1968 Gibson ES-330TD


It’s all right there in the Gibson product name, an electric Spanish, model 330, thinline, double pickup. Need more info? That’s fair. It’s the unusual and rather groovy long-neck version of the fully hollow counterpart to Gibson’s semi-hollow ES-335 model, mahogany neck, laminated maple top, back and sides, double-cutaway, two great-sounding chrome “dogear” P-90 single-coil pickups, a lovely dark tobacco sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer, bound rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, cream-button Kluson tuners, nylon-saddle Tune-O-Matic with trapeze tailpiece, three-ply black pickguard, and “witch hat” knobs. The “long neck” version is quite desirable as it maintains the same standard Gibson 24.75″ scale length but joins the body in a different spot, allowing better access to the high frets. This one is pretty clean, and is all-original save for its later Gibson hard case. A classic blues and pop guitar, and so light and resonant due to its fully hollow set-neck construction one of the ultimate couch guitars as well.