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FS/FT 1966 Gibson ES-330 Cherry Red


frankpaul1
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Well, GAS has struck again. I have bought me a 1966 Gibson ES-355, so this one has to go.

For sale is a really nice 1966 Gibson ES-330, it has the 1 9/16" nut width, they changed that back after 1968 to 1 11/16".

The serial number is 810649

This guitar has been gigged a lot and has some modifications and is priced accordingly. It has had a neckcrack which has been repaired very nice. The P90's have been changed to 60's Patent No. 2.737.842 PAF's with the L- toolmarks.These pickups alone would set you back appr. 350 GBP a piece. It also has had a refret.

The good thing is the guitar plays great and sounds superb. It comes with a brown Gibson Hardcase with some wear.

Asking 2100 GBP shipped to the UK. Part exchange only possible with a Gibson Les Paul Standard Flametop. Looking to receive at least 1150 cash in the deal

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I think you need to re-think your price, it seems pretty high for a guitar with a repaired neck crack (which you haven't shown in the pictures) and non-original pickups. With the current currency conversion you're asking around 3300$, and you can buy them w/out any issues and the original case for that, and still have change left after you pay the shipping. Elderly, for example, has one that's straight for about 2800$. And that's just dealer asking price- I'm sure in a recession like this they'd bend on the price to move it

Oh, BTW- if they have patent # stickers on them, then they're not PAF's. Real PAF's have a small, rectangular sticker on the bottom that says 'Patent Applied For'. I'm sure you didn't mean to be misleading.

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Yeah, they are not really PAF's but they are very close ;). Didn't mean to mislead of course. I just always thought these qualified a PAF's as well.

Perhaps my asking price is a bit high, but I reckon it's worth it. Granted the neckcrack is a bit of a downer, but the PAT No. pickups are a real enhancement as far as I'm concerned, the P90 guitars I've had squealed all over the place. The guitar at Elderly can be in the UK for 2175 GBP including shipping and all the taxes. So I don't think I'm that far off. Here's a pic of the neckcrack by the way.

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Yeah, I'm sure. I checked the serial on various sites and they said it could be either an 1966 or an 1968. But since the nut width is 1 9/16" it could only be 1966, since they widened the nut width in 1968.

The guitar must be from 1968 then as 330's up to sometime in 1967-68 had the neck join at the 15th fret.

It must be a transitional 1968 ES-330TD due to the nut width and neck join. :up:

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