This is a beautiful original 1956 Gibson ES 225 in natural finish. It had a different set of tuners on it at one time but the original are back on it now. Very slight evidence of the newer tuners on it on the back of the headstock and newer ferrules. The ES-225 was originally introduced in 1955 as the ES-225T, a thinline hollowbody guitar featuring a Florentine cutaway, the Les Paul combined bridge and tailpiece (also used on the Les Paul from 1952–1953 and on the ES-295), a laminated pickguard, and a single P-90 pickup mounted in an unusual position midway between the bridge and the end of the fingerboard. From 1956 the ES-225TD, a twin pickup model with conventional pickup positioning, was also available. Both models had a tobacco sunburst finish, with more expensive natural finish models (ES225TN and ES-225TDN) also available from 1956.The specifications remained the same during the period the guitars were manufactured.
When the guitar was initially marketed it was the first thinline hollowbody guitar Gibson had produced, preceding the Byrdland and ES-350T models. In 1959 the ES-225 was phased out in favour of the ES-330 and ES-125T models.
This guitar is really clean with a bright natural finish. Almost NO evidence of any play wear anywhere on the guitar.
Original frets, tuners, pick-up, pickguard, tailpiece, knobs and finish. Its is really clean. Most of these models originally came with soft cases which often fell apart. This one comes with a non-original period Gibson brown case that shows some wear. It is not as clean as the guitar but is solid with all latches working well.
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