Gibson’s ES-330 from 1959 to 1969

Gibson’s ES-330 from 1959 to 1969

The 1950s ushered in an entirely new music scene in the United States - the war was over, production was growing, and prosperity followed suit. The big bands of the 1940s gave way to smaller three or four piece outfits whose amplifier technology allowed them to fill dance halls that…
1965 Fender pre-Coronado (Aztec, Fantasy, Sunburst Neck)

1965 Fender pre-Coronado (Aztec, Fantasy, Sunburst Neck)

Fender's Coronado model was designed in 1965 by Roger Rossmeisl and became the first thinline hollow body electric from the company. Fender sourced electronics from Rowe Industries in Ohio who also made the popular DeArmond brand and Goldentone (gold foil) pickups. Different model names were contending for the slot during…
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…
1971 Fender Jazzmaster Black

1971 Fender Jazzmaster Black

After a slow start in 1958, the Fender Jazzmaster quickly picked up steam as an American classic. While never as popular as the Stratocaster or Telecaster, the Jazzmaster has gathered a cult following as a result of its unique offset styling and proprietary pickups and electronics. The Jazzmaster has been…
1968 Gibson ES-335-12

1968 Gibson ES-335-12

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: the thinline semi-hollow body archtop electric body. 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 the body. The resulting…
1967 Gibson ES-330td

1967 Gibson ES-330td

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the ES-225 T in 1955. The ES-125 TD, ES-330 TD and ES-335 TD were introduced a few years later and featured a traditional archtop body but decreased the depth of the body from about 3.5" to 1.75".…
1964 Gibson ES-330 TDC

1964 Gibson ES-330 TDC

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the ES-225 T in 1955. The ES-125 TD, ES-330 TD and ES-335 TD were introduced a few years later and featured a traditional archtop body but decreased the depth of the body from about 3.5" to 1.75".…
1966 Gibson ES-330 TDC in its original Lifton case

1966 Gibson ES-330 TDC in its original Lifton case

The ES-330 was Gibson's mid level thinline electric guitar. Unlike the ES-335, the ES-330 was fully hollow with no solid Maple block running the length of the guitar. It also featured two P-90 pickups and a neck that joined the body at the 16th. The thin, hollow body allows for great…
1962 Silvertone 1429

1962 Silvertone 1429

The Silvertone 1429 was the pinnacle of the Sears catalog guitar line when it was introduced in 1959. The thinline archtop construction was becoming very popular as a result of the Gibson ES-335 of the same time period. The 1429 was built by Harmony for Silvertone and was the exact same body as…
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