"I have a 1963 ES-335 that I got a long time ago, and I recently got a 1962 ES-330 that I really like. I’ve got an old Fender Telecaster, the guitar I bought in high school that somebody resold me about 10 years ago, and I have some Custom Shop Fenders. I have a nice old Gibson Howard Roberts as well. But I mainly play those Ibanez guitars because I’m used to them, and I really like the way they sound and feel."more
"I have a ’67 Gibson ES-330, which is just like an ES-335 but the neck goes farther into the body. It’s more of a true hollowbody than the ES-335 because of that construction. I bought that ’66 Fender Electric XII from Craigslist and it is one of my favorite guitars of all time. I also recently got a ’75 Telecaster Deluxe from eBay. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever bought a new new guita"more
“I fell in love with the ES-330,” says Dickinson, “so what I wanted to do was combine the two. If we can get the P-90 sound and response of a 330 on a 335 semi-hollow that can handle the rock ‘n’ roll environment — now we’re really getting somewhere." - excerpt from his Gibson interview.more
Back to Lonnie, here are a two more pictures I took of him in 1960—he is playing a Gibson that I bought for him (on time payment that I thought would never end!). Christiern Dr. Funkenstein http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/66787-lonnie-johnson-the-great-bluesjazz-guitarists-last-years/more
"Remler grew up in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. She started playing the guitar at age 10 on her older brother’s cherry-red Gibson ES-330, the guitar she would use for most of her professional career. She learned simple folk tunes, Beatles songs, and Johnny Winter solos note-for-note, but it was just a hobby."more
"You’d be guessing all this chocolatey tone issues from a deep-bodied acoustic-electric Gibson archtop … and you’d be wrong. From his arrival in New York City in 1960 until the mid ’60s, Grant Green played a Gibson ES-330. It’s hollow-bodied, but a thinline double-cutaway model with the body lines of the ES-335 and a rim depth of just around 1 3/4 inches. Gibson had introduced its first thinline archtops in 1955, in the form of the ES-350T and the Byrdland, and brought the radical new ES-335 to the line in 1958. With a solid block through the center of the body to combat feedback and aid sustain and a neck joint around the 20th fret, the ES-335 was an instrument with jazz roots, but employed new features that would appeal even more to rock, country, and blues players." http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Get-That-Tone_-Green-Street-er.aspxmore
It is a Gibson Custom 2004. Bough it with a broken neck at Japan. Brought it back and recondition. Never been happier in my life... it's a dream guitar. But NOT easy to tame! hollowbody and heavy gain can't go hand in hand. But still, the sound is amazing.
If you need the perfect mixture of clean yet powerfull I would seriously recomend this guitar. I like the shortscale neck and also the ability to really get a fat, almost humbucking tone from the P90s. Overall great at what it does.