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14 March 2011 No Comment
 Gibson Es 333The Gibson ES-333 is a semi-hollow electric which many consider just a stripped down version of the ES-355. The 355 is one of Gibson's more popular electric guitars but tends to be a bit pricey, whereas the 333 has similar construction and tone, and is easier on the wallet. Both models look and feel a lot alike, primarily due to the fact that they were built in the same factory using the exact same equipment. However, here are some significant differences that make the ES-333 its own instrument.

The first thing that most fans of the ES-333 are quick to point out is the satin finish, which lends itself to a much warmer tone over the high gloss finish of the ES-355. Beyond that, the 333 sports either 490R or 498T pickups as opposed to the classic Gibson 57 pickups used on the 355. Many players aren't too fond of the factory pickups and change them out soon after purchasing the guitar.

One of the nice things about the ES-333 is that it has a back panel which gives you access to all the electronics. Changing the pickups or altering the other components inside is made much easier through this access panel. The guitar also features a silkscreen logo on the headstock, a laminated body of maple and poplar, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard. The hardware is the Grove nickel plated package.

The ES-333 wasn't very popular in its initial run as part of Gibson's "Made in Memphis" program and was discontinued shortly thereafter. The line was resurrected in 2003 under the Tom DeLonge signature series which is still in production today. Epiphone makes its own model nearly identical to the Tom Delonge, the only difference being the color of the cream stripe down the middle.

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Do professional guitar players ever use other signature guitarists guitars?

I am curious as a friend of mine owns an Gibson ES-333 Tom Delonge and has just singed onto a indie label, will he be taking seriously as a guitar and or musician.
Thank you very much

Well, to answer your question, yes. I'm sure you know that MANY musicians use a Les Paul, which is technically a signature guitar. Many metal musicians use the Randy Rhoad's V. Granted, these players have pretty much transcended music while Tom Delonge is still not considered a legend in many minds. Regardless, your friend's playing will do the talking, and I personally would think nothing less of someone using someone's signature guitar. After all, it's only an instrument.

Gibson ES-333 converted to 1959 ES-335 Blonde plus 1969 Fender Super Reverb plus Okko Diablo

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