Retrofret Stock # 6829. Gibson ES-125 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1957), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # U2143-33, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. A nice example of Gibson's ES-125, the company's "bread and butter" electric guitar during the late 1940's and early '50's. This model has a 16" wide, non-cutaway, full depth hollow body of laminated maple with Gibson's classic P-90 pickup in the neck position. Although marketed as a student model the ES-125 is fully functional as a professional quality instrument and are often seen in period photographs with players of many styles, and is still a favorite today.Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). This is a nice clean guitar overall, with some light restoration but not a lot of wear. The tuners are the original period Kluson Deluxe machines, but other tuners were fitted at some point and filled screw holes can be seen on the back of the headstock. The rest of the hardware appears original, except the knobs look like good quality repros. The body finish shows only light checking and some very minor dings but the neck has some deeper wear spots to the back and minor divoting to the fingerboard. There is a small strap button hole to the neck heel. A very nice playing example of this Gibson favorite. Excellent - Condition.
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