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1960 Gibson ES-330T Thinline Archtop Guitar (consignment) SOLD

October 1, 2013
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Comments Gibson introduced the ES-330 in 1958, around the same time as the ground-breaking ES-335 series. It was popular and versatile but lost out in the volume wars, and was discontinued in the early 1970s; Gibson has reissued it a number of times.

This 1960 Gibson ES-330T Thinline Archtop Guitar is in excellent all-original condition, with no real marks or wear. As t the ‘T’ model, it’s unusual in having one pickup – mounted in the center position rather than in the neck or bridge positions. Interestingly, and characteristic of the period – there’s only one strap pin. Straps would have gone from the tail pin and a tie around the head.

Serial Number R3563, built during 1960 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Pricing $3,499.00 CAD with original case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, joining the body at the 16th fret. Mother of Pearl dot position markers and Gibson logo.
Frets Original frets with minor wear.
Body Fully hollow thinline archtop body; maple laminates used for top, back and sides.
Finish Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in excellent condition.
Hardware/electronics All original with very little wear. Kluson Deluxe tuners with rounded creme plastic buttons, single ‘dog-ear’ P-90 pickup, volume and tone controls; ABR bridge and trapeze tailpiece, both nickel plated. Original multi-layer pickguard and bracket.
Playability/Action Plays very well and cleanly, with lots of room for action adjustment.
Case Original brown Gibson hardshell case included.

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