NGD ES-330

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  1. wannabeatle

    wannabeatle Supporting Member

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    So I went to Chicago Music Exchange today to trade a couple of my old guitars in toward an Elitist Casino I saw on their website. I pulled the Epi off the wall and played it for a while, and was all ready to pull the trigger ... 'til on a whim I picked up this VOS ES-330 '59 RI hanging next to it on the wall...
    The neck is much thicker, which I didn't think would be a plus, but it feels great in my hand. The frets feel better - taller maybe, and which makes it feel easier to play. The pickups aren't quite as hot, so they're a bit brighter and more articulate, which I like. The bridge pickup already has an added spacer underneath so the pickup balance is perfect. Tone and volume knobs feel responsive in a way I like. The salesman gave me a good deal, I took her home, and haven't been able to stop playing her!
     
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  2. noctilux1

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    what a beautiful top
    congratulations
     
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  3. morgan918

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    I saw that one on their site....man, so beautiful. Congrats!
     
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  4. 77custom

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
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  5. SPROING!

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    Nice. I've never seen a burst like that before. Halfburst?
     
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  6. liddown

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    Beautiful! Great choice!!
     
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    Congrats on a beauty!
     
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    Love it!

    And you're right! The necks on these, just W0W! Gibson was firing on ALL cylinders when they made these.

    Though the P90's are slightly under-wound your description is spot on

    Congrats ~!
     
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  9. H. Mac

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    I got my Sunburst ES 330 VOS from Chicago Music Exchange too. What a great guitar!

    Congratulations- and have fun!
     
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  10. thebeebs

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    That is the coolest burst I've seen probably ever. Congrats!
     
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    Oh, man. Oh. Man. YES!!!
     
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  12. Texsunburst59

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    That's an amazing looking 330. You got yourself a real beauty.

    Congrats!!!

    A real all original '59 330 in the same color as yours would be one of my bucket list dream guitars.

    Hopefully one of these days I'll realize my dream.
     
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  13. Seektone

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    Congrats! That is so nice. I can relate too: just picked up a 2014 es-330 a few weeks ago and it is so great! These guitars are just well thought out - the first electric guitar I have ever had that I just don't feel the need to mess with in some way - pickups, electronics, etc.
     
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  14. Boris Bubbanov

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    Wonderful!

    Very well done, indeed!
     
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    That's a looker for sure. Congrats.
     
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    Imperial_Tone All things with a Maple Cap

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    Love the burst on that one! Congrats on a killer 330
     
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  17. Blue4Now

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    Smoking hot!!
     
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  18. Jason_77

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    Wowza! That's beautiful! The Casino I bought a few weeks ago (my first fully hollowbody) instantly had me gassing for a 330.
     
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    That's it -- my #1 dream guitar. Someday... (sigh)
     
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  20. the dirty tricks

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    Congrats,great guitar!

    Enjoy it!
     
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