Gibson ES-330 TD Sunburst 1962

The Gibson ES-330 is a fully hollow double cutaway, meaning it lacks the center wood block found on its semi-hollowbody counterpart, the ES-335. Also in contrast to the 335, the 330 was built with a pair of P-90 pickups as opposed to humbuckers, and with a neck joint at the 17th instead of 19th fret. The actual model number of this guitar is the ES-330TD: the TD stands for thinline double pickup. Those with a designation of ES-330T only have one pickup. 

Years of Production: 1959 - 1972

Unique to this Year: Chrome pickup covers introduced mid-year. Block inlays replace dots.

Body Style: 
Hollowbody, double cutaway

Wood Composition: Maple body, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Two P-90 pickups, Tune-o-matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece (pictured Bigsby non-original), block inlays

Finish Specification: 
Sunburst was a standard finish for the ES-330

Notable Players: Martin Barre, Grant Green

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