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2016 Gibson ES-330TD 1961 Figured VOS

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Factory Order #: Q1357-6

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .82/.91, 1st/12th frets

Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; highly figured maple top back, and sides; solid rosewood fingerboard with dot pearloid inlay, Adirondack spruce braces.

Hardware: 100% original nickel hardware includes twin MHS P-90 pickups with black covers, Kluson Deluxe 15:1 tuners, Bigsby vibrola tailpiece, ABR-1 Tuneomatic bridge; 5-ply pickguard with nickel support bracket, Gibson gold bell volume and tone knobs, CTS volume and tone pots with 'Black Beauty' capacitors, bell truss rod cover,.

Notes: Introduced in 1959, the ES-330TD 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-5CT. 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. Discontinued in 1973, the ES-330TD remains among the most comfortable and versatile electric guitars Gibson ever made.

Gibson's most fanatically faithful reissue of this classic model, the '61 VOS (Vintage Original Spec) is crafted with figured maple of extravagant intensity, supported by quartersawn Adirondack spruce braces, joined with period correct hot hide glue. The neck has the coveted gentle medium "C" profile specific to this era: neither clubby nor too slim, sitting effortlessly in the hand. The frets are the original early 60's style mediums, famously easy to play, and this guitar is fitted with the classic gold bell knobs, discontinued later in this model year, and a factory original Bigsby vibrola tailpiece.

At just 6lb. 10oz. the guitar is nicely light and well balanced, sitting smartly on the lap or the shoulder. The original-spec MHS P-90 pickups are scatter-wound with Alnico II magnets in the bridge position, and Alnico III at the neck, for true vintage tone; clear, detailed and rich in harmonics. This spectacular instrument is in 100% original, virtually unplayed condition, complete with its original Certificate of Authenticity.

A breathtaking example of a legendary classic from Gibson's Golden Age of electric guitars. One only: call now.

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: Original Gibson deluxe arched black plush lined hardshell case.







































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