The Gibson Custom Shop's Marcus King 1962 ES-345 signature model reflects more than just the craftsmanship that brings to life the young phenom’s sonic stamp. It's a reflection of his own heritage, a highly personalized recreation of the classic model that was handed down from King's grandfather to his father and finally to him as he took his family's musical legacy to stages worldwide. It's equipped with a pair of Custombucker humbuckers™, a 6-position mono Varitone switch, audio taper CTS® potentiometers 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 buckle was hand-carved, hand-cast, and hand-finished in the USA by Maker and Smith. The custom design was inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Marcus King’s native state of South Carolina. The Gibson Custom Shop limited-edition Marcus King ES-345 is a recreation of a specific vintage Gibson guitar; a 1962 ES-345 with a rare feature, a Sideways Vibrola tailpiece. Because this tailpiece was designed for flat-topped SG models and not for archtops, it does have the potential to graze the finish if used, just like the original guitar. Gibson Custom Shop is committed to reflecting the historical accuracy and playing experience of Marcus King’s original guitar including the tailpiece.