Gibson ES-330 (1967, Teaburst)

Here a Gibson ES-330 in teaburst. The ES-330 is a slightly smaller version of its bigger brother the ES-335. The Gibson ES series, named after ES (Electric Spanish) was initially produced in the Kalamazoo plant in Michigan USA. Two models were initially produced, large semi hollow bodied arch top shaped guitars with f-shaped sound holes in the body, 3×2 tuning pegs and stoptail bar or trapezoid tail pieces. Additionally there was a choice of inlays, one with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Since 1964 there were block shaped fret board position markers in use resulting in an overall pretty Guitar. 2 powerful P-90 humbuckers controlled with a 3-way switch controlled the selection of pickup and 2×2 vol and tone regulated the sound output. Below we see a 1960s example or the block marker version. Versions of this type guitar have played a prominent role in rock and roll, blues and jazz history. A famous version of ES-335 was used by Eric Clapton, and dubbed the ” Beano” due to its association with the first issue of its namesake magazine. Other household name users are Liam Gallagher of Oasis, and more to name but a few….this ES-330 is in mint condition and live in its plush lined case.