Gibson ES-330T 1962 model in sunburst with hard case. An incredibly rare and highly sought after model from Gibson's ES series.
The ES-330T was introduced alongside in 1959 alongside the ES-330 and shortly after the ES-335 model. Production ceased in 1972 as Gibson moved in favour of producing the regular ES-330 and 335 models, making this a rare find indeed. The serial number stamped onto the back of the headstock (85585) dates the guitar's production to 1962 at Gibson's Kalamazoo, Michigan USA factory.
A highly versatile guitar, it is capable of producing a diverse range of tones and sounds including blues, jazz, rock and much more. It is in excellent condition for its age, with absolutely no breaks or damage. There are select marks, dings and minor wear to the finish commensurate with a guitar of 57 years of age, but nothing noteworthy as this guitar has been well looked after.
There is wear to the neck finish having been loved and played regularly for half a century, this can be seen in the photos. There is classic neck binding ageing, checking and yellowing as can be seen in the photos. The beautiful sunburst finish has light lacquer checking, brilliantly ageing the guitar. The top and back are both laminated maple, in line with other ES series Gibsons from the 1960s.
It appears to be all original, including the wonderful cream button tuners which work well with no stiffness. It is a dream to play, nicely set up with a low and comfortable action.
ES330T can be seen factory stamped inside the guitar (see photo). Includes a period late 60s/70s Gibson hard case, which is well worn but has done its job in keeping the guitar safe. It features a neck pocket, no key but all of the latches are working and secure. The item "Gibson ES-330T 1962 Sunburst Vintage P90 Semi Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case" is in sale since Monday, December 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".
The seller is "lacquerguitarshop" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.