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Marcus King 345 Signature Model.

Amp360

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I actually looked at that earlier. I’m looking for a 345 but I’m not really into what this guy does and 7k seems high to me. I’m sure someone will buy it.
 

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Marcus wasn't the guy who made me want an ES-345, but when my wife and I saw him open for Tedeschi-Trucks, he came onstage with his red ES, I nudged my wife and said, "that's my dream guitar right there". A year later I got my own "Big Red".


That's what I'm looking for but righty!
 

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Makes me want to take out my 345. Cool!

Humm I would think the varitone would be reverse for a lefty. My righty 345 turns from 1-6 clockwise. Wouldn't the lefty varitone would go in the other direction?
 

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Makes me want to take out my 345. Cool!

Humm I would think the varitone would be reverse for a lefty. My righty 345 turns from 1-6 clockwise. Wouldn't the lefty varitone would go in the other direction?
Vintage lefty Gibsons are not wired left handed, unlike Fenders and PRS. FWIW, I hate left handed wiring, and I'd love to know how many lefty players really like it. PRS at least uses reverse numbered knobs, but Fender uses the same knobs as a righty, so 10=0.
 
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Vintage lefty Gibsons are not wired left handed, unlike Fenders and PRS. FWIW, I hate left handed wiring, and I'd love to know how many lefty players really like it. PRS at least uses reverse numbered knobs, but Fender uses the same knobs as a righty, so 10=0.
Yeah I don't play lefty, but I guess the lefty players are used to the volume and tone pots that still turn the same for righty or lefty so why not the varitone as well. OK.
 

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Vintage lefty Gibsons are not wired left handed, unlike Fenders and PRS. FWIW, I hate left handed wiring, and I'd love to know how many lefty players really like it. PRS at least uses reverse numbered knobs, but Fender uses the same knobs as a righty, so 10=0.
It funny, right? How hard would it have been to flip the guts of a couple of pots to make them lefty back in the day?
 
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It funny, right? How hard would it have been to flip the guts of a couple of pots to make them lefty back in the day?
Yeah My guess would be they just didn't make enough of them to justify the "reverse" electronics.
 

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Yeah I don't play lefty, but I guess the lefty players are used to the volume and tone pots that still turn the same for righty or lefty so why not the varitone as well. OK.
In my case, that's just the way I feel. I'm old enough to remember dimmers that were dials, even dials on the TV or radios, so I'm well used to the idea of of increase being a clock-wise turn. I don't need to have the pots on my guitars turning any other way.
 

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In my case, that's just the way I feel. I'm old enough to remember dimmers that were dials, even dials on the TV or radios, so I'm well used to the idea of of increase being a clock-wise turn. I don't need to have the pots on my guitars turning any other way.
So, no need to shop at Flanders' Leftorium?
 

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I remember meeting and seeing Freddy King in early 1971. He was sensational! Just a super nice guy as well! But he was already one of my guitar hero's back then!
 
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