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1966 Gibson ES-330TDC

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SN #: 850936, orange oval label

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 9/16"

Finish: Original sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

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

Hardware: Original hardware includes twin chrome P-90 pickups, ABR-1 Tunematic bridge with nylon saddles and retaining wire; beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with nickel support bracket; Gibson truss rod cover; Gibson gold reflector cap bell volume and tone knobs, 3 way pickup selector switch. Vintage correct hand antiqued nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners.

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 between 1959 and 1972, the ES-330TD remains among the most comfortable and versatile electric guitars Gibson ever made.

It's rich vintage sunburst finish highlights the slab-figure maple body to great advantage, and contrasts elegantly with the jet-black pickguard. The frets are perfectly crowned classic mid 60's style original medium-jumbos, famously easy to play. Weighing in at a phenomenal 5 lb. 14 oz., the body and neck are exquisitely balanced, and the instrument sits easily on the lap or the shoulder. The original P-90 pickups produce a sparkling tone rich in harmonics, with exceptional clarity and detail. In stunning condition, the original sunburst finish is remarkably free of pick and thumbwear, with only typical light checking, a few scattered finish dings, and a tiny patch of buckle scuffing. A very short hairline crack has been soundly resealed in the headstock, and the contour is fast and sleek, with a gentle "C" profile, sitting effortlessly in the hand. An gorgeous example, and one of the greatest all-purpose players from the Golden Age of Gibson electrics.

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 black arched gold plushlined hardshell case.







































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