Any Gibson 330 fans?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by wizard_23, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Picked this up recently, 2018 VOS Olive Drab Green... Gibson Memphis.

    Absolutely loving it.

    Any other fans? Epiphone Casino lovers welcome too of course!

  2. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    That's one good looking guitar @wizard_23
    Love the olive and drooling over...
    Congrats and enjoy
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  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Bought mine in 1966, cherry red color. It's my oldest guitar and I greatly enjoy it.
    Congrats on yours, you will enjoy playing it.
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  4. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Wow, look stunning!
    I’ve had a ‘66 as well, in tobacco sunburst. Sounded like a dream and it was a dream to play.
    Unfortunately, dreams end when you need the money. It’s been hard to let her go but, like they say, no regrets.
    Those dogears were magic, I never played a better p90 ever since, including my ‘64 SG’s soapbars.
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  5. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Had a 64 sunburst in the 70s. Nicest neck ever. Terrible feedback and lack of upper access led me to trade it for an Ibanez in 1978.
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Olive drab? Certainly doesn't look drab!
    Green and P-90s---can't be bad.
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  7. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Love it! I'm a sucker for Gibsons (and Gretsches!) with f-holes. That olive drab finish is really cool, too!
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  8. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Beautiful, Love the color and Congrads and Enjoy.
    I love all Gibson ES and F hole models,
    Really love my 335 T and Midtown
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  9. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I have a ‘68 ES-330. It was my first good gigging guitar, and I played it a lot. I always dreamed it was an ES295, so I added a Bigsby and changed the bridge pickup for something stronger. I haven’t played it in a while - perhaps I should pull it out.

    photo circa 1988, with one of my first bands, The Cheap Dates
  10. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I want to be a fan. But my (limited) experience with P-90s has been so-so so far. But I gigged with an MIK Casino a while back and really liked the sounds I was getting from it. My previous P-90 excursions had been with solid bodies. It definitely renewed my interest in 330s, and I'm really considering one of the new MIA Casinos.
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    my fave colour of all time
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    i was looking for an es 355 in this colour but no joy, but now i think about it i could just put black covers on one of these? hmmmm
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  13. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Probably the best blues guitar. The 330 over the 345 but that's personal choice.

    Anyway i already have a duo of two creatures so close that i can't justify adding a 330 =>A p90 bigger box and a slimer 330 like (full hollow) but with minis.



    I would Say the ES330 Comes just in between these two.
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Wizard!
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  15. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    I may do a 330 at some point. I’ve owned several Casino’s at this juncture........enough to get a taste of the magic and understand that it is delicious. But to me.....half the giggle with the Epi is getting something ubercool for pennies!

    Anyways - ENJOY!
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  16. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks all, it's definitely been a nice change up from my other guitars and I'm loving the p90's.

    I was looking for one of these about 12 months ago and couldn't find this colour, from what I know they were only made for one year in 2018. Got very lucky with one popping up 2nd hand when I had the cash :)
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  17. Tomcat

    Tomcat Electromatic

    Jun 20, 2020
    Beautiful guitar!
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  18. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    A friend of mine found this one at a yard sale about 10 years ago for $250.... !!


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  19. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    A 330 / 335 is something I've always wanted, but I never seem to get around to buying. They're beautifully made and just really cool. One of my musician buddies has his burst 335 that his dad bought new when graduated from high school in 1985.
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  20. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
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