1964 Gibson ES-345TDC, Cherry Red, Extremely Rare Lefty!

This is a Left Handed 1964 Gibson ES-345TDC. I have only seen 4 other Left Handed Golden Era(pre-1965) ES-345s: 2 from 1960(I currently own one), 1961, and 1962(which I previously owned). I have not seen any from 1964 – this is probably the only left handed 1964 ES-345.

The original owner had his name inlayed into the original fretboard, which was replaced with an Ebony board at that time. Recently, the guitar was shipped to Lay’s Guitar Shop and the fretboard was replaced with a historically-correct Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Double Parallelogram inlays(receipt from Lay’s included in the case). The fingerboard binding and nut were also replaced at the same time. There are side dot markers on both sides, which is historically correct for a vintage left handed Gibson. Lay’s also did a refret and complete setup – the guitar feels and plays great. Dan Shinn does great work at Lay’s!

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1964 Gibson ES-330TDC, EXC 100% Original Condition with OHSC!

This is a guitar I sold back in 2011, and it’s in the same EXC, original condition. I’ve only had 2 left handed Golden Era(pre-1965) ES-330s in over 30 years, the other being a 1960. And I’ve only seen one other lefty 1960-64 ES-330, and it was the dreaded single pickup model. So from my experience, the left handed Golden Era ES-330s are much rarer than the ES-335s.

This guitar retains the beautiful and vibrant Cherry Red finish, all nickel hardware, 1 11/16 nut width, tune-o-matic bridge, reflector cap knobs, original black case with Marigold interior. Nice and light weight: around 6 1/2 lbs.

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Gibson 1953/1957 Les Paul Goldtop, Mirabella Conversion, the Only Lefty!

This is the only 1950s Lefty Les Paul Conversion done by renowned NYC luthier Chris Mirabella.

With perfect, untouched solder joint PAFs, original covers, original pickguard(cut for PAFs), electronics, poker chip, switch tip, tuners.

Here is the link to Mirabella Guitars: http://www.mirabellaguitars.com/

The Tone from 1950s Old Wood with PAFs can not be duplicated – Accept No Substitutes!

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1964 Fender Candy Apple Red Strat, Pre-CBS Custom Color Strat!

This 1964 Fender CAR Strat currently resides with the 2nd owner, who states: “The original owner had this guitar since new along with other pre-CBS Strats from 1954, 1958, 1960, 1963, and early 1965. Over the years he sold all of his guitars but kept this one as this was by far the most best sounding Strat of them all.”

The guitar has a fair amount of honest playing wear accumulated over the past 53 years, with the Gold undercoat showing in several areas. The guitar is all original according to the current owner, with the exception of a 5-way switch, one Tone pot, and newer hardshell case. True pre-CBS with the spaghetti logo, and Candy Apple Red – Leo’s favorite custom color!


Neck Plate: L48811
Neck Stamp: 2SEP64B
Pickups: 10-29-64

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2011 Gibson ’67 Flying V, Historic/Custom Shop, Near Mint with COA/OHSC!

This is a 2011 Gibson ’67 Flying V, short Maestro Vibrola, Historic/Custom Shop model, Antique Natural finish, Mahogany body/neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware, Gibson Deluxe (Kluson-style) tuners, reflector cap knobs, pickups are BB#2/neck and BB#3/bridge. Has a nice medium Neck profile – .85/1st fret, .99/12th fret. The V has a nice light weight at around 7 lbs.

This guitar is unplayed and in Near Mint condition, with just a handful of tiny dings on the back, some very light aging on the chrome tailpiece. Has one added strap knob on the bottom horn. It looks like a new guitar – this is the last Gibson guitar from a collection of unplayed modern era high-end Gibsons. The V was purchased in 2011 from Max Guitars in The Netherlands.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Explorer, Clapton Cut, Cherry, Heavy Aged, New with COA/OHSC!

This is one of the coolest guitars to come out of the Gibson Custom Shop: 2018 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, Extra/Elbow Cut, with a heavy aged One-Piece Mahogany Body, Faded Cherry Finish, Gold plated Nickel hardware. This model is patterned after the 1958 Explorer owned by Eric Clapton. It is brand new with OHSC, COA, and all paperwork/tags. The weight is light at only 7 lbs, 12 oz. This is only one of a limited run of 5 in the Faded Cherry.

Model Background

So few 1958-1960 Explorers were ever made that sightings of these are rarer still. The most notable, however, is likely the ’58 acquired by Eric Clapton during a U.S. tour in 1974 from Alex Music in NYC. I saw Clapton during the 461 Ocean Blvd. tour of 1974 at the West Palm Beach International Raceway. I recall him playing this guitar – he played it for a few cuts before the weather turned bad(there were tornados in the area that day).

The guitar was used for several tracks on the album E.C. Was Here. Also seen draped around Clapton in a prominent Music Man amplifier catalog of the mid ’70s(see pic), this guitar apparently had been modified by a previous owner, who cut off a portion of the Explorer’s angular upper-rear bout.

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