Other Guitars

ES 330TD ballpark

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It's always dicey asking for opinions of value, sight unseen. Plus the vintage guitar scene is so fragmented, mercurial, unpredictable, etc now, sorta like the old rules don't apply.

I have a line on an ES 330TD sunburst, --haven't seen pix yet, supposed to be decent condition, thought to be mid-60s...I think they ended in 70 or 71. I know they aren't as sought after as 335 and of course were reissued at some point like everything else.

It's off the grid for sure. Just a widow selling her husband's stuff. Any idea on realistic range, not stealing but not Japan, Inc prices or Certain US Dealers, etc.

Thanks -- it's half a day drive from here but still thinking on it.

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All original, no breaks, no repairs, dealers say $5000-$6000. Completed eBay listings say more like $3000 or so. $2500 if you want to reward yourself a little for being a savvy buyer. $2000 or less if you're feeling mercenary.

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The Epiphone Elitist Casino is essentially the same guitar (made by Terada alongside pro-line Gretsches), and can be found for $1,600 to $2,500.

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All original, no breaks, no repairs, dealers say $5000-$6000. Completed eBay listings say more like $3000 or so. $2500 if you want to reward yourself a little for being a savvy buyer. $2000 or less if you're feeling mercenary.

– Afire

I think if I could rope in for $2000 to $2400... but seems like there's a big break pre and post 1966.

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The only really significant change to the ES-330 would be when they totally redid the neck joint in '68. But I'm not a Gibson guy. Everybody's always talking about how the nuts got narrow at some point, so that probably has some bearing on value.

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All original, no breaks, no repairs, dealers say $5000-$6000. Completed eBay listings say more like $3000 or so. $2500 if you want to reward yourself a little for being a savvy buyer. $2000 or less if you're feeling mercenary.

– Afire

I was going to guess $2500 to $3500 so that seems to fit.

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The only really significant change to the ES-330 would be when they totally redid the neck joint in '68. But I'm not a Gibson guy. Everybody's always talking about how the nuts got narrow at some point, so that probably has some bearing on value.

– Afire

66 thru 69 was their narrow neck period on many models. I won't own one @ just about any price. No idea what they were thinking... will keep U informed.


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