Will Value of Gibson ES-333 Increase Greatly?
I recently purchased a Gibson ES-333 in satin sunburst. I got it home and found it was a 2005 model and from the info I can gather Gibson no longer makes the ES-333 model. I was wondering if you think that this guitar will become much more valuable in the future and if any of you have any info as to why they stopped making this model because to me it sounds like quite a nice guitar for the price?
ES-333 — it just doesn’t sound that different from a ES-335 to leave its mark. Don’t know how different the pickup selection is, though: 490/498 vs ’57 Classic. The thing I think I like the best is that rear access panel. I have a ES-335 and fishing around in it via the f-holes is a pain.
You’ve got to ask yourself why would it increase?
It’s just one of many, many regular production models that they’ve stopped making, at least for now.
It’s a budget 335 with the fancy pearloid and glossy finish removed, and I’m betting any gibson model that was also available in their “worn” version will go into the history books as a cheapie, the LP and SG strippos are some of the best deals out there.
It’s a great guitar (I like the Tom DeLonge epi version) enjoy it now for what it is and either care for it so you have an heirloom or beat the crap out of it doing that rock and roll thing.
The rear access panel is handy but hideous, I would never pay the same price as a regular 335 re-issue, sorry. In fact I would rather have a Tokai es335, I saw an amazing sunburst one on saturday…
I’d be surprised if many mass produced guitars made nowadays become very valuable. The old broadcasters and nocasters were produced in very small quantities relative to today. Value is desirability combined with rarity and unless you have something that is produced in very low numbers and extremely desirable I don’t see many making the grade over the long haul.
Now you have Fender and Gibson CS (for example) making lots of limited run collector editions- yet when you look on the used market of the “collector models” they are still depreciating rather than appreciating.
Just my opinion of course
Gibson ES333 ES335 Electric Hollowbody Guitar, Used, Trans Red. No Reserve
Current bid: US $1,049.99
Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions-opens in a new window or tab Brand: Gibson
Country of Manufacture: USA Model: ES333
PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS ON AUCTION BEFORE BUT THE HIGH BIDDER DID NOT READ THE LISTING. I DO NOT SHIP OVERSEAS, ONLY TO US AND CANADA AND ONLY UPS. IF YOU BID ON THIS AND DO NOT READ THIS I WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR FULL PAYMENT AND UPS SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY WITH EBAY. This is a 2003 Gibson ES333 trans red, made in Memphis Tennessee. The guitar is in excellent shape with very little play wear. The action and neck are in great shape. There is about .013 of an inch relief at the 8th fret and the action is 4/64″ at the 17th fret treble side and 5/64″ on the bass. The finish is a thin nitrocellulose matte lacquer, the parts are nickle, and the pickups are a Gibson 490R and 498T. I have the original gig bag for this guitar. I do not ship outside of the USA except to Canada and I only ship via UPS.
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