What a musical guitar. Even with the thin body it is alive unplugged. The middle P-90 is 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 Pauls, here the strings go over the top of the bar (like the ES-295) making it quite playable.
Originally introduced in 1955 it was the ES-225T (single pickup) that was the first thinline Gibson. This lead to the ES-225TD, ES-350 and Byrdland.
Aside from a pro refret and non original case it is totally straight.

Year Condition Color Case
1956 Very Good Sunburst Hard


Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
8:33 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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