20% price drop

Price reduced !  1 Owner. Serial # 900183. I have owned this item , having ordered it from Gibson in 1970 through Medley Music in Ardmore Pa. ( 48 years)  It traveled some and was used moderately in the mid 70's to early 80's as my go to electric in a touring environment.  It has since been either occasionally played locally or mostly under the bed.
I am now near 70...have arthritis and I can't imagine that I will be gearing up to to play Wembly anytime soon. 
Condition: 100 % original. I list it has excellent as it's only failing are 48 years of age & some dust. There is some lacquer crazing, which only enhances the ambering of the clear coat and a few soft nicks on the black edge of the headstock. Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The guitar was set up by Medley's tech in the 70's ( now the well know luthier Rodger Sadowsky) and I have not felt the need to touch it all these years. It did have Grover tuners for a short time in the 80's but were replaced with the original Klusons, which I had retained, as I felt they didn't hold the tuning as well with the Grovers. This guitar plays just as it did 40 years ago. 
I believe the 340 was given short shrift by Gibson. The blending concept allows 2 tonal qualities that are very difficult to obtain otherwise. Setting the blender around 3, and working your tone and gain accordingly the elusive " woman tone" is right there. This is a fine blues guitar. Conversely, 7 will closely resemble the rich tones found in some " Fat arch tops".  The 0 & 10 gives you the 335. The strings are D'Addario XL. The case is a Lifton and shows the expected wear. I never bought branded cases.
Yes I am asking the high end dollar for this guitar. It has never been on market. It is as close to original and ready to play as any vintage Gibson you can find. 
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Heavy wall cardboard box w/peanuts, UPS Wgt appox 20 +lbs. At Reverb cost. 
Professional packing is available. 
DAKS Global Logistics 122 Mill Rd Suite, k1110, k1120 Phoenixville, PA 19460 484.879.6678  They will contact you with a quote for any level of packing/crating and handling or carrier you desire. 
Otherwise, Local Pick up or delivery is available.  


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Excellent (Used)
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Brand Gibson
Model ES-340
Finish Natural
Categories Semi-Hollow
Year 1970
Made In United States
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Body Material Maple
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Body Shape Double Cutaway
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Body Type Semi-hollow Body
Neck Material Mahogany
Wood Top Style Plain
Finish Style Gloss

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122 Mill Rd.
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Gibson ES-340 Natural 1970 1 Owner
$4,250
+ $150 Shipping