This clean vintage 1965 Gibson ES-330 TDC guitar in Cherry red finish with Gibson Deluxe Vibrola (Lyre) tailpiece came through the shop last year. It was a fine playing electric guitar and an excellent example of the ES-330 model. I'm always a buyer for vintage Gibson guitars but I especially love the ES-330 model. Please contact me here to sell a vintage Gibson ES-330 guitar. 

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1963 Gibson ES-330 TDC guitar

1968 Gibson ES-330 TD guitar

"ES-330TD: 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.

FEATURES: Constructed from the finest curly Maple and Rosewood, nickel plated metal parts. Slim, fast, low-action neck joins the body at the 16th fret. One-piece Mahogany neck, Adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot inlays  (even though the picture shows block inlays! Typical Gibson catalog). Adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge. Powerful pickups with individually adjustable pole pieces. Separate tone and volume controls, three position toggle switch to activate either or both pickups." -- Gibson catalog, 1964.

Make and Model: Gibson ES-330tdc with GV-55N Deluxe Gibson Vibrola

Year of Manufacture: 1965, serial 365xxx

Specifications: 24 3/4" scale, 1 9/16" nut width, .76" neck depth at the first fret, 1" depth at the 12th fret, light pore filler, nickel pickup covers, chrome parts, weight = 6 lbs, 13 oz

Condition: Excellent, almost no fading. Light scratches and very little finish checking observed. One 1/4" diameter blemish on the bass side of the tremolo tailpiece. A few small marks on the back that appear to have been touched up with clear. Two holes filled in the pickguard from the original owner's Army pin.

Repairs or modifications: None. This is a clean, original vintage Gibson that has survived in excellent condition with no breaks or repairs. My cleaning procedure including a light wipe down of the body with a dry cloth, clean and lubricate the switch, input jack, and all four potentiometers, clean fretboard, polish frets, restring with .010 D'Addario strings, adjust truss rod to .003" relief, adjust bridge height.

Notes: This 1965 Gibson ES-330tdc with rare factory GV-55N Lyre Vibrola tailpiece has just come in from the original owner! It's survived in excellent condition and shows very little evidence of prior playing wear. The neck is straight and the frets are full height and free of wear. The original Archcraft case with Gibson badge is included and has previous had a name painted on the front. I'm confident you'll love this clean, original, rare Lyre Vibrola equipped 1965 Gibson ES-330tdc (edit: sold)!

 Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-330 TDC guitar original case

Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-330 TDC guitar

Deluxe Gibson Vibrola, Lyre tailpiece

Gibson headstock, ES-330

Original case, 1965 Gibson ES-330


John Shults

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