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1959 ES-330 Left Handed
$3,699
Sought after for decades, now available to the Left-Handed market! The 1959 Historic ES-330 in Vintage Burst, with countless period correct details such as Maple construction "Mickey Mouse" cutaways, Mahogany neck, Rosewood board with nylon nut, MHS P-90 pickups with vintage style "no logo" potentiometers, quartered Adirondack Spruce bracing, V.O.S. Nickel hardware, Kluson white oval button tuners, and rolled neck binding for that comfortable played-in vintage feel. There doesn't exist a better Historic Vintage recreation of a Left-Handed player's dream hollowbody tone than this Limited Series ES-330. Only 50 of these will be offered worldwide.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Vintage Plain
Binding: Maple, Poplar, Maple
 
Rims
Species Wood: 3-Ply
Pieces: Vintage Plain
Grade:
Weight
Weight Relief: Hollow body construction
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50, Mahogany Headblock & Tailblock, Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces
 
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: Left Handed ES (Hollow with "Mickey Mouse" cutaways)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 22.86 mm / .900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Hot hide glue
Average Weight: 376.4817 g / 0.830 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-1
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, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3358 cm / 1.707"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483"
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378"
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273"
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785"
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365"

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3358 cm / 1.707" @ 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: Pearloid
Dimensions: 6.35 mm / 0.25"
Average Weight: 147.4175 g / 5.200 oz
Finishes
Vintage Burst
Color Code: VB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 330 Wipe Stain, Sunset Orange, VS toner, Tobacco Brown
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
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: Alnico III bar magnets Alnico II bar magnets
Pole Piece Position from Nut: Alnico III bar magnets Alnico II bar magnets
Slug Material: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50" 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187" x 0.50"
Magnet Material:
Magnet Position from Nut:
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities: North side up North side up
Cover: V.O.S. Nickel V.O.S. Nickel
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
Control Pocket Assembly 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
 
  Tone
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 g / 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 g / 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: Trapeze
Compensated: No
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11015
Weight: 124.7379 gm / 4.40 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Aluminum (butt) V.O.S. Plastic (neck)
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150 / 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Left Handed Multi ply black ES-335 with 45° bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-12910
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Vintage (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19201A
 
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: Black (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Period Correct Hard Shell
Color: Tan & Pink
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA