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Anonymous

Gibson ES-345Published on 06/02/09 at 14:48
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
. United States Tennessee Memphis (Memphis Custom Shop)
. Maple body with double notches and center console vents in Maple, with binding
. One pice Mahogany / Rosewood 22 frets Slim Taper Profile '1960 'inlaid' Split Parallelogram Pearl 'and binding
. Diapason 24.75
. '57 Classic humbucking pickups 2 with 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-position slecteur Varitone 6 positions
. Nashville Bridge + tailpiece Stopbar
. Gibson Vintage Tulip Mcaniques
. Fittings dorbr />. Book by tui Black Levant
. Colors: Vintage Cherry Red / Brown Transparent / Vintage sunburst.

Link:
https://www.gibson.com/_microsite/electricspanish/345.html

UTILIZATION

. Trs enjoyable Channel
. Accs easy to...…
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. United States Tennessee Memphis (Memphis Custom Shop)
. Maple body with double notches and center console vents in Maple, with binding
. One pice Mahogany / Rosewood 22 frets Slim Taper Profile '1960 'inlaid' Split Parallelogram Pearl 'and binding
. Diapason 24.75
. '57 Classic humbucking pickups 2 with 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-position slecteur Varitone 6 positions
. Nashville Bridge + tailpiece Stopbar
. Gibson Vintage Tulip Mcaniques
. Fittings dorbr />. Book by tui Black Levant
. Colors: Vintage Cherry Red / Brown Transparent / Vintage sunburst.

Link:
https://www.gibson.com/_microsite/electricspanish/345.html

UTILIZATION

. Trs enjoyable Channel
. Accs easy to acute
. Lgre and enjoyable
. The magic is Varitone
. Two input jack (Stereo & Mono) No need ... Whatever, provide play on a 2 amp simultanment can give an advantage in the sound mix, more!?!
A deeper:)

A nice review (in English) here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/pr-Gibson_ES_345_Reissue_Vintage_Sunburst/content_228658941572

SOUNDS

. Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Country ... Versatile wish
. Ampli used Blues Jr Tweed Jensen ltd ed
. From the well crystalline fat
. The '57 Classic suit him perfectly!
A well rounded, sublime, ditto and the legendary del ES-335!

Varitone test:

Position # 1: Bypass, no effect.
Position # 2:-8.5dB at 1875 Hz
Position # 3:-12dB at 1090 Hz
Position # 4:-15dB at 650 Hz
Position # 5:-16dB at 350 Hz
Position # 6:-20db at 130 Hz

Stro untested.

An absolute must:

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNY1NQky4E

https://www.gibson.com/_microsite/electricspanish/vid_johnnyJones.html

OVERALL OPINION

. A few days ago.
. The sound, the look, the perfect finish (Please Gibson Memphis TN), the Varitone.
Ng no points!
. I have tried many other hollowbodies before buying.
. CHRE enough in Europe, much less to USD.
. I would do the same choice and I will find a + good friend, an ES-335 Block Inleys RI 60's ... I know will be a luxury;))
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Grem_777Grem_777

Gibson ES-345Published on 03/22/10 at 03:44
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
View previous opinion which is very comprehensive!

It has everything you need and more. I put 9 because it lacks in my view, that would have made ebony touch softer and more jazz.

UTILIZATION

Having always played on strat before have I made a few months to get used to: a strat he comes in to make it sound. The 345, it must cherish:)
I have put 6 months / 1 year to get used to it! At the beginning I felt I regress into my game because the guitar does not forgive anything. I think it is also a quality instrument that it meets the finger to the eye and transcribed the slightest nuance in sound, including the bread!

Access to the treble is very good except for the last 2 boxes...…
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View previous opinion which is very comprehensive!

It has everything you need and more. I put 9 because it lacks in my view, that would have made ebony touch softer and more jazz.

UTILIZATION

Having always played on strat before have I made a few months to get used to: a strat he comes in to make it sound. The 345, it must cherish:)
I have put 6 months / 1 year to get used to it! At the beginning I felt I regress into my game because the guitar does not forgive anything. I think it is also a quality instrument that it meets the finger to the eye and transcribed the slightest nuance in sound, including the bread!

Access to the treble is very good except for the last 2 boxes where it goes, but limited.

The skyscraper is a bit heavy and bulky compared to a good strat (there are strat horribly heavy!). It is well balanced and cons the shape is nice. Standing is very comfortable.
The case is very poorly balanced and is well-broken when ***** must walk a little while.

The sound is just huge, the possibilities of setting dizzy, short of great art.

A small 9 because it's still hard to make more comfortable that a stratum (except the handle is a delight on the 345) and it is a bit heavy for my back.

SOUNDS

But good sound? Well, it's magic. This guitar has the sound, where they branch, even live on a sound card with nothing else, it sounds. She has a very strong character that shows through whatever type of sound (clean, OD, distortion) that is used, which makes it instantly recognizable.
Small clarification: the strings are mounted base really rotten and make the sound duller and softer. A change as soon as possible, even in the store.

The Varitone is not easy to tame due to the significant drop in volume between 1 and 2. So, not bad to go from a rhythm back to a big lead with a new twist. Beyond the 2 is pretty fun and it can have very different sounds while retaining the character of the guitar.

The stereo? honestly when I bought it, I saw it as a gadget that I never use. The day I tested the connection in 2 entries Hot Rod Deluxe at the same time, I realized she was in 2 notes made for this. It is hard to describe but even in a single 2-input amplifier, the sound is fuller, more airy than mono. When you begin to plug a wah on the microphone to the acute and severe micro-line, it becomes incredible. We can shape the sound of pots with the guitar and get a truly unique: I can put a wah sound of a jazz sound, clear sound and saturated at a time, half a tremolo ... It is limitless!
In short you'll understand as soon as possible, I play in stereo! I think that the BIG 'most' of the 345 and I'm surprised it is not known and in use more than that.

For the rest, the volume buttons and tone are very accurate and can really shape the sound. Almost too much for me as a novice gibson: I am confused, so, I tend to use some settings that I found and stored, rather than adjust each time. It will come with time.

The versatility is amazing: it can pull like a Les Paul but also sound like a jazz 137. I tested it with a friend who has a 137 custom, vacuum the 137 sounds a lot more jazz. When connecting, I can get a really sound the same (it must be said that the mics are). The best jazz sounds are produced by mixing a pinch of micro acute with the neck pickup. It compensates the lack of ebony.

I wear a 10 although on balance, it deserves 12 in stereo for the breadth and uniqueness it brings. Warning, if you try the stereo effects on a mic and not the other you'll be hard pressed to return to a single guitar ... You have been warned!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 2 years. I dreamed of a 335 for a long time and after testing moults (various gretsch, 335, 339, ibanez, and even PRS), I fell for 345 in the saying that Varitone bring versatility. Definitely it's the stereo which is the strong point of the guitar. The rest Varitone nice to use but damn, stereo ...

This guitar really surprised me, she can do anything. It is much more versatile than a Start! It can even approach the kind of sound the stratum (approximate only, eh) thanks to Varitone (position 3).

I played on strat since 15 when I bought the 345 and it took me almost a year to really be comfortable on it. Vindiou But, it's worth it!

I turn 10: this guitar is fabulous. Each time I take a slight smile comes to lip just because it's mine: p
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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: ES-345
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/06/2004

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