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Honoring Not One, but Two Blues Legends

Legendary blues musician James "Slim Harpo" Moore is remembered for his hit songs like "I'm A King Bee," "Baby Scratch My Back," and "Shake Your Hips." His songs have been covered by artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Yardbirds. His guitar of choice was the Gibson ES-330. Now Gibson USA is proud to recreate his guitar in the form of the Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330. The Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330 features 3-ply maple / poplar / maple top, back and sides with spruce bracing, a mahogany neck with rounded C profile, rosewood fretboard with small block inlays, ABR-1 bridge with Trapeze tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with white buttons, Dogear P-90 pickups with hand-wired controls and Orange Drop® capacitors, and has a custom "Lovell" logo on the back of the headstock to honor Slim Harpo's life partner, manager and the co-writer of many of his biggest hits, Lovell Moore.
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Gibson P-90 Front

P-90 Single Coil Pickup

Legendary Tone

First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the "Soapbar" and the "Cobalt," the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.

Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330 Specifications

Body

Body Shape
ES-330
Body Material
3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
Top
3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
Back
3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
Side
3-ply Maple / Poplar / Maple
Bracing
Spruce
Binding
Cream
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Material
Mahogany
Profile
Rounded C
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Medium Jumbo
Nut Material
Graph Tech®
Nut Width
1.7" / 43.053mm
Inlays
Small block
Joint
Glued in
Headstock
Custom "Lovell" logo on back

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic™
Tailpiece
Vintage Trapeze
Tuning Machines
Vintage Deluxe with white buttons
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats

Electronics

Neck Pickup
P-90 Dogear
Bridge Pickup
P-90 Dogear
Controls
2 Volume, 2 Tone (Hand-wired with Orange Drop® capacitors)
Pickup Selector
3-way toggle
Output Jack
1/4"

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Hardshell case
Accessories
Replica Slim Harpo and His King Bees business card, Slim Harpo Vintage Reissue guitar strap, Gibson Multi-Tool

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.