Serial 420446, putting production as 1966 at the notorious Gibson USA Kalamazoo, Michigan factory. All original bar the strap buttons and tuners, which were replaced a very long time ago with Grovers, which are very much on the older side (potentially 60s or 70s). This was a common change, as the original button tuners while nice looking were not the best at holding tune. Pickguard original - colour, ply and mount all as one would expect. Its in excellent condition for its age, lots of beautiful lacquer checking all over (as pictured) but absolutely no splits or breaks.
It has been well played but it has also been very well looked after. The body has various marks and dings and great lacquer checking, but as mentioned no breaks at all.
There is a (Im assuming historically drilled) second top pickguard hole in the near the exact same place as the original (likely to get a better fit). The finish has aged wonderfully, and the the binding has yellowed nicely. The neck has wear (as pictured) commensurate with 50+ years of playing and fantastic lacquer checking, especially near the body joint and where it meets the head. The fingerboard has the typical cowboy chords wear, testament to how much its been played and loved. The frets have wear (namely to the same area) also commensurate with 50+ years of play.
It plays nicely and Im sure will need a refret eventually, though I believe theyre original and very hesitant to change original parts on a guitar like this so Ive left them as is. Volume tone knobs original, as is all hardware including the original Gibson ABR-1 bridge. Pickups are original and sounding brilliant, capable of producing a variety of sounds including authentic 60s Beatles / psychedelic tones, blues and much more. Pots and switch a little crackly but only when adjusted - probably just need a little clean but its never bothered me, and personally I find taking the pots out of a vintage semi acoustic more trouble than its worth! Simply a beautiful, well loved and well looked after 1966 Gibson in a very unique colour - seldom seen in the UK.No original case, but will come with a generic fitted hard case to keep safe. Im able to send this fully insured + tracked with UPS. If you have any questions then please do ask. The item "Gibson USA 1966 ES-330TD Sunburst Vintage Semi Acoustic Electric Guitar" is in sale since Monday, March 2, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "odhendrix" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.