Product Comparison: Gibson ES-330 vs Gibson ES-335


General Specifications
Brand
Gibson
Gibson
Model
ES-330
ES-335
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
The new Gibson ES-330 in a Sunset Burst finish is designed with historic hollow-body features at heart. This impressive guitar incorporates modern enhancements like an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, and a hand-wired MTC control assembly paired to our MHS P-90 pickups with hum-canceling capabilities. The Vintage Style White Oval Button tuners and Thinline Trapeze tailpiece conjure a classic Gibson look.
The ES-335 has been a legendary tone machine since 1958. Our 2016 features a tubeless Historic truss rod, PAF-style Burstbucker 1 & 2 pickups, and redesigned neck shape for increased strength and enhanced playing comfort.
Key Specs
Guitar Type
Acoustic
Electric
Hand Orientation
Right-handed
Right-handed
Number Of Strings
6
6
Pickup Configuration
P-90
Burstbucker 1 & 2
Pickup Type
Passive
Passive
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gibson ES-330 Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • I don't own this es330 yet, but I believe it is a hollow-body, not semi hollow body as in the heading. The es335 is semi-hollow, but this 330 is fully hollow, giving it a fatter tone, and it reacts differently to your playing.
  • I am happy with the guitar. It was packed very well and shipped extremely fast.
  • Plays like butter, sings like an angel, and the finish is spectacular.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Guitar came well packaged and in perfect condition as described. Looks great, sounds great. Thanks!
  • I have not found much this can't do, Les's and strats have their place but this is more of a do all for me. I can go from blues to heavy rock to country with just a quick flip and click.
  • Fit finish, feel, tone, you name it. I really like the coil tap feature; going to single coil from humbucker. Great versatiliy.
  • This guitar is perfect for leading worship music and eliminates the need most of the time to switch to an acoustic guitar because this thing sounds beautiful clean!
Size & Weight
Total Length
40 in.
41.5 in.
Lower Bout
16 in.
16 in.
Nut Width
1.69 in.
1.69 in.
Body Depth
8 in.
8 in.
Weight
8.7 lbs.
8.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Gibson ES-330 Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • It neck feels really good in my hand and so far it is faster than me! I'd recommend this model to anyone looking for a great multi-voiced guitar.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • The quality on the finish was amazing as well. I feel truly fortunate to have gotten such a great guitar.
  • The neck was way too thin in profile for my liking, although others may find it comfortable.
  • The neck was quite thick, but not necessarily uncomfortable, but I think I prefer a slim taper neck and P 90s for their clarity. I
  • This is one good deal for a 335 style guitar. Body is comfortable with good neck action.
Materials
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Rosewood
Bridge
Nickel
Nickel
Neck
Quarter Sawn Mahogany
Maple
Top
3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Maple, Poplar, Maple
What customers say about "Materials"
 
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Brilliant finish color, neck profile, fingerboard radius. Playability is excellent .
  • The finish is flawless. Color never seems the same as light hits it from different angles.
  • Top quality workmanship. Seamless construction.
  • The neck mohagany wood grain is just so warm and beautiful. But the amazing this is this baby sounds as great as it looks!
Features
Pick Up System
MHS P-90 Rhythm / MHS P-90 Lead (Reverse Polarity)
Burstbucker 1 / Burstbucker 2
String Scale
24.75 in.
24.75 in.
Number Of Frets
22
22
Strap Included
No
No
Pickguard
Yes
Yes
Tuners
Vintage Style White Oval Button
Grover 'Milk Bottle' Tuners
Sound Controls
2 x volume, 2 x tone, Toggle switch
Lead Volume, Rhythm Volume, Lead Tone, Rhythm Tone
Bridge Type
ABR-1 with titanium saddles
ABR-1 with titanium saddles
Extras
Classic thinline hollowbody, Memphis Tone Circuit, Vintage 'white button' tuners
World's most respected semi-solid guitar, Memphis Historic Spec pickups, Memphis Tone Circuit Plus
Neck Fixation Type
Glued in
Glued in
What customers say about "Features"
Gibson ES-330 Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • I played one locally and it is an absolute dream. Smoothest guitar I've ever played. And the P90's are a great touch. More fat and in your face in a very nice way!!
  • This is a wonderful guitar to play! With the coil tap pot and the phase pot, it adds many voices to it's arsenal! It sounds great both clean or with effects.
Gibson ES-335 Traditional Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Still adapting to short scale neck after playing certain California guitars ! Overall it's an excellent deal at street price.
  • Sustaining a single note or a full chord is effortless.
  • Plugged in, the pickups sound great to me as is. I can't see the need to swap them out. Fit, finish way above what I expect in a budget import guitar.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
3299.00 $
3499.00 $


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