A Superb Early Sixties ES-330 TDC
1962 Gibson ES-330TDC
This super lightweight guitar weighs just 5.60 lbs. Double-cutaway, single-bound laminated maple body. One-piece mahogany neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. and a wonderful medium profile. Bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl block position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo. Two-layer (black on white) plastic truss-rod cover secured by two screws. Serial number impressed into the back of the headstock. Individual single-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with white plastic oval buttons and "D-160400 / Patent No." stamped on the underside. Two really hot P-90 pickups with black plastic covers and outputs of 8.14k and 7.95k. Five-layer (black over white) plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch, all on lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped knobs with white markings and metal tops. Inside the bass f-hole is stamped in black "ES-330TDC." ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with metal saddles and original trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond on cross-bar. All hardware nickel-plated. This fabulous guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition, with just some very fine finish checking and a couple of small marks on the back of the neck, just behind the eighth fret, a couple of very small marks on the headstock edges and a miniscule amount of hardly visible belt buckle scarring on the back (nothing through the finish). Complete with the original Tune-O-Matic Bridge instructions in the original manilla envelope, original receipt dated July 27th, 1962 ($352.00 including case). Also included is the original owner's hand written 'Set List'. Housed in the original Gibson "Lifton" five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with light-orange plush lining (9.00). (#1964)
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