Beautiful and near MINT early 1963 Gibson ES-330 with factory Bigsby and original hard case. This is a totally delicious example...
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An extremely nice example of a Bigsby loaded 330 from a 1963…
Near MINT condition with only a few minuscule dings here and there, this guitar is in completely original or correct condition and it does not look like a screw has been turned anywhere.
The medium neck profile is super comfortable, and the original frets have plenty of life left in them and feel great. There is no fretboard wear and it is beautifully setup with a nice low action all across the fretboard.
Both original vintage P-90’s with original windings sound classic, strong and evenly balanced. All pots work well, while the Bigsby gives it a nice weight, tipping the scales at 2.97kg.
This is a very early ‘63 and as you may or may not be aware, up until around the middle of 1963 these came from the factory with just the single strap button by the tailpiece. The original owner of this one decided to mount the second one on the upper horn.
The all original finish has no touch ups or overspray and of course there are no cracks or repairs anywhere, structural or otherwise. Even the headstock, usually the first thing to get a bit dog eared, is in amazingly fine condition with ultra clean and sharp lines. The tuners, as you can see are all correct, including the tips and like all of the rest of the hardware, is in remarkable, largely corrosion free condition and still with a lot of gleam to them.
It also happens to be one of the nicest we have had here from a playing perspective, all across and up and down the fingerboard it is a very easy instrument to play in any style.
Without a doubt, a very fine example of a stunning looking all original guitar that will suit collectors, players and tone merchants alike…
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