The Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-330 Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Sunset Burst resurrects a classic hollowbody model and pairs it with modern appointments for improved playability. The team at Gibson Memphis have gone to great lengths to ensure that this model adheres to its traditional values, whilst providing today's players with everything they could desire to secure its legacy for years to come.
Classic ES-330 body
The top, back and sides are all constructed from 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, contributing to a rich and playful tonal palette from which to draw with. By using this 3-ply construction method, the body is afforded a lightweight feel, which makes it a joy to perform with. Whether you're tracking in the studio or taking to the stage, the 2018 ES-330 is the perfect playing partner. The body is equipped with spruce bracing to support the top, enabling it to resonate freely to deliver a power acoustic energy whilst preventing unwanted buckling from warping the top over time. The body has been finished in a gorgeous Sunset Burst, which is evocative of the classic era ES-330 models.
Solid mahogany neck
Fitted to the body is a quarter-sawn mahogany neck, which is shaped to the rounded "C" profile to offer a reassuringly substantial feel in the hand. Married to the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is home to pearloid small block inlays to guide you. The fingerboard has been treated with rolled binding to increase playing comfort and make transitions between frets as smooth as possible. The partnership between the neck and the fingerboard creates a playing feel that is the stuff dreams are made of.
Versatile MHS P-90 pickups
The Gibson 2018 ES-330 Hollowbody is home to a pair of Memphis Historic Spec P-90 pickups, which are modelled on those fitted in the original '50s models. The team at Gibson Memphis have gone to painstaking length to recreate the smooth output of the vintage P90s for the utmost articulation with an enviable warmth, resulting is a rich translation of the ES-330's acoustic timbre. Control over the pickups comes in the form of gold top hat knobs with hand-wired electronics and ceramic capacitors to guarantee the smoothest attenuation.
Hardware and Finish
Fitted to the body is an ABR bridge with updated titanium saddles to optimise performance. Paired with the bridge is a classic thinline trapeze tailpiece to complement the vintage aesthetic. The bridge and tailpiece partnership creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock of this stunning model is fitted with vintage style tuners with oval buttons, which uphold tuning integrity with precision.
To complete this awesome package, the Gibson Memphis 2018 ES-330 Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Sunset Burst is supplied with a hardshell case and an accessory kit.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 ES-330 Electric Guitar Body Material 3-ply maple/poplar/maple Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded Traditional "C" Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration SS Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1/Thinline Trapeze Position Inlays Pearloid Small Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage Style with Oval Buttons Pickups Neck/Bridge: Memphis Historic Spec P-90 Controls Lead Volume Lead Tone Rhythm Volume Rhythm Tone 3-way Pickup toggle switch Finish Classic White Included Accessories Gibson Memphis Case Gibson Accessory Kit
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