This is a vintage 1959 Gibson ES-330 semi-hollowbody electric guitar. This tobacco sunburst “dot neck” ES-330, serial/FON number S 2880, is in very good all original condition with the original brown Lifton hardshell case with pink interior. The ES-330 has long been considered one of Gibson’s best golden era bargains, and this particular example exemplifies exactly why: made with the same high-grade components, extremely fine materials and unparallelled craftsmanship, there are very few details that differentiate this incredible instrument from its $30,000+ counterpart, the ’59 ES-335.
FON Number: S 2880
Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz
With no breaks, no cracks, and no repairs, this no-issues example is in average+/good cosmetic condition with evidence of expected playing and general storage wear. The attractive Tobacco sunburst finish is unfaded and displays the usual weather-checking patterns. This fantastic player’s guitar features the quintessential perfect ’59 neck profile with correspondingly factory-large original frets. The Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is rich and attractive, and the action is perfect. Absolutely inspirational to play, everything about this guitar is fantastic. It weighs a mere 5 lbs. 12 oz. and the original P-90 pickups sound incredibly musical and transparent. The guitar includes the brown Lifton hard case with pink interior.
With an original nickel ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, (4) original gold top hat knobs, (2) original P-90s with black plastic dog ear covers, (6) individual Kluson tuning machines, the original diamond trapeze tailpiece and all original hardware. Unfortunately, this guitar does not include a pickguard, otherwise it is 100% all original.