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2016 1964 ES-345 Olive Drab Green Bigsby Mono Varitone
2016 1964 ES-345 Olive Drab Green Bigsby Mono Varitone
$4,999
The 1964 ES-345 Olive Drab Green VOS is a historically accurate re-creation of this much loved semi. It comes in an exotic alternative vintage finish that never made it to the originals of the '60s. That's complemented by split parallelogram fingerboard inlays and period-correct plastics, hot hide glue neck and body construction, matched potentiometer sets, rolled fingerboard binding and a great set of MHS humbuckers for true PAF tone.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Vintage Plain
Binding: 3-ply (Tan-Black-Tan)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: Lightweight centerblock
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.: 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
 
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 gm / 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
 
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
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3358 cm / 1.707"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
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 Cellulose
Dimensions: 31.75 mm x 21.59 mm / 1.250" x 0.850"
Average Weight: 147.4175 gm / 5.200 oz
Finishes
Olive Drab Green
Color Code: OD
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Olive Drab Green
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
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. Nickel V.O.S. Nickel
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 Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Varitone
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 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 gm / 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. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14889 / 430-14890
 
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. Nickel
Part number: 430-10155
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Bigsby B-7
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11336
Weight: 308.4428 gm / 10.88 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. Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply short ES-335 with 45 bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-12035
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts (V.O.S.) / Chickenhead Knob (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19201A (Vol), 430-19200A (Tone) / 430-19221
 
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: Black Varitone Switchplate (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19303
 
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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