Offered for sale:

Used 2002 Gibson ES-333 Semi-hollow body serial number 02782772.

This guitar is in excellent condition showing limited playing time. Pickup covers have been added.

The Gibson ES-333 was launched in 2002 as a stripped back version of the ES-335. Featuring a thin satin finish, silkscreen headstock logo with no inlays, and no pickup covers or pickguard.

The sound was certainly not stripped back as it is fitted with 490R and 498T humbuckers.

The cream binding, thin nitro finish, and mint-green tuner heads give the guitar the look and feel of a vintage instrument, the Les Paul pickups really pack a punch, with a brighter and hotter tone compared to the usual Classic 57’s.

After only two years in production, the ES-333 was discontinued, allegedly because it was taking too many sales from the more expensive ES-335. It was eventually succeeded by the ES-335 studio, which was reintroduced in 2013.

This is a really nice guitar! 335 features without 335 prices!

Original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”



Body shape: ES-335

Top and back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple

Bracing: Maple

Binding: Single ply, cream

Finish: Satin nitrocellulose


Material: Mahogany

Profile: 60’s slim taper

Scale length: 24¾” (629mm)

Radius: 12″ (305mm)

Fingerboard material: Rosewood

Inlays: Dot, pearloid

Number of frets: 22

Nut width: 11 11/16″ (43mm)


Finish: Nickel

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Tailpiece: Stoptail

Tuning machines: Vintage deluxe, green buttons

Control knobs: Black, speed style

Switch tip: Cream


Neck pickup: 490R

Bridge pickup: 498T

Controls: Two volume, two tone, three way selector

Weight: 8.2 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Cherry Red
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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
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