1962 Gibson ES-330 TDC with case


There is no model more classy than the Gibson ES-330 electric guitar. Debuting in 1959, it features the thinline archtop body with f style holes and no solid center block. The P-90 pickups pair nicely with the fully hollow body. Like most Gibson electric guitars, it was made with the wider 1 11/16" nut width until late 1965. The round style upper bout horns, often compared to Mickey Mouse ears, are a feature of thinline Gibson electrics until about 1963. 

Make and Model: Gibson ES-330TDC

Year: 1962, serial 51xxxx, wide neck, single line Kluson tuners, potentiometer code "137 6148" (137 = CTS, 61 = 1961, 48 = 48th week)

Specifications: Weight  = 5 lbs 11 oz, nut width = 1 11/16" (wide nut), neck depth at the first fret = .82", depth at 12th = .90"

Originality: All parts are original to the guitar except the strings!

Condition: Excellent! No breaks or repairs. The Cherry stain is deep and unfaded.

Playability: Excellent! The truss rod works properly and the neck is straight. There is almost no visible fret wear. 

Notes: This early 1962 has survived in amazingly clean condition with its original case and hang tags. Its original pickup covers span the gap between the black plastic cover and the later nickel plated metal covers. The neck pickup cover is nickel but the bridge pickup is plastic with chrome finish. The Cherry stain is amazingly unfaded and looks divine. I'm confident you'll love this clean vintage 1962 Gibson ES-330TDC with case and tags!

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