Gibson Guitars Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-330 in Sunset Burst

Code: Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-330 in Sunset Burst
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Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-330 in Sunset Burst

The Gibson ES-330 model is a true old-school classic. With its vintage looks and tones, Gibson have made this iconic instrument part of the impressive 2018 Memphis line-up. This incredible hollow-body guitar boasts full, open sounds that are perfect for jazz, blues and rock.

Despite retaining the essence of the longstanding design from decades ago, the 2018 ES-330 features updated hardware and versatile MHS P-90 pickups. We think that with these appointments, this instrument will appeal to modern players too.

Body Construction:

The 2018 Memphis ES-335 has a full hollow body, delivering bright and open acoustic-like sounds with plenty of resonance. Despite its hollow design, the body is quite thin, offering a comfortable and ergonomic playing experience.

With maple and poplar tonewoods, this guitar provides a lot of top-end to give chords and arpeggios all the sparkle they need.

Neck:

The neck has a familiar rounded “C” neck profile, feeling substantial in the hands without being too chunky or cumbersome. Rolled binding also offers a smoother feel and a sleek transition between the side of the neck and the fretboard, a great feature that you will find only on high-quality instruments like this.

The quarter-sawn mahogany neck is adorned with a rosewood fingerboard, giving you a silky smooth feel around the neck. This renowned combination of woods brings out the warmth of this guitar, merging well with the bright body woods. This means that this guitar sounds incredibly full-bodied, great for both live use and studio sessions.

Hardware and Electronics:

The 2018 ES-335 has a modern ABR-1 bridge, with a classy thinline trapeze tailpiece that gives this instrument its vintage charm. The titanium saddles offer better sustain, intonation and longevity, making this the perfect workhorse that’ll never let you down. Also offering improved tuning stability, these special saddles along with the super-cool white oval button tuners will keep your strings in check.

Dual MHS P-90 pickups deliver a pronounced mid-range tone, with lots of warmth and medium output. These versatile pickups will cut through a busy mix effortlessly, and with overdrive they can sound punchy and bold, perfect for lead lines.

The new Gibson ES-330 in a Sunset Burst finish is designed with historic hollow-body features at heart. This impressive guitar incorporates modern enhancements like an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, and a hand-wired control assembly paired to our MHS P-90 pickups with hum-cancelling capabilities. The Vintage Style White Oval Button tuners and Thinline Trapeze tailpiece conjure a classic Gibson look.

Specs

Body

  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Centerblock: None
  • Bracing: Spruce
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream
  • Finish: Sunset Burst

Neck

  • Neck: Quarter-Sawn Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Rounded "C", Rolled Binding
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearloid Small Block
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Number of Frets: 22

Hardware

  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 with titanium saddles
  • Tailpiece: Thinline Trapeze Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Vintage Style White Oval Button
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Gold Inserts

Electronics

  • Neck pickup: MHS P-90 Rhythm
  • Bridge pickup: MHS P-90 Lead (Reverse Polarity)
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with ceramic capacitors

Includes Hardshell case.

 

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