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NGD ES-345

Mars Hall

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Howdy all! A guitar I’ve known about for a long while finally came up for sale. I’m fairly certain it’s a 1961 with a 4 digit embossed serial number. Original everything that includes case plus candy and the Gibson Invader Amp! The only thing missing, which will be forwarded when found, is the original sales receipt. IMG_0545.jpegIMG_0546.jpegIMG_0544.jpegIMG_0547.jpeg
 

jb_abides

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It shrunk and darkened but seems to be holding up. Is there any way of keeping it from getting worse?

Not to my knowledge, apart from taking it off and using a good replica. Keep the vintage one aside in a paper envelop.
 

brandtkronholm

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Howdy all! A guitar I’ve known about for a long while finally came up for sale. I’m fairly certain it’s a 1961 with a 4 digit embossed serial number. Original everything that includes case plus candy and the Gibson Invader Amp! The only thing missing, which will be forwarded when found, is the original sales receipt. View attachment 23787View attachment 23788View attachment 23789View attachment 23790
With the 1st fret inlay! A feature seen only on the 1961 ES345s!
Very, very cool! Congratulations!
Provide a playability and tone report when you can!
(That gold hardware looks almost brand-new! Wow!)
 
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