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How to buy a vintage Gibson thinline

From Grant Green to Dave Grohl, legendary players in just about every genre have made judicious use of Gibson’s thinline hollowbodies and semis. Read on for our field guide to the most iconic thinline guitars from Gibson’s golden era.

Looking for a bang-for-the-buck vintage Gibson archtop? Try this 1963 ES-125TCD

Some of Gibson’s more affordable archtop models offer the best bang for your buck on the vintage market. We check out one such example, purchased new back in ’63 just 160 miles west of Kalamazoo.

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson ES-330TDC

Not all ES-330s were created equal and, during its lengthy first run in Gibson’s catalogue, there were some notable changes – the most significant coming in 1968 when the neck join was shifted from the 16th to the 19th fret.
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