1963 Gibson ES-330TDC

John Shults

Posted on October 11 2019

1963 Gibson ES-330TDC


I'm always looking for clean examples of vintage Gibson ES-330 guitars. Do you have one you would like to sell? Click the Contact Me button in the lower right corner of your browser to send me a message about your guitar. I'm looking forward to seeing it!


Gibson ES-330TDC: "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 A. R. Duchossoir Make and Model: Gibson ES-330TDC

Year of Manufacture: 1963, serial 104xxx, wide nut, light pore filler, nickel pickup covers and parts

Specifications: 1 11/16" nut width (wide, pre-1965), 24 3/4" scale, weight = 6 lbs, 2 oz

Condition: Excellent, almost no fading. Light scratches and very little finish checking observed.

Repairs or modifications: Appears to be all original parts except for a few replaced Nylon saddles. Recent set up with light fret dress, neck and frets in excellent condition. Small chip at top treble side of the headstock and one bent tuner.

Notes: An excellent example of one of only 652 ES-330TDC guitars made by Gibson in 1963. The original P-90 pickups are warm and full. The wide nut and medium girth neck profile are a joy to play all the way up the fretboard. The original case shows little wear and has two replaced screws holding the handle mount to the case. We're confident you'll love this clean one owner 1963 Gibson ES-330TDC!


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