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How to tell if an ES 345 is real or fake


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2 hours ago, IanHenry said:

Should the jack plug socket not be on the face of the guitar like on a 335?


2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Yes and right below the Tone Suck Device it looks like there's a mini dip switch.

I had an old 335 with a coil splitting switch but it was a full sized toggle, not a mini one.


tone suck device?


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Here is a guy you might recognize with a real one.


The jack is on top, it has the classic tone such knob, but no little switch under the tone sucker. His has the Lyra, I guess that is what its called or call it extra weight, and the whammy for all his Steve Via-like dive bombs, and acrobatics, and the big old much sought after harmonica bridge.


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