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 Post subject: 800 Series Vibrato or 3 Pickup Vibrato model?
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:31 pm 
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hi everyone!

it's about time they expanded this site :)

i've been trying to identify my guitar for years. it's been passed down in the family, and i think slightly customized.

the serial # is hard to read- that is either an 8 or a 3.

so i've narrowed it down to either an 850 or something called a 3 pickup, which i can't find any info on.

i made a little slideshow. eventually i'd like to auction the guitar.

you can view pics here:
http://www.ppweb.net/ebay/guitar/index.html

do any of you have input that could help me identify the model?

much appreciated!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 800 Series Vibrato or 3 Pickup Vibrato model?
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:37 pm 
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It's a Model 345, serial number 3V144, which translates into a production date of 1958. Obviously it's not wearing the original finish currently.


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 Post subject: Re: 800 Series Vibrato or 3 Pickup Vibrato model?
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Interesting fretboard inlays on this one too, more like a Combo model although there were hollowbodies that used these patterns as well...nice guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: 800 Series Vibrato or 3 Pickup Vibrato model?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:32 am 
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thanks guys!

my step-father's dad played this guitar, and i remember hearing something about him having short arms so the fretboard was customized or something. ill have to find out before i eBay it.

anyone have an approx value i should look for so i dont get ripped off?

i wish i knew how to play it, id keep it!





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 Post subject: Re: 800 Series Vibrato or 3 Pickup Vibrato model?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:15 am 
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thanks guys!

my step-father's dad played this guitar, and i remember hearing something about him having short arms so the fretboard was customized or something.


I thought Lennon played a short arm guitar.........


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