone dial): http://aspspider.info/fjk335/Varitone.aspx. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... Vintage 1966 Gibson ES-335 Pickguard Narrow Bevel ES-345 1967 1968 1969 ES335 ! I am trying to date the controls but can not identify the manufacturer. Advertiser Disclosure. Changed Vari-Tone ring-should be gold. This ES-345 is an original stop tail from 1964. It is a great coincidence. I bought it in Eritrea, from an American army man in an American military base at Asmara. There for a while they were making regular 335 models in Memphis and Nashville and it was pot luck on where one's came from. I wish I recorded something more coherent for the mp3 clips. Looks to me like a 66 or 67 with an added stop tail (should be trap). Thanks for listening. I saw that the es models are produced in memphis. The 345 and 355 also had a multi-position Varitone switch. Because I thought that the only cutom shop was in memphis, but i saw on the internet that there's also one located in nashville. based on personal opinion - which one do you guys think would be better for rock (some hendrixy fuzz blues tones and more modern foo fighters type distortion) and a little funk rock. Paste as plain text instead, × If it’s a 67, cut those numbers by more than half. Watch black guitars in 2016. something about it that stood out, soundwise. Charlie, what would a headstock break do to the value of one of those nice ’59 ES-345s? The Gibson ES-335 Dot has been known by more than one name over the last three decades, but it's undoubtedly singular in its popularity as one of Gibson's most well-known reissues. True to form, the 1958 335 got dots. Although I do wish I had kept the old 335, I'm a guitar player, not a collector, and need only one ES in the stable. Sadly (and my own fault), it was stolen. time. ALSO, I’m wondering if anyone knows the names and history of the phenomenal builders at Gibson Kalamazoo who shaped the necks on the 335’s, 345’s, 355’s, 350’s, Barney Kessels, L-5’s, Byrdland’s, Les Paul’s, SG’s, etc., from ’52 rheoufh ’64 ?? . Therefore they call EVERY guitar that is made there a Custom Shop model. Really Nice ’60 345. . I don't trust a Gibson I haven't played now days. The 335 has pre T-top orange-wire Patent number humbuckers, and I assume the 345 has the same, or has early T-tops. This is a well played ’63 that lives in California now. (not looking at the price). Because of the quality difference between the plants the Gibson es-335 '63 block reissue (historic) custom shop faded cherry is the best guitar out of my option? It could be a number of things. Kul att ha ett nummer sÃ¥ nära varandra. This is a stunningly clean guitar. [/quote'], http://www.dijkmanmuziek.nl/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_94&products_id=3955, http://home.att.net/~njsignals/music/varitone.htm. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. It circuit, though I have a friend with a ’60 cherry red 345, minus the vtone and For me. Satin finish (MAP $2,599), Glosss finish (MAP $2,999) Dot (MAP $2,999), ES-345 (MAP $3,299) and a figured top (MAP $3,699). I have owned close to 500 of them over the years. The near mint pieces never last long around here.. The fancier binding and the split parallelogram markers make for a very classy instrument. I especially love the shape of the 1961 guitars…wide and shallow. I'm not much of an improvisor... Are you happy right now with Gibson's quality control from any site? I first considered a new Custom Shop dot inlay reissue 335, but decided to have a look at the new 345 reissues that were available at the time. Call 203 858 0098 or email me at okguitars@gmail.com, If you want to comment, please use the comment form on the post or photo. The neck pickup functions normally. I happen to see a youtube on this. Late 59. Most Gibson ES-335 are eligible for free shipping. When Gibson introduced the 335 in 1958, it was considered (by Gibson) to be the bottom of a new line of semi hollow guitars. I saw pictures of the custom model and i did like the faded cherry colour on that one. This one was refinished but was still stunning. There for a while they were making regular 335 models in Memphis and Nashville and it was pot luck on where one's came from. How effective is this? To me , anyway. Gibson calls the Memphis plant a "Custom Shop". I wanted to get a Gibson es-335 '63 block reissue (historic) custom shop faded cherry, but i have to order that one. Looks like a legit Gibson in any case. I really appreciate it. Are you happy right now with Gibson's quality control from any site? The Gibson ES-345 was originally an ES-335 interpretation with a six-way Varitone selector. I assume you are using a stereo cord. Thanks for posting that link, Larry. This is the earliest with a chunky neck and the black VT ring. Of course, any musical instrument should be test driven before buying, but in todays retail climate, that is not always possible. ES-345 etc has more midrange tonally than the other 2. “First Rack” ES-345 (OK, maybe second). Bad? For 2020, Gibson has several models listed but not all are available yet. I am dead certain that this is the very first black ES-345 made and maybe even the first black ES thinline. Stunning. I recently owned an example of each; a stock '67 ES-335 and a slightly modified '68 ES-345: Both guitars are fantastic, but they do sound quite distinct for one another, and I assume the Varitone circuitry and the different tailpieces has much to do with it. Get the best deals on gibson es 345 vintage when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. The guitar I used had been converted to mono before I bought it, so no stereo cable was involved. A lot of folks don’t like the stereo wiring and the Varitone switch but those can be removed if you choose to do so. The 1958 355 was next and got large block markers and when the 345 was launched in the Spring of 1959, it got something in between-the twin parallelograms that it still features. The colour was Cherry Red, gloss finish and I found it to dark. has value to me in the studio and live for unusual rhythm and funk sounds. In this video, I talk about the legendary Gibson ES 335 and give you several facts about the guitar itself. This 63 had a big fat neck and is a pretty rare bird. Happy to post readers guitars. I think perhaps the volume pot on the bridge has failed but wanted to ask before I start taking things apart. Just another photo of the three colors these came in? I have a good 2006 Memphis' date=' a good 91 Custom and several more going back to 1963. All Lucille s have Fat 50 s necks . I've been completely satisfied with the "Upgrade". RSS. Not good enough for you? As for color, I prefer the Tobacco finishes, but all that is subjective. Just going through the thread and see it was Dennis looking for the guitar, not Spitball. And Is there a big difference in a 'normal' es-335 and a custom shop model? Stay tuned. Gotta be a Gibson this time. It had very Mickey Mouse-ish ears for a 66, This is one of the 59s in the “Three Sisters” photo. I should just bite the bullet and get it to the web. Any others had bb1 & 2 in them. You can post now and register later. New or used Gibson ES 345 guitars meet the specs of the ES series but with a few features that stand out. I have a 2014 59 Es 345 with MHS in them. [/quote'], Hey' date=' is was Spitball that posted the Varitone sound files, imagine that. For live performance I use #'s 1 & 3. These are somewhat different than the later ones. It’s an all original, near mint 1959 in RED. It may be a 63 or it may be a 67. OK Guitars is located at 11 Railroad Street in Kent, CT. Open Friday through Sunday and by appointment during the week. $195.00. 345 forever! Different bridge pickup rout and “short leg” pickup (sometimes). great and had some balls for sure. A 60 with a sideways that even smells new. Below is a hold on those features and why they matter: The ES mark - The ES symbol is important, for it stands for Electric Spanish. Sounds to me like a nice 335 would do the trick for you. My apologies for the momentary off-topic post. Most sources agree that 317 of Gibson’s new thinline semis left the factory that year – 267 in sunburst (ES-335TD) and 50 natural (ES-335TDN), marketed at $267.50 and $282.50 respectively. The 345 is overall slightly warmer and more compressed than the 335. I BUY, SELL & TRADE THEM. nice guitars btw!!! It used to be you went to your local music store that was the "authorized" Gibson dealer and had twenty or thirty Gibsons to spend the afternoon checking out. The ES-336 was the first fully carved semi-hollowbody guitar as well as a smaller instrument than the ES-335, with a body width of 13 inches and a length of 16, verses the ES-335’s 16 ½-inch width and 20-inch length. I will have to purchase from afar. I also wondered, if the factory has the PU magnets not oriented the same way. I have since created a simple .aspx webpage that allows you to click on a picture of a Varitone dial to get your desired setting (with the same sound files underneath), but I've been to cheap to pay for a host provider who supports ASP.NET. A local dealer found me a beautiful sunburst Historic 345, and the first gig I played with it I absolutely fell in love with it and sold the old 335. This assumes the jack is still a stereo jack. I found I Bu6t i assume that the Gibson es-335 '63 block reissue (historic) custom shop faded cherry is made in nashville because there is also a memphis es-335 on the market. Maybe I can find a compass and check the PU oientation. From an aestitic standpoint the 345 is more ornate with more bling, such as the gold hardware, split parallelagram inlays, fancier body binding and such, and bling is always good. The Gibson ES-335's neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from jazz to dirty blues. Apologies. This one has a factory Bigsby. I got this ’60 from an old gospel player in rural North Carolina. I also have owned numerous 355's, 345's and 335's in addition to the smaller varieties of Gibson's semi solid line.  Nope. Are these the custom shop models, or is there also a 'normal es-345? I didn’t buy it because I thought it had been renecked. View online or download Gibson ES-345 Owner's Manual Good grief, people spend extra money just to buy master-built guitars made by particular luthiers in the Fender Custom Shop. Thanks for any insight. That serial number was used in both years. But the 345 was a stereo guitar with a Varitone circuit and not everyone wanted that. As long as we're posting pics, here's my 335 and 345. Even when you beat the crap out of them for 40 years or more, they keep on keepin’ on. An in depth discussion of all things related to vintage and newer Gibson ES-335, ES-345 and ES-355 electric guitars. When I select individual PU, it is much louder than if I select both position (middle position). The ES 345 is perhaps my favorite guitar of all time. Stranger things have come along but not many. I'LL HELP YOU DATE, EVALUATE & APPRAISE THEM. Someone here posted a link to some sound bites they did on the comparison of the Varitone settings, I will try to look it up again and post it here. Although some of the higher Varitone switch numbers get kind of choked, the others are very useful. I've been collecting buying and selling ES 335/345/355 guitars for 20 years. It’s mine (for now). Some of those thinned-out tones (settings 2-4 in particular) just drip with vintage vibe. I buy lots of them. I know people preferences to certain guitars, like many other things, are subjective versus objective. I have a ES 345 TDC year 1963. Everything worked fine and it was my fave guitar of all Mint. The last time the '59 Historic was listed--definitely a Nashville product, as I have one--the list price was also $6845. This Alzhiemers is great . Hey, is was Spitball that posted the Varitone sound files, imagine that. They usually cost less than the […] If you want to email me, you can find me at okguitars@gmail.com. Bottom line, try before you buy. Can someone tell me if there really is a big difference in a normal gibson and a custom shop gibson? I want a 345 but do not see many in West Canada. That They only made 50 of them. Even the gold is almost all there. This guitar is not a historic or reissue, and Gibson does not claim it to be, but in my opinion it's not a custom shop guitar either. Display as a link instead, × The current Memphis built 345 is not a "Historic" or "Reissue", nor is it intended to be. The ES 345 is perhaps my favorite guitar of all time. If you have a Gibson guitar and you don't know what it is, email me or bring it to the shop at 11 Railroad Street in Kent, CT. You can reach me at 203-858-0098, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gibson-stereo-Guitar/113461770484?hash=item1a6ad938f4:g:A3AAAOSwIddcGB4f. I got my first one in 1966 when I was 14 years old. Product Comparison: Epiphone ES-335 PRO vs Gibson ES-335. I've owned a Johnny A, Pat Martino Custom (like a 336), and a ES-345 all from Gibsons Custom Shop. This stunning 1960 stoptail 345 was bought at auction by me. It would be nice if it was a “real” es345, but I have my doubts! Oh well, c’est la vie, c’est la Yes. The 335 has more articulation and sparkle, for lack of a better term. I've also owned both. It is awesome. Please re-post to the Readers Gallery page. Condition matters as well and the photo you sent tells me nothing about that. The ES-345 also upped the ante with an optional stereophonic output jack, gold plated hardware, large split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, and a thicker three-ply edge binding than that of the original Gibson ES-335. a fine guitar, too, but not as great as that 1at one. You explain it very well. i've played a dg335 i was hooked by the sound of it. Hi – I have a 1968 345 Stereo. I played with it till 1966. × Joe Bonamassa says “black is the new blonde” and I think he might be on to something. I believe it is a 76 model because the serial number format is 00 xxxxxx, Probably stripped and resprayed unless the guitar was blonde to begin with.   Pasted as rich text. It was mine for a minute or two. Especially ‘cuz thank you for your comment. Can you say clean? A 63 345 can be worth as much as $15000 (mint) or as little as $6000 (refinished and/or neck repair) depending on originality and condition. The ES-345 had double parallelogram position markers and the ES-355had rectangular block makers on an ebony fretboard. The 345 is overall slightly warmer and more compressed than the 335. The numbers/codes are rubber stamped rather than mechanically stamped. Does gibson have two custom shops. Compare prices on new and used Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue Electric Guitars on Reverb. I had pretty much worn out the 335 and needed a replacement. They came in four colors and the one in the middle is called Argentine Grey. I was an idiot and allowed oit to happen. Years of Production: 2002 - 2010. My I use the 335 too and will throw this into the mix, a lot of the tone has to do with the saddle setup. So you're saying that the es-345 is only made in memphis, and that is the only option i have if iw anted to buy a es-345. This would simplify marketing, advertising, and consumer information. Stay tuned, this one is coming back. The finest ES-345 I’ve ever seen. I'll second both your view on the Memphis plant, L5Larry, and the hope that Admin might chime in on how in the world you can call a whole plant making standard models a custom shop. I think it was the first year, maybe even 1st model. The lack of competition in the retail Gibson market, as with any product, will affect quality control. This one was allegedly borrowed from its owner by Duane Allman which is why it’s usually referred to as “The Allman” Now owned by Hugh Hardy in Toronto, One of the finest 345s I’ve ever owned. Oops! guerre! liked, with a trapeze and had been converted to mono already. Flip to the bridge position, and you’ll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean. It’s different from the normal sunburst in that there is no red. Can someone tell me the playing differences between the 345 and the 335 and difference in the sound of the guitars? Johnny A has more highs & clearer lows due to longer scale length. It’s killer, just awesomely Gibson. On average, about how much more do they charge for a "Nashville" guitar (20, 30, 40%. As Bullwinkle used to say “three at once!” Yep, I’ve got three 59 ES-345’s in the shop now and each is just a little different. Thanks, Grover. The bridge pickup only delivers a very, very faint signal to the output. They aren’t always predictable. Near mint very early 60 ES-345. could get bypass the stereo by petting the cable in only as far as the first click, not all the way. This mid 60’s, probably a 66, ES-345 had been stop tailed and Schallered and was that funny Sparkling Burgundy color but it played great and was cheap. Near mint with Mickey Mouse ears on a 66. It’s a very rare 59 RED ES 345. Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 2:59 pm • ES 335, ES 345 • RSS 2.0 feed • leave a response or trackback 27 Responses to “Stop Tail vs. Trapeze” musicaine says: I’m probably an anomaly here, but I actually like the Varitone. Look at those ears…M-I-C-K-E-Y you know the rest. Great site. More recent additions (and subtractions – models come and go) include the 336 and 339var… Here’s another 59 ES 345 TDN. The ES-339 is born from another fusion of Gibson models: the ES-336, which was launched in 1996, and the ES-335. I’d still have it today for sure. Busted neck, two holes in the top and mostly changed parts. Serial No: 106696 One of only 6 known to exist. I had also the Gibson stereo amplifier GA-79RVT, but unfortunately I sold it in 1968. Thanks I there is, has it a big difference with the custom model? Such a versatile and beautiful instrument! Clear editor. Yes, that’s the wrong Varitone ring. Can you look at the picture and identify for me or give me your thoughts on them. I would really like if you guys helped me to give some advice on which guitar is the best for me. They were initially produced from 1964-1971, and reissues have been produced periodically since the initial run. I have a good 2006 Memphis, a good 91 Custom and several more going back to 1963.   Your previous content has been restored. Hi kaicho, Thanks for the compliment. The 335 has pre T-top orange-wire Patent number humbuckers, and I assume the 345 has the same, or has early T-tops. I don’t think it would be the volume control but squirt some pot cleaner in there just in case. I have trouble understanding why the Gibson ES-335 is normally more expensive (new & … Years of Production: 2002 - 2010. Good news-original finish ES-345TDN. . So i decided to take a look at a 'normal' gibson es-335 in the store and play on it.   Your link has been automatically embedded. A297xx. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Send a photo of the front of the guitar and the back of the headstock and I’ll be able to tell you what its worth. Really. The "real" Custom Shop models and reissues are made in Nashville. red 345 was the one I really wanted and it hurt to lose it. My name is Charlie Gelber. I just bought one and was wondering if the previous owner had the paint stripped off and refinished or if they came like that. I need to know what parts are not original. Watch. For what it's worth, I can talk a bit about some late-60's examples, which is probably not exactly the same as the new models. Some of those thinned-out tones (settings 2-4 in particular) just drip with vintage vibe. Re: Gibson explains MHS II vs MHS I pickups differences Good choice. The Gibson ES-335 FIND OUT ABOUT THESE FABULOUS GUITARS THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF THE GIBSON LINE SINCE 1958. Any thoughts as to what the problem might be? It is a first rack (short leg PAF and huge neck) and was shipped in April of 1959. × Because i can only see the colour on photos of the custom model, can anyone tell me if the colour looks the same in comparison to the es-335 in the store or are different (Because i would prefer a brighter red on the custom model? Truly the best sounding guitar I have. It could be the pickup-taking a DCR reading will be helpful. Are these the custom shop models' date=' or is there also a 'normal es-345? I was at a guitar store saturday to look at a gibon es-335 (red colour). I don't trust a Gibson I haven't played now days.[/quote']. I Owned this 66 a while back. I bought this ES-345 guitar in 1964 from a friend.   You cannot paste images directly. In the end, for me, nothing gets it done better then either a 335 for 99% of the semi solid work I would use it for, or a 355 for the 1% and the looks if … The guitar played nice, only I didn't like the colour very much. For example the "'63 ES 335 Block", with a list price of $6845, is almost certainly the only Nashville-built ES 335 currently listed on the Gibson website. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gibson-stereo-Guitar/113461770484?hash=item1a6ad938f4:g:A3AAAOSwIddcGB4f. The Gibson site shows a "'59 Dot Reissue", with a list price of $5649. And with the price differential, not even Gibson thinks so. Two Trini Lopez signature models were developed based on the ES-335 model, known as the Trini Lopez Standard and the Trini Lopez Custom. It is my opinion that the Historics and Reissues coming out of the Nashville are superior instruments to the ones built in Memphis. Gibson ES-345 Pdf User Manuals. Many years later I found a walnut ’72 I Rare 59 stop tail ES-345 TDN. This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. It seems that some players complained to Gibson about the 335 being too plain for the price. I there is, has it a big difference with the custom model? I changed it to a gold one before I sold it. I also saw a gibson es-345 colour: triburst with gold hardware and i found that guitar just beautifull. I can’t appraise a guitar based on a photo of the label. I mean, I know that Gibson can call anything whatever it wants, but when you compare the Gibson Custom Shop idea to the Fender Custom Shop--well, there really isn't any comparison. This would simplify marketing, advertising, and consumer information. I They made only around 100 something of them in sunburst that year. Get the best price on Gibson ES-335 at Guitar Center. Thank you very much for the info. Although I can’t verify this, I am fairly sure the ES-355 (and maybe the ES-345) had maple necks instead of mahogany. GIBSON ES-335 ES-345 ES-355. Gibson is not making any Historic 345's at the Nashville Cutom Shop at the present time, so for a new 345 you don't have that option. It’s really $7.95 shipping. Usually, when you use a mono cord with a stereo guitar you won’t hear anything from the bridge pickup with the cord all the way in but electronics are a funny thing. The Gibson ES-345 was originally an ES-335 interpretation with a six-way Varitone selector. 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