Gibson ES-330 TD 1967 (consignment) SOLD

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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