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1960 GIBSON ES330T RARE ORIGINAL VERY NICE VINTAGE TWEED HARDSHELL CASE

  • Price:$4399.00

1960 GIBSON ES330T RARE ORIGINAL VERY NICE VINTAGE TWEED HARDSHELL CASE PLUS EXTRAS

FON: R3651  6

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U.S.A. AND CANADA SHIPPING ONLY PLEASE DUE TO INSURABLE VALUE!!

This may be a once in a lifetime chance to own a guitar of this rare vintage and in this fine condition. I have verified the FON numbers stamped inside the lower F-hole and the correct R series numbers are here along with a 6 making this the 6th guitar in that batch of 40 produced. The upper F-hole has the stamp of ES 330T verifying the model number. As you can see in my photos this guitar is as nice or more so than any other guitar of this vintage being offered on E-bay right now regardless of price. This ES330T is completely original and has never had the body, finish, tuners or electronics altered in any way. This guitar is truly a time machine in that regard. This guitar has no damage, cracks or flaws other than rare patina of gracefully aging in the most desirable ways. The finish has a nice fine checking closet classics aspire to but can never achive. The cream molding has yellowed to a fine ivory that sets off the wood around it. There is no lifting of the molding as I have seen is some older guitars. Everything is nice and tight the way it should be. The neck is perfectly straight and the string height is very consistent and close as you would ever want without buzzing. This guitar plays so delicately and easily all you have to do is put your fingers where you want them. The brazilian rosewood fretboard does have some indentions from fingering through the years  between the 2nd and 5th frets but nothing bad and much less than you would expect from a guitar of this age. It has truly been gently cared for. The P-90 pickup sounds great and as many of you know, some preferred the 330 over the 335 for it's reknowned "Sweet Spot" in the pickup placement. The volume and tone both work well and the guitar is very clear with no noise or static.

The guitar is being sold As Is with a nice non-original tweed hardshell case. The case is very nice and fits perfectly as it was made for this style guitar. The handle is fine as are all latches except one that needs repair. The case holds the guitar fine in that there are 5 latches and a working lock with a key. I feel that you could replace that latch part, the rectangular hoop that closes over the set post if you can find one similar. I am also including the Dean Markley Leather Guitar Strap that was on the guitar when I bought and a new set of Di'addario Strings.

This guitar a collectable investment that can be played and if you take as good care of it as has been done for the last 52 years it will only go up in value. Like stock in  a Fortune 500 Company this in an investment in American Craftsmanship.

We wil only ship this guitar inside the USA or Canada due to the value and rarity of this guitar. We will also accept local pickup with a prior Pay Pal payment.

Enjoy!

DEFINITION OF VINTAGE: BELONGING TO A BYGONE ERA, FROM THE PAST, NO LONGER AVAILABE AS A NEW ITEM IN THIS ITEMS PRESENT FORM. THIS ITEM MAY SHOW SIGNS OF AGE AND WEAR AND BUYER SHOULD VIEW THIS AS A DESIRABLE TRAIT. IF YOU WANT A NEW ITEM DO NOT THINK A VINTAGE ITEM WILL MAGICALLY BE INDISTINQUISHABLE FROM A NEW ITEM JUST TO SAVE ON COST. A LOT OF VINTAGE ITEMS ARE MORE DESIRABLE HAVE A HIGHER QUALITY AND WILL COST YOU AS MUCH OR MORE THAN A NEW ITEM. I OWN LOTS OF NEW GUITARS AND SEVERAL NEWER AUTOMOBILES BUT NOTHING KNOCKS 'EM IN THE DIRT LIKE DRIVING UP IN A VINTAGE MUSCLE CAR OR PULLING A COOL VINTAGE GUITAR OUT OF IT'S CASE. YOU EITHER ARE OR YOU JUST AREN'T.

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