|Serial Number||866775, built in 1967|
|Pricing||$2499 CAD with case|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, block markers and mother of pearl Gibson logo. The neck joins the body at the 16th fret as was the practice until 1968.|
|Frets||Minimal fret wear.|
|Body||Maple laminate body, fully hollow except for a support block under the bridge.|
|Finish||Cherry sunburst in nitrocellulose lacquer; nicely refinished by Guitar Center some years ago. Some natural and expected lacquer checking.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original P-90 pickups and pickguard; Bigsby B7 has been added, newer bridge, replacement Kluson-style reproduction tuners with plastic Keystone buttons. This guitar has chrome parts; nickel plating was discontinued in 1965.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well, easy to get around on and quite comfortably light.|
|Case||Brown Gibson hardshell case included.|
|Comments||The Gibson ES-330 was introduced in 1959 to replace the ES-225,and is cousin to the Epiphone Casino, famously used by John Lennon on many Beatles recordings. The ‘TD’ in the model number stands for Thinline, Dual Pickup. The ES-330 was discontinued in 1972, but is available again as a Gibson Custom Shop piece.
This is a very nice 1967 ES-330, with a very good refinish done some years ago. It’s a great guitar to play; the hollow body is very light and comfortable and the 16-fret neck provides a much more ‘vintage’ tone and responsiveness than the late-production 19 fret necks. This is a very nice guitar.
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