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Gibson Reveals Marcus King Signature 1962 ES-345

Marcus King
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The guitar is based upon an original family heirloom.

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres and has emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Gibson Custom Shop reaches the pinnacle of American craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through historical accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail. Gibson is proud to release Marcus King's first signature guitar, the Gibson Custom Shop Marcus King 1962 ES-345 electric guitar.

The Marcus King 1962 ES 345 guitar is based upon an original family heirloom of King's and handmade by the expert luthiers and artisans of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN and is available worldwide.

A fourth-generation musician, the 25-year-old, GRAMMY-nominated, singer, songwriter and guitar phenomenon, Marcus King--the namesake of the Marcus King Band--is quickly becoming one of the most soulful voices of his generation. The new Gibson Custom Shop Marcus King 1962 ES-345 guitar reflects more than just the craftsmanship that brings to life the young phenom's sonic stamp. It's an homage to King's own family heritage, and a highly personalized recreation of the classic Gibson ES guitar that was handed down from King's grandfather to his father and finally to him as he takes his family's musical legacy to stages worldwide. The Marcus King 1962 ES-345 is equipped with a pair of Custombucker humbuckers, a 6-position mono Varitone switch, audio taper CTS potentionmeters and Black Cat capacitors, an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, a Sideways Vibrola, Stop Bar bushings with a "Custom Made" cover plate, gold Grover "milk bottle" Rotomatic tuners, an engraved "Stereo" truss rod cover, and is finished in Sixties Cherry VOS. A Custom Shop ES case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Marcus King belt buckle are also included. The custom designed belt buckle is hand-carved, hand-cast and hand-finished in the USA by Maker and Smith and inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Marcus King's home state of South Carolina.

Marcus King 1962 ES-345