This is a vintage 1960 Gibson ES-345TS+V electric semi-hollowbody guitar. Without question the most exotic example ever discovered, this particular ES-345 is miraculous for several reasons: firstly, the top is comprised of (2) book-matched pieces of unprecedented figured curly/flame Maple which meet perfectly at the center seam of the top. Secondly, this one owner instrument was preserved in the utmost condition and remains in indisputably mint cosmetic condition and includes; the original Lifton hard case, original purchase receipt from Ernie Ball music, the original Stereo/Mono instrument cable and original PAF paperwork. Of the 251 made in 1960, this is the finest in existence.
After some intensive research, it was discovered that only a small handful (less than 2 batches and fewer than 20) were made with similar tops to this guitar. Additionally, since this ES-345 was crafted in early 1960, it features a larger ’59 profile neck and not a thick, less desirable shape.
ES345, ES345TSV, ES345-TSV, ES-345-TSV, ES355, ES-355