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1966 Gibson ES-330TD

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SN #: 428132

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: 100% original hardware includes twin P-90 pickups with chrome covers, Gibson trapeze tailpiece, ABR-1 Tuneamatic bridge with nylon saddles and retaining wire; wide beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with nickel support bracket; nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners; original Gibson truss rod cover; original Gibson gold reflector volume and tone knobs

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 neck is fast and sleek, with a gentle "C" profile, and sits effortlessly in the hand. The frets are perfectly crowned classic mid 60's medium-jumbos. Weighing in at a mere 5 lb. 11 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: clear, detailed and rich in harmonics. In superb condition, the guitar has all original hardware including electronics, metal parts, pickguard, and knobs. The guitar shows no cracks or repairs and the original sunburst finish is remarkably free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, with only traces of light scattered checking. A wonderful example of a rare and highly playable 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: Original black arched Gibson hardshell case with gold plush lining.







































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