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  1. Hey, Sean - There's a Gibson ES-330 Owners group on Facebook that could be a big help to you. There are people there who truly know 330s inside and out. Check it out.
  2. Nice work! Looks beautiful - and I'll bet it plays and sounds just as good. Congrats!
  3. Hi, all Looking for some knowledge from you fine people. I recently bit a sizable bullet and bought myself a 2016 ES-335 Late Sixties RI. To say I love it is a wild understatement. The neck, the action, the tone (yes, I love the stock pickups_ are all exactly what I wanted. And it looks just like the '67 335 I had back in high school. Now - my 1966 ES-330 is in the shop for a partial re-fret and the luthier asked if I had a preference for the fret wire he uses. I would really like the 330's frets to feel like the 335's - but can't find any mention of what size the fret wire is on the Gib
  4. I wouldn't call it a baseball bat - but it has a substantial C-shaped that fills the hand nicely. I found the Loar neck to be just a shade too thin for me - not in width, but depth. I own a couple of sixites Gibsons, and the Century's neck is similar to them, but actually a little heftier. Might even be closer to the '59 profile - bot nothing like th eold Kays and Harmonys that really had baseball bat necks. I brought the Century to Steve Morrill,a great luthier in Boston, for a setup. He reshaped the nut slots, tacked down some frets, smoothed some sharp fret ends, and fine tuned the bridge
  5. I wouldn't call it a baseball bat - but it has a substantial C-shaped that fills the hand nicely. I found the Loar neck to be just a shade too thin for me - not in width, but depth. I own a couple of sixites Gibsons, and the Century's neck is similar to them, but actually a little heftier. Might even be closer to the '59 profile - bot nothing like th eold Kays and Harmonys that really had baseball bat necks. I brought the Century to Steve Morrill,a great luthier in Boston, for a setup. He reshaped the nut slots, tacked down some frets, smoothed some sharp fret ends, and fine tuned the bridge
  6. Congrats on your find, man. I have two 330's - to me, the most versatile and comfortable guitars ever. Recently bought a vintage 335 but traded it off because I kept choosing the 330s over the 335. Once you get the P-90 sound in your head, humbuckers often just don't measure up. Happy for your find. Yes, I go to flea markets constantly with my wife - and the only 'find' I've made is a Jay Turser copy of a Strat for $20. A little cleanup and a bridge repair, and it plays and sounds great - but it's a Strat, not a 330. Your luck gives me hope that a find like that might be out there yet for me.
  7. Hi, Keir Just got mine this AM from Sweetwater. They do a great job of inspecting and setting up their guitars, even a less expensive one like this. Arrived in perfect shape - no rattles or loose parts, flawless finish. We all have our own preferences, so I immediately lowered the bridge and changed the strings. Plays and sounds really good to me. Very loud played acoustically, and plugged in, the P-90 gives a nice range of tones - surprisingly bright for a neck position PU. The P-90 is good, but not great. I might change it out for a Lindy Fralin someday, but not yet. I have Fralins in on
  8. Hey, Doug! Just wanted to say "Hi!" and let you know that your ES-330's and that 335 are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Maybe you'd consider posting those pictures on my "ES-330 fans?" thread over at the Gibson Lounge. I think everybody would like to ogle them! Cheers!

  9. Update: the seller found the box where the original (warped) pickguard and original tuners were stored, so I'll be putting those back on soon.
  10. Thanks for your help, capmaster. I couldn't seem to figure how to grt the pix to stick this time. Need to be re-trained. Appreciate it!
  11. I decided to buy it. Then decided to be prudent and not buy it. Then I bought. So this is what is gracing my guitar room now: two 1966 330s and a '70-'72 335. Loving them all. <a href="http://s619.photobucket.com/user/dougg330/media/My%20330s.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt277/dougg330/My%20330s.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo My 330s.jpg"/></a> <a href="http://s619.photobucket.com/user/dougg330/media/335.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt277/dougg330/335.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 33
  12. Old Cowboy, you are a wise cowboy. You're right - I can always sell it if it doesn't work out... But if I pass on it, I'll always regret not having the chance. Stay tuned...
  13. OK, so I have a '66 ES-330 that I love. Beautiful sunburst - with the finish in great shape. Repaired headstock crack and replacement pickups (lovely sounding Lindy Fralins), so it's player grade for sure. Recently got a '70-'72 ES-335 in excellent, all original condition, which I am absolutely loving. Very different look, sound, and feel from the 330, and a great complement to it. Now I have found another '66 ES-330 for sale near me that is all original except for replacement tuners, and I'm hot to buy it. Will it give me anything I don't already have? Darker sunburst, frets are worn down
  14. OK, so I have a '66 ES-330 that I love. Beautiful sunburst - with the finish in great shape. Repaired headstock crack and replacement pickups (lovely sounding Lindy Fralins), so it's player grade for sure. Recently got a '70-'72 ES-335 in excellent, all original condition, which I am absolutely loving. Very different look, sound, and feel from the 330, and a great complement to it. Now I have found another '66 ES-330 for sale near me that is all original except for replacement tuners, and I'm hot to buy it. Will it give me anything I don't already have? Darker sunburst, frets are worn down
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