Gibson ES-330T (1959, Tobacco Sunburst)

Here a good condition Gibson ES-330T in Tobacco Sunburst. This is one of the early examples dating from 1959. The ES-330T is a 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. Originally with dot markers only, from 1964 these were issued with block shaped fret board position markers in use. As the simplest 330T version was issued with a single P-90 Pickups. Sound is controlled with a single vol and tone pot. Below see a 1959 example or the ES-330T version in a great Tobacco Sunburst finish and kitted out with a factory fitted Bigsby. Versions of this type guitar have played a prominent role in rock and roll, blues and jazz history. Guitar lives in its original Gibson Case.