This 2018 Gibson ES-330 is a fantastic example of a modern made ES-330, with all the style and tone of a vintage model, in exceptional condition. First introduced in 1959, the Gibson ES-330 was initially introduced as a replacement for the ES-225 single cut model manufactured by Gibson from the mid '50s. Though its popularity is often overshadowed by the semi-hollowbody models of the time like the ES-335, Gibson ES-330 guitars are fantastic and often fairly under appreciated, with a sound that is unique among vintage guitars.
The lack of a centre block gives this guitar a woody, acoustic resonance that when combined with the original P90 pickups gives a unique tone. The clean sound is warm and rich with plenty of dynamic response, while the growly sound when played driven tube amp gives an unmistakable '60s garage rock tone that is only really found on these guitars. This ES-330 features similar spec to earlier ES-330 models, with the black plastic P90 pickup covers, and mother of pearl block inlay, along with the neck having the shorter 15th fret neck join found on these earlier models.
This guitar is in excellent condition with barely any signs of play wear to speak of, and includes the original case. This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.