1961 Gibson ES-330 T + HSC

1961 Gibson ES-330 T + HSC

Gibson |  1961es330t  |  1 in stock_level

Relatively rare to see and getting ever more popular are single pickup ES-330's. This one is a fine example and like the last one we had shouldn't hang around for too long...

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We love superlatives at ATB guitars but sometimes we find guitars that so perfectly encapsulate the statements. This 1961 Gibson ES-330 T is one of those.

Now maybe this guitar isn’t entirely to everyone’s taste but this particular example is worth a second look. The body is almost entirely free of any wear with the three tone sunburst still vibrant. A second strap button has been add to the upper horn, but this is the only modification. There is a little tarnishing to the nickel hardware and the plastics are in fantastic shape. The neck and fretboard are free of wear.

The original frets show little signs of use and the binding hasn’t suffered any shrinkage. The top of the headstock has a little wear but this too is brilliant and free of any checking.

All electronics are correct and untouched.

Fans of these hollow bodied thin line will not be disappointed here. The neck is comfortable. Not too chunky as you’d expect for a Gibson form 1961. The lively resonance is complemented by the P90 pickup, the position of which yields quite a pleasing tone that could be considered the ‘goldilocks’ position (neither too bassy or too trebly) although the writer will leave this up to the player to decide.

Stunning looks and Gibson hollow body tone, the preferred compliment to any laid-back musical scenario.

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At a glance

Model: ES-330 T
Year: 1961
Finish: Sunburst

Modifications: Extra strap button
Repairs: None
Weight: 2.43 Kg

Case: Non original hard
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line

Pickups: 1 x Correct P90
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 500k Centrelab




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