One of Just Fifty-Seven Natural ES-140 3/4T's Ever Made
Better Defined as a Near Mint Three-Quarter Size ES-175.
1958 Gibson ES-140 3/4T.
This super rare 'natural' three-quarter size guitar weighs just 4.10 lbs. Three-ply laminated light birds-eye maple body with two 'f' holes edged in white. One-piece Honduras mahogany neck, and Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 19 original thin frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Black faced headstock with gold silkscreened "Gibson" logo and single-layer bell-shaped black plastic truss-rod cover secured by two screws. Three-in-a-line Kluson DeLuxe 'single-line' closed-back strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. Single P-90 pickup in the neck position with a wonderfully strong output of 9.54k. Tortoiseshell pickguard secured to body by two screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) on lower treble bout. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs. Rosewood bridge with pre-set compensating saddle on rosewood base and trapeze tailpiece with raised 'diamond' on cross-bar. Serial number (Factory Order Number) stamped in blue inside treble 'f' hole (stamp a little smudged). Model number "ES1403/4T" stamped in black inside bass 'f' hole. This is as close to a mint example as one could ever wish for with just the tiniest amount of light finish checking on the top and a miniscule amount of edge-wear on the top of the black-faced headstock. Most certainly the finest example that we have ever seen (actually we have only seen two others out of the 57 produced). Housed in its original Gibson, three-latch brown hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.25). The case is just like a 'Burst' case but smaller… This beautiful little guitar looks, plays and sounds amazing… (#1733).
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