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1966 Gibson ES-330TD

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Serial #: 844493

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24.9" Nut Width: 1 9/16"

Finish: Original tobacco sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with block pearl inlay.

Hardware: Original chrome hardware includes orginal twin P-90 pickups, original trapeze tailpiece, original Tuneamatic bridge; original black bonnet volume and tone knobs; correct antiqued beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with nickel support bracket; correct nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe 16X1 tuners, original Gibson truss rod cover.

Notes: Introduced in 1959, the ES-330TD ("Thin Double-cutaway") combined cutting-edge innovation with traditional design. The slim depth body is a delight for the player to hold. Greatly reducing feedback, the trim profile still retains the graceful lines of the classic Gibson archtops. Best of all, the 330 has a fully hollow body, like the Byrdland, ES-350T, and the famous George Gobel L-5. Ideal for jazz, blues and everything in between, the hollow tone chamber produces a fatter, warmer tone than semi-solid models, and is blissfully lighter in weight. Unavailable since 1972, the ES-330 remains among the most comfortable and versatile electric guitars Gibson ever made.

The condition of the instrument is excellent, with original sunburst finish free of pick and thumbwear, and just a bit of light normal checking and buckle wear. A single hairline crack along the treble tuner screw line has been immaculately resealed, and the headstock has never been broken. The rich vintage tobacco sunburst finish highlights the slab-cut figured maple body to great advantage, and contrasts elegantly with the jet-black pickguard and black bonnet control knobs. The neck has a gentle "C" profile, and is wonderfully slim and fast. The frets are the classic mid 60's medium-jumbos, famously easy to play. The body and neck are exquisitely balanced, and at just 5lb.11oz. the guitar is notably lightweight and rests effortlessly on the lap or the shoulder. The original P-90 pickups produce a sparkling tone as rich as the warm sunburst finish. A superb example of a true '60's classic.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Plush hardshell case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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