1960 Gibson ES-345 hollow body electric guitar, made in USA, ser no A3xxx7, factory order number S9xxx 21; Finish: sunburst, lacquer checking, blemishes and other minor marks; Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood; Frets: refret; Electrics: working, original PAF pickups, covers re-soldered, wiring alterations/ maintenance; Hardware: original Kluson tuners replaced with gold Grover’s (old holes filled), typical wear to gold plating, switch tip changed, Case: yellow lined Lifton black hard case; Other: possible neck repair, ‘Stinger’ to the back of the head removed and clear lacquer overspray, new reset dowels placed beneath bridge; Overall condition: good for age

*The FON dates to 1959, whilst the serial number suggests early 1960. This combination is consistent with the hardware including the desirable long pickguard and rare bonnet control knobs. The back of the head previously had a ‘Stinger’ which has been removed and later clear lacquered

*Sold with CITES certificate no. 562246/01

Estimate £4000-6000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £7800  (14th December 2017)