1967 GIBSON ES345TDSV (Stereo Varitone) - Serial No.903938
Yellow Sunburst with gold plating

This is an original 1967 Gibson ES345TDSV manufactured in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is not a re-issue.
It is part of Gibson's ES  (Electro Spanish) line of Thinline semi-hollow electric archtop guitars.

The Gibson ES-345 Introduction Specs:
Thinbody, double cutaway, semi-hollow body with solid maple block down center, stereo electronics, 2 humbucking pickups (PAFs), 2 volume and tone knobs and a switch, Vari-tone rotary tone switch with black ring, Tune-O-Matic bridge, stop tailpiece or Bigsby vibrato, laminated beveled-edge pickguard that extends below the bridge, triple bound top, single bound back and rosewood fingerboard, double parallelogram fingerboard inlays, neck joins body at 19th fret, crown peghead inlay, gold plated parts, sunburst or natural finish.
Then the 1960 and on, Gibson ES-345 additional enhancement specs: 
Shorter pick guard that does not extend past bridge pickup, gold ring around Vari-tone switch, the PAF pickups replaced with patented HH pickups (see photo) and Cherry finish became available.

History of the guitar and its owner:
I am the second owner and purchased it from the original owner in 1968, From the beginning the intent was to set up the guitar for audio recording and occasional live performance of blues and jazz. This required greater tuning and tone stability as well as greater sustain than provided by the stock guitar with a Bigsby vibrato, Kluson tuners and nylon saddles. These were replace professionally (Sound Post, Evanston, IL) with Grover tuning machines, a stop tailpiece, and metal saddles for the Tune-O-Matric bridge. These changes resulted in significant improvements in natural sustain, intonation, tuning stability and overall playability. A partial re-fretting was done by John Gray of Champaign, IL in the mid-seventies.  The electronics, including the humbucking pickups, are original including its stereo configuration. A 1/4" stereo cable with split left and right monaural jacks is included as is the original Fortress hard-shell case. 
The guitar is remarkably clean for a 56 year instrument that has seen studio recording work as well as the occasional live performance. There are a few chips around the tuning machines as well as very fine finish cracks on the top and the gold plating is largely worn off of the HH pickups and tone/volume controls. The guitar is free of any major scratches, dings or body cracks.
This is a guitar for musicians who like to play and appreciate the sound and feel of the classic Stereo ES-345 Gibson.

Reasons for Selling
A number of years ago I started to focus on flat and fingerpicking with a Martin HD-28, In addition, I acquired a mid-nineties Stratocaster Plus which i immediately fell in love with as an incredibly versatile and playable axe.  It is a question of preference not quality. As such, I rarely play the 345 and it's a shame to have such a great, classic electric guitar collecting dust in the corner of my studio.
This is a great sound, great playing vintage ES-345-TDSV with wonderful tone and natural sustain.