SOLD! - 1968 Gibson ES-330 TD Sunburst 2.7kg - Longneck named "Cherry"
"Cherry?", I hear you ask?
This cool and all original 53 year old ES-330 with the much desirable ES-335 style longneck was either 1) bound to be painted cherry at the Gibson factory; 2) someone called her "Cherry" because he/she loved her so much; 3) someone who's (nick-)name was "Cherry" decided to put the name tag in the sound-hole on the treble side.
Either way, this super lightweight 2.7kg beauty has a nice thinline figured maple body, 1-piece mahagony long neck with a medium C profile and a bound rosewood fretboard with perloid block inlays and 22 frets, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with nylon saddles, trapeze tailpiece with raised Diamond logo, 2 x P-90 Pickups with chrome plated "Dog-ear" covers, original pot's, knobs, plastics and hardware. It has a pretty deep scratch on the front of the headstock in the finish on the bass side (we can restore that somewhat if you want but we will leave that up to you to decide) and several dings, marks and playwear on the body, neck and headstock. Comes in a recent non Gibson hardshell case with pink plush lining and shroud.
In the 1960's, the ES-330 was used by a string of luminaries such as Grant Green, BB King and Brian Jones. And we probably don’t need to tell you about the Casino’s starring role in the back catalogue of a certain popular beat combo from Liverpool... Despite Glenn Frey playing one, ES-330's were rarely seen through the 1970s, but became popular again in the 1980s with indie guitarists such as Johnny Marr and William Reid.
In the lower-volume scene of recent years, ES-330's have enjoyed another resurgence and are arguably more practical than ever before. The hollow body and P90's can sound warm, full and jazzy but when plugged into an amp on the brink of overdriving, it sounds angry, aggressive and it has lots of punch and power!! Use that feedback in your sound and you will enter a whole new universe of overtones at your fingertips!!