Offered for sale;

1956 Gibson ES-225T serial number V 7719 1.

This guitar is in very good condition, a pro refret has been performed and the Gibson case is non original. Aside from that, this guitar is totally straight.

Introduced in 1955 and produced until 1959, the ES225-T is a thinline hollowbody featuring a Florentine cutaway, combined bridge/tailpiece, laminated pickguard and a single P-90 pickup.

What a musical guitar. Even with the thin body it is alive unplugged. The middle P-90 has a wonderful tone compared with a neck P-90. It's a bit like a large vs a mini humbucker or a dreadnaught vs a 000 acoustic. There is a definition and clarity that is unique to this pickup placement.
And don't let that wrap around trapeze bridge fool you. Unlike the first Les Paul’s, here the strings go over the top of the bar (like the ES-295) making it quite playable.

The ES-225T (single pickup) was the first thinline Gibson which created a lineage to the ES-225TD, ES-350 and Byrdland.

Own a beautiful instrument that is as much a joy to play as it is a significant piece of electric guitar history.

Non original Gibson hard shell case included.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Very Good
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
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