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Tamio Okuda Signature 1959 ES-330
$4,349
Tamio Okuda was born on May 12, 1965 in Hiroshima, Japan, and is one of the nation's most famous singer, songwriter and producer.Having captured the hearts of Japanese fans with his now legendary rock band, UNICORN, he kicked off his solo career in 1993, and within the following year was topping charts with his 1994 single, Ai no Tame ni.Tamio's first solo album, '29, also sold millions. Ever since, he's written and produced for many Japanese household-name artists such as PUFFY, Kaela Kimura and collaborated with another rock star, Yosui Inoue. He has also deep ties with oversea musicians and in the United States, having recorded and toured with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino as part of the alternative rock band, The Verbs. In 2009, Tamio and his UNICORN band members reformed to great success, and are still active today.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: Hollow body construction
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hot hide glue for top brace, Franklin Titebond 50 for rim assembly.
Etc.: Mahogany Headblock & Tailblock, Quartered Adirondack Spruce brace
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: 1959 ES (Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 22.86 mm / .900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Assembly 65 glue
Average Weight: 376.4817 gm / 0.830 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3358 cm / 1.707"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875" @ nut, 5.2375 cm / 2.062" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Tan
Side Dots (Color): Tortoiseshell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Period Correct Celluloid
Dimensions: 19.558 mm x 12.70 mm / 0.770" x 0.500"
Average Weight: 147.4175 gm / 5.200 oz
Finishes
Classic White
Color Code: CW
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Classic White
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS P-90 MHS P-90
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 9000 9000
Material of Wire (gauge): 42 plain 42 plain
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.9972 cm x 8.0072 cm / 1.18" x 3.18" 2.9972 cm x 8.0072 cm / 1.18" x 3.18"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: Alnico III bar magnets Alnico III bar magnets
Slug Material: 48.26 cm / 19 " 48.26 cm / 19 "
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50" 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50"
Magnet Material: Recreating the glories of vintage single coils Recreating the glories of vintage single coils
Magnet Position from Nut:
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities: North side up North side up
Cover: Black Plastic Black Plastic
Qfactor: 3.01 2.97
ResistanceDC: 8536 ohms 8546 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2503.35 Hz 2409.10 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Bumblebee .022mfd/200v Bumblebee .022mfd/200v
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson White Oval Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic oval button
Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14889 / 430-14890
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: No Wire ABR
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-10155
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Bigsby B-7
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11336
Weight: 308.4428 gm / 10.88 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply black ES-330H with 45 bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-12761
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Vintage (V.O.S.), engraved with artist's logo
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19201A (Vol), 430-19200A (Tone)
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Trim Rings
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black & Gray
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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