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NVGD - 1963 Es345

Progear

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NVGD - 1963 Es345 - UPDATED

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First I want to thank everyone for there insight on a previous thread regarding '64 es335.

after some research I discovered in order to get a'59 or a '64 es335 I would need more funds to reach my goal.. No biggie, I'll wait till that time..

well,

I came across a player grade 1963 es345 in cherry, No original parts except the wiring harness and beat up knobs. Original finish with alot of player wear and checking, but no breaks..

so i pulled the trigger, And she arrived last week .

I Removed and sadly put away the Varitone harness and installed a new Wiring Harness

She's feels and sounds amazing... Neck shape is similar to my 56/59 LP conversion but with less of a D shape..

Install these parts for now, while i hunt era correct parts: Throbak 101 LTD Pickups, Pigtail ABR, Repo Knobs, 60's TP & 50's Kulson Tuners..


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GotTheSilver

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Awesome! :dude: Congrats! She is beautiful!

But we do need better quality pics to do that guitar justice!
 

mistersnappy

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. Neck shape is similar to my 56/50 conversion but with less of a D shape..

I know that's probably a typo, but I keep waiting to see someone convert a guitar *backwards* in time someday! :)

Nice guitar. I've been jonesing for a red ES lately.
 

brandtkronholm

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1963 is the same year as the Marty McFly 345 that he played at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance back in 1955. :spabout
So it has that going for it - in addition to already being an awesome guitar. No breaks and original finish = fun with modern replacement parts! The possibilities are endless!

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CDaughtry

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Gorgeous guitar! I'd source a pickguard for it if it were mine.:yah
 

latestarter

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Mr Danelectro will make you one for a fraction of that...and it will look n feel real old n all!
 

chuckNC

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Mr Danelectro will make you one for a fraction of that...and it will look n feel real old n all!
+1. On a player like yours a nice wide-bevel repro guard like Danelectro makes would be the way to go. You could put the $ you save toward something else.
 
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gcat

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Congrats! My '67 355 is a similar 'player'. Great guitars.
 

Progear

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thanks for the nice comment gents... i updated the thread with some high res pics... enjoy ...
 
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