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2016 ES-345 Premier Figured
A beautifully and tonefully rendered semi-acoustic
$4,999
The 2016 ES-345 Premier Figured brings serious upgrades in both construction and appearance to a model that is already hugely popular. Highly figured maple top and back look stunning beneath a Faded Lightburst finish, while inside the body thermally treated Adirondack spruce braces and maple centerblock enhance resonance for rich, luscious tone. An ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, a new neck shape, Historic truss rod, MHS humbuckers, redesigned Varitone circuit and other features complete a package that sounds as good as it looks.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: AAA Figured
Binding: 3-ply (Tan-Black-Tan)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: AAA Figured
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: Hot hide glue for braces and centerblock, Franklin Titebond 50 for rim assembly.
Etc.: Thermally engineered Maple centerblock and Adirondack Spruce braces
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The soundwaves 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: Rounded "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.59 mm / .850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.13 mm / .950"
Other Materials: Assembly 65 glue
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 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
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875"
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: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875" @ nut, 5.2375 cm / 2.062" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Tan
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
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
Faded Lightburst
Color Code: FB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: 330
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Dark Walnut Stain, Morning Yellow, Tobacco Brown/Cherry mixture
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped:
Color Code:
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Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
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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)
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: Gold plated steel Gold 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: Gold plated Gold plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.21
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7526 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2859.84 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound. 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
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Varitone
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
  Orange Drop .022 mF Orange Drop .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson "Supreme" Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Syncronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430-14016 / 430-14017
 
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: ABR with Titanium Saddles
Material: Vintage alloy base / Titanium 2 saddles
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-10103
Weight:
 
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: Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-11739 / 430-10930VL
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply black ES-335
Part Number: 380-12063
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hat
Part Number: 430-19669
 
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
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown Durahyde
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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