Offered for sale;

1965 Gibson ES-330TDC serial number 342212.

This guitar is in very good condition, the neck and frets are fine, cosmetically showing the expected amount of “patina” for its age.

The tuners are original however the pick guard, the 20th fret inlay, the Bigsby,(which replaced the original Gibson Vibrola), the P-90s and the Japanese T-O-M bridge, are all non-original.

At some point humbuckers were installed, requiring a slight enlargement of the pickup holes.At a later point the non-Gibson P-90s were put in.

Looks to have the original pots and bumble bee capacitors.

This is a very playable ES-330 with plenty more to give!

Hard shell case included.


Year: 1965

Serial number: 342212

Body: Laminated maple top, back and rims

Finish: Cherry

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood. Last inlay replaced

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: non-original

Bridge: T-O-M non-original

Tuners: Kluson 3+3 Plastic Buttons

Pickups: P-90s non-original

Scale Length: 24.75"

Neck Width at Nut: 1 9/16”

Radius: 10”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: .775”

Neck profile @ 12tht fret: 1.00”

Weight: 6.6 lbs.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
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