Gibson Custom ES-330L HBO16M Limited Run ReIssue based on an original 59' ES-330
An unusual but still incredible model, the 330L is the long neck version of the classic 330 design. This long neck brings the design more in line with a classic 335 in terms of aesthetics. The completely hollow construction however remains intact.
Weighing 6.66lbs, it's a joy to play. Light, exceptionally resonant and full of hollow body tone, these guitars are highly addictive.
Finished in sunburst, it's classy looks are endless. An added bonus to a wonderful instrument capable of classic tones and rich dynamics. This 2011 example has been kept in mint condition with no signs of use at all. It comes with it's COA, papers and original black Gibson hard case.
Weight: 6.66 lbs / 3025 grams
Introduced in 1959, the Gibson ES-330 was a revolution in the field of hollowbody electric guitars with its unique laminate top and back, top bracing, neck block, and tenon. The ES-330 has the same great pairing of features—dog-ear P90 pickups and hollowbody construction—as the Epiphone Casinos used by the Beatles to provide the punch on recordings such as "Taxman" and "Paperback Writer," and most of the electric guitar tracks on Sgt. Pepper. The ES-330 guitar exhibits stunning acoustic character that provides the performer and songwriter with a very inspiring musical tool. The artisans at the Gibson Custom Shop have created an ES-330 that is not a reissue yet it has all the highly-desirable attributes of the original 1959 ES-330 like the period-correct 17° angled headstock, and black plastic pickup covers. Added to those are superior enhancements including a long neck profile, premium tulip button tuners, and a vintage period-correct 1-11/16" nut made from Corian that provides superior strength, durability, and musical sustain. Full hollowbody The Gibson ES-330 incorporates the finest features including single-ply binding on the neck, small pearloid block inlays, long tenon neck joint, and nickel hardware. The ES-330 Long Neck's body is truly hollow and has no center block, making it a lightweight, comfortable, and uniquely resonant guitar. Without a maple center block it is free to vibrate acoustically and the weight reduction is substantial. The Gibson ES-330 Long Neck features the preferred one-piece mahogany neck that provides the supreme resonance that has inspired players and songwriters. P-90 tone ES hollowbody signature tone is maintained, regardless of volume control setting, through the special control wiring scheme known today as the Memphis Tone Circuit. It allows a wide array of tonal variations from what many consider to be the best pickup ever designed—the P-90.