The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-330L Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Antique Ebony is a divine thinline hollowbody that boasts PAF-style pickups, and the superb Bigsby B-7 tailpiece. Marrying together vintage style and flavours, with modern build quality is something that the team at Gibson Memphis pull off with ease, and this exceptional model deserves to be treasured.
Thinline Hollowbody Profile
The ES-330L differs from the ES-335 in that it is a true hollowbody model. In order to prevent the rich warmth from becoming overly saturated at high levels, the thinner proportions gives this lightweight beauty the perfect tonal balance. The body is built using 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, which is held together using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive, whilst quartered Adirondack spruce braces uphold the vintage timbre exquisitely. Though it may feel lighter than an ES-335, it is absolutely solid - perfect for gigging guitarists.
The ES-330L is finished in antique ebony, which is protected using smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer to preserve it for as long as possible.
Superb Neck Construction
Fitted to the body via Gibson's customary method of mortise and tenon joint, is a heavenly single-piece mahogany neck. Running your hand along its length is as good as it gets, with rolled binding to make the experience even smoother. At the top of the neck is a white bone nut, which works discreetly to uphold string tension.
Paired with the neck is dark rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are decorated using period-correct celluloid block position inlays. Tan fingerboard binding guarantees seamless transitions between each fret, whilst tortoiseshell side dots add greater depth to the already stunning aesthetic.
The headstock is adorned with mother-of-pearl crown inlay and Gibson logo, which sit between the Kluson single-ring tulip button tuning machines. Thanks to their stamped steel body and synchronised spur gear system, the Kluson tuners carry out their job with absolute precision. You can rest assured that once you tune up and give it your all, your tuning will not falter. Little touches add to the integrity of the sustain and depth of the ES-330L, such as the 17-degree headstock angle that Gibson employ, and Franklin Titebond 50 to reinforce the neck joint.
Memphis Historic Spec Pickups
The 2015 ES-330L is equipped with a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers. In order to recreate the hallowed tones of their vintage PAF pickups, the Gibson Memphis team have "scatter wound" the MHS pickups using enamel 42 wiring around unbalanced coils. This effects give the guitar its breathy warmth that articulates itself superbly. Each pickup is fitted with an individual volume and tone control, allowing you to create silky clean tones and raucous, high-energy tones for performing stadium-filling rock with. Through deft manipulation of the controls, you can find your perfect tone with ease. Orange Drop capacitors are on hand to ensure the smoothest response, giving you complete mastery over your output signal.
The lower bout of the body is equipped with a no-wire ABR nickel-plated, die-cast alloy bridge, which the strings pass over as they make their way to the nickel-plated aluminium Bigsby B-7 tailpiece. Controlling vibrato couldn't be easier, or more enjoyable thanks to this immaculate piece of hardware. The substantial feel of the handle translate each delicate manoeuvre that you make, giving you intricate control over every detail.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-330L Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Antique Ebony is a work of art, which deserves to be played, treasured, and passed down from generation to generation. Transporting your ES-330L couldn’t be easier thanks to the hardwearing and sophisticated tan hardshell case. As well as this, each model is supplied with a Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-330L Hollowbody Electric Guitar Body Material 3-ply Maple, Poplar, Maple Binding Tan Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rolled Binding Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Period-Correct Celluloid Block Tuners Kluson with single-ring tulip buttons Bridge Bigsby No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece No-Wire ABR/Bigsby B-7 Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck/Bridge: MHS Humbuckers
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle Finish Antique Ebony Included Accessories Tan Hardshell Case Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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