Semi-acoustic electric guitar with MHS II pickups, Varitone circuit and Maestro Vibrato , including case and certificate

The Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony combines classic End ’50s Appointments with modern manufacturing techniques and turns out to be a first-class Semi-Hollow electric guitar with excellent sound characteristics and the familiar playing comfort. Gibson The body is made of classic maple-poplar laminate and stabilised by a centre block made of thermally treated maple, while the glued mahogany neck lies comfortably in the hand thanks to the “60s” profile. Two Gibson MHS II Humbucker and the hand-wired ” MTC Premiere Mono Varitone ” circuit with six-stage Varitone switch on the guitar amplifier provide a particularly broad spectrum of top-class blues and Rock sounds. Last but not least, the Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone has a Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with string riders Titan , classical Maestro Vibrato Tailpiece and Kluson-Style mechanics.

The Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony convinces with comfortable playing characteristics and particularly versatile sounds for Blues and Rock .

The mahogany neck Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony is glued to the body.

Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 in classic design

The ES-345 Maestro Varitone uses Gibson the traditional three-layer maple-poplar laminate for the construction of the top, back and sides, while the centre block is made of thermally treated maple and has resonance openings. Accordingly, a particularly warm and lively acoustic timbre characterizes the sound image while at the same time being insensitive to feedback. With the “60s” profile that is not too strongly shaped, the glued mahogany neck also offers optimum playing characteristics across the entire rosewood fingerboard.

Two MHS II Humbucker with hand-wired “MTC Premier Mono Varitone” circuitry provide a versatile sound spectrum.

MHS II Humbucker and Varitone circuitry

The electrical sound conversion of the Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony two Gibson MHS IIs Humbucker is carried out. As authentic replicas of the legendary PAFs, the pickups convince with a particularly warm sound, which skilfully captures the airiness Timbre of the semi-acoustic construction and supports the expressive playing of the electric guitar with lively dynamics. The hand-wired ” MTC Premiere Mono Varitone “-circuit with ” Orange drop”-capacitors allows a precise adjustment of the sound image, whereby the six-stage Varitone switch in addition to the True bypass in position 1 has five different Notch- Filter switches ready to cut a certain frequency range and thus allows strong character sound variations.

Kluson Deluxe Double Ring Tulip Mechanics on the headstock of the Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone guarantee an exact and stable tuning.

Maestro Vibrato Tailpiece and Tune -O-Matic with string riders from Titan

Last but not least, it Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony convinces with high-quality Hardware equipment that combines classic and modern elements. The traditional tailpiece is used accordingly as a tailpiece. Maestro Vibrato Tailpiece for dazzling pitch changes. From the tailpiece, the strings run out Titan over an Tune -O-Matic bridge with string riders, which guarantees an optimal adjustment of intonation and string position. On the head plate, Kluson Double Ring Tulip mechanics behind the bone saddle also guarantee precise and stable tuning.

The Gibson ES-345 Maestro Varitone 2019 Ebony at a glance:

  • Semi-Hollow Electric guitar, manufactured in the USA
  • Serial number 10029712
  • High-gloss nitrocellulose finish in ” Ebony “
  • Body with top, back and sides made of three-ply maple-poplar laminate
  • Center block with resonance openings made of thermally engineered Maple maple
  • Glued mahogany neck with ” Rounded Mid ’60s “profile
  • rosewood fingerboard with ” Split Parallelogram “-inlays
  • One Gibson MHS II rhythm Humbucker in neck position
  • One Gibson MHS II lead Humbucker in bar position
  • Hand-wired ” Gibson MTC Premiere Mono Varitone “-circuit with ” Orange drop”-capacitors
  • Six-stage Varitone switch for calling up five different notch switches. Filter
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with string riders from Titan
  • Gibson Maestro Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Kluson Double Ring Tulip mechanics
  • Including guitar Gibson case and certificate


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Memphis
  • Design: ES-345
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Pappel/Maple
  • Back & Sides: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
  • Solid Centre Block: Yes
  • Binding: 3-ply, C/B/C
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Profile: Rounded Mid ’60s
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: Split Parallelogram
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 57.0
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
  • Bridge Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Lead
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 3-Way, VariTone Schalter
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Electronic: MTC Premiere Mono Varitone
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1, Titanium-Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrato
  • Tuners: Kluson Double Ring Tulip
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • String Gauge: .010 – .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes