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How many 330L guitars did Gibson make

#1 User is offline   Blazorge 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:22 AM

Hello!
From what I understand, Gibson made a limited run of a guitar they called the 330L from 2008 through 2011 which was basically a fully hollow 335 with P90s and other refinements.
I believe that they only sold this model through Musicians Friend.
(Of course I'm not talking about the current version they have out now with humbuckers and a Bigsby)
I am wondering just how many 330L guitars were made in total by the Gibson Custom Shop.

Any ideas or corrections to my facts are most welcome.

Thanks~
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#2 User is offline   bobouz 

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:42 AM

I have a 2010 ES-330L in Beale St Blue.

These carry a Custom Shop number, CS logo on the back of the neck, and came with a COA. They have a long neck-tenon (to add stability to the neck joint), block fret markers, abr-1 bridge, and a trapeze tailpiece. Original colors were sunburst, red, & blue. A natural finish version was added late in the run.

Honestly can't tell you how many were made. It might be that customer service could get that information.

What I can tell you is that it's a sweet guitar. These came with the 60/30 neck, and it's probably my all time favorite for playability. Additionally, the long-neck hollow-body with P-90s is a unique combination, and I find it tonally to be very satisfying (playing clean 100% of the time).

It was indeed a limited run, so they're well worth a test spin if you happen to come across one.
>Gibsons: '22 "A" Mandolin / '66 ES 125T / '90 Tennessean / '00 J-100 Xtra
'02 J-45 Rosewood / '02 SG Faded-moon / '06 ES 335 / '09 ES 339
'10 ES 330L / '11 ES 335-P90s / '12 ES 330 VOS / '12 LP Special
'12 J-185 / '13 LG2-AE / '13 Midtown Kalamazoo / '14 J-15
>Epis: '66 FT45n Cortez / '00 AIUSA-John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton
'05 McCartney 1964 Texan (Terada-Elitist) / '09 Elitist 1965 Casino
>Martins: '00 OOO-16 / '01 Custom Rosewood D / > Ibanez: '81 M-340
>Guilds: '73 F-30R / '74 F-40 / '76 G-37 / '92 D-6 / '94 JF-30 / '97 Starfire
'14 Savoy A-150b / > Breedlove: '10 American Series OO Mandolin
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