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1961 Gibson ES-330T

Gibson’s ES-330T, the single-pickup version of the very popular 330, was offered for only a few years in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The guitar featured a P-90 pickup located between the bridge and fingerboard, full-hollow construction, an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece, and appointments otherwise identical to the ES-330 and ES-335.

This example is in remarkably good condition and is completely original. Excellent neck angle and original frets, original Kluson tuners and nylon nut, original bridge and tailpiece, and unmodified original wire harness and pickup. Apart from a few very well executed lacquer repairs to its headstock the guitar’s finish is original, unworn, and in beautiful condition.

Wonderful low oval early 60’s neck carve with 1-11/16” nut, dot inlayed bound rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck and maple double-cut body. Strong P-90 pickup with lots of life, dynamics, and dog-ear snarl. It’s an amazing sounding guitar.

With later hardshell case.

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