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1959 Gibson ES-330T

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Factory Order #: S2806-25

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .90/.98, 1st/10th frets

Finish: Original tobacco sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

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

Hardware: All original nickel hardware includes Kluson Deluxe tuners, no-wire ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, raised diamond trapeze tailpiece, P-90 pickup with black cover, 5-ply pickguard with support bracket, Gibson truss rod cover, gold bell volume and tone knobs adjustable truss rod.

Notes: Introduced in 1959, the ES-330T 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. Made for only three years between 1959 and 1962, the ES-330T remains among the most comfortable and versatile electric guitars Gibson ever made.

From the very first year of production, this gleaming guitar has been maintained in superb condition, without cracks or repairs, and the original sunburst finish is remarkably free of pick, buckle, and thumb wear. At just 5lb. 8oz. the guitar is phenomenally light in weight: the body and neck are exquisitely balanced, and the instrument sits easily on the lap or the shoulder. The original P-90 pickup produces a sparkling tone: clear, detailed and rich in harmonics, and all the original hardware remains fitted to the instrument.

The gleaming original dark sunburst finish highlights the birdseye maple body to great advantage, and contrasts elegantly with the jet-black pickguard. The frets are classic medium-jumbos, and the action is smooth and low over the classic '59 traditional full C neck profile. Apart from a few wisps of scattered checking in the lustrous sunburst finish, the guitar shows few signs of age altogether.

A magnificent example of a rare and highly playable 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: Deluxe black plush lined fitted hardshell case.







































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