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The ES-330TD was introduced in 1959 as a replacement for the discontinued ES-225.  Like the ES-225, the ES-330 is a fully hollow, thinline guitar equipped with one or two P-90 pickups.  Unlike its predecessor's single cutaway body, the 330 sports the double cutaway body style of the thinline guitars in Gibson's 300-series.  Gibson produced 2,385 dual pickup ES-330s in 1965:  1,318 were finished in sunburst (330TD) and 1,067 were finished in cherry (330TDC).  The pickup covers were change from black plastic to chrome in late 1962, the steel bridge saddles were changed to nylon saddles around 1965 - 66, chrome hardware replaced nickel around 1965-66, and the neck joint was revised from the 15th to the 19th fret around 1969.  The ES-330 was discontinued in 1972.

GIBSON ES-330TD (1965)

Body:  Hollow; laminated maple top, back and sides, single bound top and back

Finish:  Sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  1-piece mahogany, set-in

Fingerboard:  Brazilian rosewood, single bound; pearloid block markers

Number of Frets:  20

Pickguard:  3-ply black-white-black plastic

Bridge:  ABR-1 Tune-o-matic on rosewood base with nickel trapeze tailpiece

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Kluson Deluxe, enclosed, nickel

Pickups:  Two, Gibson P-90 single coil with adjustable pole pieces

Controls:  Tone and volume for each pickup

Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  16 inches

Body Depth:  1 3/4 inches

Weight:  n/a







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