1966 Gibson ES-335 tdc

1966 Gibson ES-335 tdc

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: a double cutaway, thin solid body with hollow wings electric guitar. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of…
1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

  The Gibson catalogs from the early 1960s do not list an octave mandolin or a Mandola available for purchase but that did not stop Gibson Teacher-Agent Irving Kessler from ordering them. Mr. Kessler owned a teaching studio in New York called the Hawthorne Guitar Studio and was able to…
1963 Gibson ES-330TDC

1963 Gibson ES-330TDC

Now available from Truevintageguitar.com: Gibson ES-330TD: "Built with the same body shape as the ES-335T, but not the same semi-solid construction, the ES-330T/TD were original produced in 1959 as a replacement for the single cutaway ES-225T/TD... Shipping totals for the ES-330TDC in 1963: 652." -- Gibson Electrics, The Classic Years by…
1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

        From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "MELODY MAKER: Very easy on the budget, yet this one has everything. Ultra thin contoured solid body with single or double pickups and Gibson Vibrola. Great sound and easy to handle touch through a full scale and 22 frets. And many…
1968 Gibson ES-330td

1968 Gibson ES-330td

From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "Everything's going for you with this beauty. Big Gibson sound with twin adjustable pickups. A thin silhouette that's easy to play. Slim, fast low-action neck with full 22 frets. A great guitar to give or to get. Brilliant Cherry or Sunburst finish." Gibson updated the…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 Gibson ES-330td

From the Gibson catalog, 1960: "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 Gibson ES-330td

From the 1960 Gibson catalog, "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…
1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

The 1960s Fender amplifiers with Reverb have been an industry standard for electric guitar tone since their introduction in 1964. The Deluxe Reverb is the most popular of the line with its manageable ~22 watt output and 12″ speaker. The Reverb and Tremolo that this amp features has become the benchmark…
1960 Gibson ES-330td

1960 Gibson ES-330td

From the 1960 Gibson catalog, "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and think silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335tdc. An ES-330td in…
1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the in 1955. The ES-330 was fully hollow instead of having a solid center block in the body like the ES-335. This model's warm, bluesy tone offers golden age vintage Gibson electric tone spanning many genres from…