Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

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Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by prospect » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:29 pm

Gibson released this back in March/April 2021 in very limited quantities and they sold out super fast. I read somewhere they only made 75 of them. I have an opportunity to buy one of these at the "new" price (prices have gone up after they sold out).

Has anyone here encountered one of these in the wild?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRaKLiy0caI

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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by sookwinder » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:29 pm

Always loved Slim Harpo. Nice looking ES330, the knobs are almost looking vintage correct … about time!

The vid was also well done and would cause me to watch further vids like this from Gibson. Has Gibson got a new advertising agency recently?
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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:49 pm

No, but I have seen that advertisement.

As an ES-330 owner, I can tell you that you almost certainly won't be disappointed- my ES-330 is a little different from that one, though.

If you can swing it, and it's calling to you, do it and never look back.
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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by sookwinder » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:57 pm

I broke my right hand 5 months back (2 bones broken in the palm, wrist and tendons seriously damaged and a tendon torn away from a bone in the index finger). For the first time in about five months I plugged in an electric guitar…. First guitar I chose was my Casino (ES 330 sister) and I loved it :-* :-*
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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by wproffitt » Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:48 am

sookwinder wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:57 pm
I broke my right hand 5 months back (2 bones broken in the palm, wrist and tendons seriously damaged and a tendon torn away from a bone in the index finger). For the first time in about five months I plugged in an electric guitar…. First guitar I chose was my Casino (ES 330 sister) and I loved it :-* :-*
David, I’m sorry to hear about your injury, but am glad you’re getting back into the saddle with playing.

Prospect, these look and sound fantastic in the demo videos. I’m with Larry in saying that, if you can swing it, go for it!

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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by mediocreplayer » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:09 am

The correct answer when there is an ES-330 involved is always "Do it!"

I slightly regret not getting one when CME was blowing them out a couple years ago. But I also love my Casino and it's more than enough for me.

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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by Scout » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:46 am

sookwinder wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:57 pm
I broke my right hand 5 months back (2 bones broken in the palm, wrist and tendons seriously damaged and a tendon torn away from a bone in the index finger). For the first time in about five months I plugged in an electric guitar…. First guitar I chose was my Casino (ES 330 sister) and I loved it :-* :-*
Ouch! Might be time to take up slide for a while.😀

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Re: Gibson ES-330 Slim Harpo "Lovell"

Post by Strango » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:30 am

Such a beautiful guitar. I have a casino that is literally an order of magnitude cheaper, but even it is a lot of fun.

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