ever see a gibson es-330 with fake f-holes??

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  1. brez9091

    brez9091 Member

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    i believe i own the only one gibson custom shop ever built. natural w/factory bigsby.

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  3. Rockinrob86

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    george gruhn is fond of the saying - "Gibson has done everything at least once." I think this is a testament to that.
     
  4. Todd Lynch

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    Neat piece; what year?
     
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    I bet Paul Gilbert would buy it from you. In all seriousness, though, that's an awesome guit, there. My grandmother-in-law has one I'll hopefully wind up with someday.
     
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    Too cool! How's it sound?
     
  7. brez9091

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    best sounding guitar i own.
     
  8. Anthony M

    Anthony M Silver Supporting Member

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    That is one very cool guitar, Brez. I have two ES-330's myself. And the color is also unique, normally they are either cherry or walnut, but I don't think I've every seen a blonde ES-330. Although ES-335's are common. Is it a hollowbody, or semi-hollow? Just curious.

    Very nice!
     
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    fully hollow but no real f-holes. they are painted on but have a glassy effect which adds to the real look. they did make blonde es-330's in the 50.- 60's but very few. this guitar was made in the gibson custom shop very recently. i'm told it is a 1of. the build quality is better than a 1962 i own. the neck is nice and fat. it's a beaut!
     
  10. Joe324

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    Your screwed if you have to change the electronics though?
     
  11. PKAZ

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    that's way cool looking!... better hope you never need to change out the pots, switch or jack.

    and it looks like you got a leftover "Clapton 335" case from 2005.
     
  12. Mattbedrock

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    That is really pretty. I bet it sounds fab with those p-90s and a nice resonant body. You can probably feel it sing when you turn it up. NICE!!!
     

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