Offered for sale;

Used 1951 Gibson ES-125

This guitar is in very good condition. The neck and frets are fine, cosmetically quite clean. As with many of these archtops the wood around the output jack has been compromised. A piece of tortoise shell pick guard has been fitted to reinforce the area.

The ES- 125 was introduced in 1941 and then discontinued in 1943 (with very few produced), in 1946 Gibson decided to reintroduce it until 1970. The ES-125 is single pickup archtop guitar with a laminated non-cutaway body. The top and back are maple, the sides and neck mahogany with raised tortoise pickguard, rosewood fingerboard, nickel hardware and finished in sunburst. This ES-125 weighs in at 5 lbs., features a scale length of 24.75" and has a nut width of 1 11/16".

This is a nice historical instrument that is ready to keep on delighting for time to come.

Original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: 1951

Body: Laminated maple top and back, mahogany sides

Finish: Sunburst

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Radius: 10”

Number of Frets: 19

Tuners: Kluson, probably original

Pickups: Original P-90 w/early style cover and adjustable pole pieces

Controls: Volume, Tone

Scale Length: 24 ¾”

Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16

Weight: 5 lbs.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
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