Description

Summary: This vintage Gibson ES-225 TD is in phenomenal shape for its age and has just been inspected, setup and restrung by our in-house guitar tech with a new set of 10s. The original sunburst finish looks fantastic and has some very fine finish checking throughout the body. The original bridge section of the tailpiece has been swapped with a Mojo Axe compensated tailpiece for better intonation and playability, but all the original hardware is included in the high quality aftermarket brown Gibson case.

Body: Laminate maple single Florentine cutaway thin hollow body with cream binding and sunburst lacquer finish.

Neck: The mahogany neck has a nice full C profile, bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with the original frets which are in fantastic shape, pearloid dots, inlayed Gibson logo, 1 11/16” nut width, 24 3/4” scale length and the original nut which has never been removed.

Pickups/Hardware: 2 original P90 pickups are controlled by the individual volume and tone knobs, 3 way toggle and top hat knobs. The bridge portion of the tailpiece has been swapped out for a compensated Mojo Axe bridge, the tuners are original but the buttons are changed and it has the original B/W/B/W pickguard.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in phenomenal shape for its age and was definitely taken care of all its life and rarely played. There is finish checking throughout the body, some very light pick scratches on the pickguard, small scuffs and minor dents on the back and sides but no breaks, cracks or visible repairs. There are 2 creases in the cutaway where you can see the seam between the side and binding but it is strictly cosmetic. There are some very shallow dings in the neck, some dings and wear around the edges of the headstock, some wear around the sides of the headstock from a peg winder rubbing and a small patch on the back of the neck way down almost by the heel where the finish has deteriorated a bit.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has just inspected, setup and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functioning and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fingerboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: The tuners are original but the buttons are replaced, the remnants of the old buttons are in the case as well as the original bridge and some extra strap buttons. Mojo Axe bridge is installed

Weight: 6 lbs, 1 oz.

Case: This Gibson comes with a high quality aftermarket Gibson hardshell case and we will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!

Empire Guitars RI

Empire Guitars RI

1956
Gibson
Very Good
Sunburst
Hard
10 Years
$6,599
Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
1-877-558-9264
Providence, RI
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3 days on used and vintage gear. 14 days on new items. Buyer pays shipping both ways. No returns on shipped amplifiers. New items returned with out all packing materials and included inserts will be charged a 15% restocking fee.