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Here we have a beautiful 1968 vintage ES-330 Gibson guitar, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan. These Gibson thinline fully hollow electric archtops were made between 1959 and 1972. At first glace this model looks like an ES-335, but it's quite different. Fully hollow instead of semi-hollow, and P-90 pickups instead of Humbucking pickups make this model quite individual in character.

This example is totally original, with the great-sounding chrome-covered P-90 pickups. Barely played, with plenty of life left in the original frets. The body and neck display some age-checking and yellowing of the original finish - see detailed photographs in the 'more pictures' link below. The cherry transparent finish has faded somewhat, giving a great vintage mojo to this guitar. Serial number of 959213 dates it as a 1968, and one of the first ES-330 guitars to have the 335-like 19th-fret neck/body join. The original hard shell case comes with this guitar, a little worse for wear and minus its carry handle.

Extremely comfortable thinline body, double cutaway, fully hollow body, 2 P-90 pickups with chrome covers, tune-o-matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece, laminated beveled-edge pickguard, single bound top, back and rosewood fingerboard, pearl small block fingerboard inlays, neck joins body at 19th fret like an ES-335 (earlier models joined at the 15th).

Character, tone, playability and collectibility all in this one investment guitar.


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