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1964 ES-345TDC No Varitone
$4,499
An interesting twist on a classic: the 1964 ES-345 in Sixties Cherry, Gold Hardware, but without the Varitone! All the vintage style and tone of the traditional slim taper cutaway body with Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces Maple top, back & rims and period correct Tan-Black-Tan binding, Mahogany neck with Aged-Celluloid Split Parallelogram inlays in a Rosewood board with nylon nut, MHS Humbucker pickups wired into Vintage style "no logo" matched potentiometers, V.O.S. Gold hardware, Kluson Double Ring tuners, and nicely rolled neck binding for that comfortable vintage feel. Best of all, owning one of these will put you in an exclusive club with only 49 other members in the world. Gibson Memphis Limited Run of 50.
 
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Figured
Binding: 3-ply (Tan-Black-Tan)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Figured
Binding: Tan
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Figured
Weight
Weight Relief: Lightweight centerblock
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50, Maple centerblock, Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES (Semi-Hollow with slim taper cutaways)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: 1964 Rounded "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.32 mm / .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 376.4817 g / 0.830 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Crown
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body.
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3358 cm / 1.707"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483"
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378"
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273"
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785"
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365"

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.318 cm / 1.700" @ nut, 5.6718 cm / 2.233" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Tan
Side Dots (Color): Tortoiseshell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Split Parallelogram
Material: Aged-Celluloid
Dimensions: Large: 31.75 mm x 21.59 mm / 1.250" x 0.850"
Small: 44.45 mm x 5.715 mm / 1.75" x 0.225"
Average Weight: 147.4175 g / 5.200 oz
Finishes
Sixties Cherry
Color Code: SC
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: 330, Aniline Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Sixties Cherry Stain, Cherry
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: V.O.S. Gold plated V.O.S. Gold plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
  Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Black Beauty .022mfd/200v Black Beauty .022mfd/200v
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Double Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 g / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Gold
Part numbers: 430-14010 / 430-14011
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: No Wire ABR
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Gold
Part number: 430-10160
Weight: 61.235 g / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483"
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378"
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273"
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785"
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365"
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightweight Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Gold
Part number: 430-11739
Weight: 113.3981 g / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply ES-345 with 45° bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-12063
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Vintage (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats w/ Gold Inserts
Part Number: 430-19208 (Vol), 430-19207 (Tone)
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Period Correct Hard Shell
Color: Black & Yellow
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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