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2016 1961 ES-330TD Figured VOS
A gorgeous thinline with spectacular figured maple top, back and rims
$4,499
The "dot neck" ES-330 of the early '60s is the most coveted thinline hollowbody electric guitar of all time, and Gibson Memphis re-creates it in the new 1961 ES-330TD Figured VOS. Historic Specs throughout such as hide glue, rolled neck binding, period-correct plastics, a tubeless truss rod, the iconic "Mickey Mouse ears" body shape, Adirondack spruce bracing, '50s-style MHS P-90 pickups, upgraded wiring and tone pots deliver the closest thing to owning an extremely rare figured 1961 ES-330.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: AAA Figured
Binding: Tan
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: AAA Figured
Binding: Tan
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: 20.574 mm / .810"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.638 mm / .970"
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
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: 4.2850 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6718 cm / 2.233" @ 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
Dark Natural
Color Code: DN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Red Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 1959 Natural Stain
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped:
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:
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Alnico III bar magnets Alnico II bar magnets
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50" 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50"
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: Recreating the glories of vintage single coils. Recreating the glories of vintage single coils.
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 Varitone
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
  Black Beauty .022mfd/200v Black Beauty .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" mono
 
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.)
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats w/ Gold Inserts (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19210 (Vol), 430-19209 (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: Period Correct Hard Shell
Color: Black & Yellow
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA