1969 Gibson ES 340 335 345
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-24)
Price : US $3,000.
Offered for auction is a beautiful 1969 gibson ES 340(ser # 540xxx). You will be hard pressed to find a better example anywhere. This rare gibson model was only made from 1969-1974 with a total production number of 1,561 Es 340's made..ever.. This 1969 ES340, and other Gibsons, are the last year of the 'union made' 'orange' lable gibsons. The ES 340 was offered in walnut and natural finish colors. The natural finish was the more rare color of the two and only 240 natural color ES 340's were made in 1969. The ES 340 was more expensive that the ES 335 model.
The ES 340 had the exact ES 335 sound, but had an additional 'out of phase' option that sounded like the old P90 ES 5 or Es 345 giving players the 'T bone Walker' style sound. This ES 340 is all original except for a tuner upgrade years ago( the original holes and screws are still in place). This 39 year old guitar has turned a nice golden color hue with cool patina in the nitro finish. The tone on this guitar is warm and fat that only a 40 year old Gibson can offer. This ES 340 is in excellent working condition. The volume pot is a little scratchy and needs to be cleaned. There is a blemish on the back of the neck, and one in the bottom F hole's binding(see pics). Yes the ES 340's had F hole binding!! There are several other small marks in the 40 year old finish, but you have to really look. These ES 340's are rare and rarely come up for sale. I have not seen a nicer one than t
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-24)
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