SOLD! - 1967 Gibson ES-345 TDC Cherry
"Want to get Back to the Future?"
The ES-345 was introduced in the April 1959 issue of the Gazette and sold for $345.00 in sunburst finish. Since its debut this classic has been seen on stage by everyone from Dicky Betts and Chuck Berry to Elvin Bishop, B.B. King, Vedran Mirčetić, Freddie King, and Marty McFly...
The year before was a pivotal point in the evolution of the electric guitar for the Gibson company. Old models were changed and many innovative designs were introduced at the end of the this decade and the beginning of the next. The avant garde Flying V and Explorer were shaking off Gibson’s reputation as a conservative and traditional builder of instruments and the very first ES-335 and the Les Paul "Burst" would (later on) change the world of music forever.
Gibson was often just ahead of the competition in design changes, but they were truly inventing a new kind of instrument with the introduction of their double cutaway thinline electrics. The double cutaway design was almost immediately copied by the Fred Gretsch Company (redesigned Chet Atkins) as well as by Guild Guitars (Starfire series). The most important design innovation by