Description

Offered for sale; 1956 Gibson ES-125 production number V7751-13.

This guitar is in good condition, lots of wear and tear. New bridge, knobs and neck strap button are fitted.

The truss rod works but when you sight down the neck there is slightly more bow on the bass side than on the treble side but it doesn’t affect playability. The guitar plays just fine. There is no pick guard or truss rod cover. Much of the finish is worn away on the bass side.

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 an archtop guitar with a laminated body (maple top and back, mahogany sides), non-cutaway, single pickup, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, nickel hardware and finished in sunburst. This ES-125 weighs in at 5.8lbs, features a scale length of 24.75" and has a nut width of 1 11/16".

There are a surprising number of these guitars circulating the vintage market. Examples are available in a variety of conditions, from near flawless to very worn. Our photos show an honest representation of the condition of this instrument. There are players that are looking for clean examples, and players that are seeking “experienced” instruments such as this one.

Own a piece of electric guitar history that you can play the hell out of!

Hard case included.

***Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.
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Year Condition Color Case
1956 Good Sunburst Hard

$1,400

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
845-255-2555
New Paltz, NY
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