GIBSON ES-330 TD, 1965
Ice-Tea Sunburst. From the McCarty era, Gibson Company's Golden Age, we bring to you this gorgeous thinline, with an Ice-Tea colored top in the typical mid-60s style. It's a lighter sunburst which goes from yellow to a reddish brown, but not so red like the cherry-sunburst.
Well, you'll probably already know the model: the laminated maple body has the same shape and thickness as the 335, but it's completely hollow, without the maple-block inside. So it's a thinline hollow-body, a very lighter instrument if compared to the semi-solid thinlines.
There are many details that set this guitar apart from the later version of the 330, of which one example is shown below: the single-piece mahogany neck joins the body at the 16th fret (instead of the 19th), the neck-headstock angle is 17° (it is 14° on post-65 Gibsons), the nickel plated tune-o-matic bridge still has metal saddles and the old ABR-1 marking, the knobs are the old-style "reflectors". The other specs are the same: two P90 pickups with metal covers, Kluson Deluxe double-line tuners with plastic oval button, brazilian rosewood fretboard with block inlays, pearl logo, trapeze tailpiece.
As all the pictures show, it is a very clean, 100% original guitar in excellent conditions. The finish is in great shape, with some nice checking and some belt-buckle wear on the back. Excellent playability, beautiful loud and aggressive voice with the classic P90 attack. A very well-built, well-kept instrument.
It comes with a later ('70s) original Gibson case, perfectly fitting and in good condition.