2016 Gibson ES-345 ’64 Premiere Figured (SOLD)

SOLD
This is such a breathtaking guitar. It’s a limited edition model called Gibson ES-345 ’64 Premiere Figured. It has so many features that a “Standard” 335 / 345 doesn’t have:
– extra nice AAA figured maple top, back and sides
– the best Gibson semi hollow MHS pickups (Memphis Historic Spec, low turn, hand-wound version of the CustomBuckers what they put in the R series Les Pauls)
– hot hide glue neck joint
– quarter-sawn thermally engineered Adirondack spruce bracing fitted with hide glue
– ABR-1 Bridge with Titanium saddles
– Historic Truss Rod
– Split-parallelogram Inlays
– High Gloss Nitro Laqcuer…

“These are new for this year,” says Mike Voltz, director of R&D/product development at Gibson Memphis, “but all the changes are internal. We started working with thermal treating a couple of years ago – so, here, the centre block is thermally engineered.

“The bracing is quarter-sawn thermally engineered Adirondack spruce, and we adhere the braces with hot hide glue and that helps to create a guitar that’s acoustically louder, open, and with more clarity.”

Check out my videos with it:

These changes aside, our classic centre block thinline semi is pretty identical to the recently-reviewed ES-275, measuring 42mm at the rim, and 409mm wide ( just over 16 inches). There’s no yellow-toned top coat here, so the look is a little more contemporary.

This Limited Run of 2016 Premiere Figured ES-345s are as ear-catching as they are eye-catching. The Memphis Tone Circuit to provide a supple signal chain spanning from gritty twang to rich smoothness all in the flip of a Switch or the pop of a Tone Pot.

These guitars were sold way above £4K (don’t mix these with the 2016 ES-335 / ES-345 Figured models as those don’t have these features, the Premiere Figured models have very different much more high-end specs)…probably EU dealers still have some in stock for £4000+++…these are very hard to find ones on the second-hand market as they are so amazing, I bet all owners are very happy with them…

However, this is great opportunity for you to buy this guitar in VERY VERY NEAR MINT CONDITION! I played a few Jazz/Blues Duo gigs with it, and recorded some videos with it, so it has a minimal playing marks, that’s all.

It obviously comes with it’s Gibson Memphis certificate and original hard case for £2800. SOLD

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ES-345 '64 Premiere Figured
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GBP 2800
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