24 June 1999
A 1960 Gibson ES-330TD
Factory Order No. R4560 32, in sunburst finish, thinline body with double cutaways, top with f-holes, mahogany neck, twenty-two fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, two P-90 pickups, four rotary controls, selector switch, metal bridge and tailpiece and black pickguard; and a black Guild hardshell contour case with grey plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten adhesive paper label Gibson ES 330TD '60 Sunburst 2 P90s Ser560-32
The Gibson ES-330TD was introduced in 1959.
Eric Clapton acquired this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes. According to Lee Dickson this guitar was given to Clapton by producer John Porter after he'd worked on the Taj Mahal's album, Phantom Blues. This is also one of Dickson's favourite guitars.
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