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1968 Gibson ES-330TD

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SN #: 514861

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 18/32" Neck depth: .82/.95, 1st/12th frets

Materials: Solid mahogany neck; arched slab cut maple top back, and sides; solid rosewood fingerboard with block pearloid inlay; original nut.

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes twin P-90 pickups with chrome covers, nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners, ABR-1 Tuneomatic bridge with nylon saddles; chrome raised diamond trapeze tailpiece; 5-ply pickguard with nickel support bracket, Gibson black bonnet volume and tone knobs; original volume and tone pots, capacitors, 3 -way switch, and wiring harness; 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 1975, the ES-330TD remains among the most comfortable and versatile electric guitars Gibson ever made.

This gleaming pre-Norlin example is the most desirable version of the model, from the first year for the extended 19 fret neck joint, greatly facilitating access to the uppermost frets. A true closet queen, the guitar remains in breathtaking condition, free of pick, buckle, thumb, fret or fingerboard wear, with 100% original finish, hardware and electronics. The "C" profile neck is slim and elegant, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup.

At a mere 5lb 11oz, the guitar is exceptionally light and well balanced, on the lap or the strap. The lustrous sunburst finish is true nitro lacquer, with only the faintest natural age checking to attest to its originality. The original P-90 pickups are clear, detailed and rich in harmonics, with excellent crunch at higher volumes.

A superb 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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