Original factory Left-Handed 1960 ES-345TD, with original factory stop(with no other tailpiece ever on the guitar). The Golden Era ES-345 in the special-ordered Left-Handed option is about as rare as the ES-335 from the same period; I’ve only seen 3 pre-1965 ES-345s in Lefty!
This one is in EXC overall condition with a beautiful and simply sublime Sunburst finish and a little bit of birdseye in the maple! 100% original except for pro refret(vintage spec wire), the typically shrunken tuner tips have been replaced, Varitone removed and in the case. Great weight at around 7 1/2 lbs. This 345 is A33701, less than 200 numbers from my righty 1960 ES-345TDC: A33896. These numbers would be from the 1st half of 1960(May-June) where you still have the bonnet knobs carried over from 1959.
The PAFs are 7.85K/Neck and 7.80K/Bridge and sound unbelievable. Neck size is the flatter profile typical of 1960: .815 at the first; not quite as flat as the ES-345TDC(the neck profile flattened out throughout the year).
With this earlier 345, which has the long guard, long magnet PAFs, bonnet knobs, bakelite tip- I no longer miss my lefty 62 ES-345, which was a fine guitar with factory Bigsby but no factory holes for a stop conversion.
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