|Comments|| The Gibson ES-330 has been a popular instrument since its introduction in 1958, as has its Epiphone cousin, the Casino. These instruments are light, comfortable, versatile and great sounding, but are unfortunately – being fully hollow – not particularly feedback resistant at volume.
This 1966 Gibson ES-330 TD Sunburst is in great condition, visually and in terms of playability. It has been refretted professionally, so it’s ready to be played for many years to come. This is one of the 16-fret versions; later revisions of the instrument had the neck joining the body at the 19th fret, which changed the tone and perhaps weakened the neck joint.
|Serial Number||437573. Built during 1966 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.|
|Pricing||$3,299.99 CAD with case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Faux mother of pearl block position markers, mother of pearl Gibson logo inlaid on black headplate.|
|Frets||This instrument has been refretted, and there’s minimal wear on the new frets.|
|Body||Classic double cutaway, fully hollow ES-330 body with neck joining at the 16th fret. Maple laminate top, back and sides with creme binding on top and back.|
|Finish||Original nitrocelluose lacquer finish with some overspray near the head. It’s in quite good condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original hardware – two P-90′s, pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls, gold knobs; nickel plated trapeze tailpiece and Kluson deluxe tuners with creme plastic buttons; multilayer black/white pickguard. Nickel ABR bridge with nylon saddles.|
|Playability/Action||This instrument plays very well and should continue to do so for many years, with normal minor maintenance. It’s been professionally refretted and set up.|
|Case||Gibson case included.|
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