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GIBSON ES-330 TD, 1968
Sunburst. It's the
second version of the 330 with the neck/body joint at the 19th fret just like
the 335s. This feature gives these guitars a more familiar look and a much
better playability with full access to all the fretboard, unlike early 330s
which had shorter necks with the pickups located in the middle of the body.
This late 60s version looks very similar to the 335 but is a very different
instrument due to the completely hollow thinline body with no maple block inside
and the two P90 pickups instead of the humbuckers. The P90 covers are
chrome-plated, even though they look black in the pictures (only a reflection).
Maple body, mahogany one-piece neck, rosewood fretboard with binding and block
markers, headstock with no crown inlay and old-style pre-pantograph pearl Gibson
logo - full '60s-style. All original parts: pickups, knobs, trapeze tailpiece,
tune-o-matic ABR-1 with nylon saddles, Kluson double-line tuners with oval
plastic button. The top has a gorgeous sunburst finish, while the back is dark
walnut like all the 330s of the same period.