Pre-Owned Gibson 1948 ES-125

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Gibson 1948 ES-125

Here's a guitar you don't see everyday. This 1948 Gibson ES-125 is in incredible shape given its age. This instrument was purchased in the 70's by the previous owner and has been a case queen ever since. Seriously, it's rare to find one of these in this kind of shape, even rarer to find one that plays! Comes with the original Gibson case.

The neck feels nice and comfortable; it fills the palm of the hand nicely without ever feeling too big. The pickup is nice and warm sounding, yet articulate. This guitar truly is a joy to play. Chords are nice and fat and single notes sound round and mellow. 

The tuner buttons have been replaced but that's it! No headstock breaks, re-frets or neck resets to be found. The guitar is missing the original endpin. There is light lacquer crazing all over. There are a couple of significant dings in the headstock as well as the face of the guitar on the lower bout on the treble side. There are dents on the side of the guitar on the lower bout treble side as well. The binding has been scraped in a couple of areas and it has shrunk and cracked in a couple of places, it is still secured to the guitar. There is very little fretwear. The neck is nice and straight and the guitar has undergone a full inspection and setup from our in house luthier.

As always, this guitar ships fully insured with signature required.

This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment, as a result all sales are final.

MAKE:

Gibson

MODEL:

ES-125

NUMBER OF STRINGS:

6

LEFT/RIGHT HANDED:

Right

SCALE LENGTH:

24.75"

TOP WOOD:

Spruce

BODY WOOD:

Mahogany

FINISH:

Nitrocellulose Laquer

NECK WOOD:

Mahogany

NECK ATTACHMENT:

Set-In

FINGERBOARD/FRETBOARD

Rosewood

INLAY:

Dots

NUT WIDTH:

1 11/16"

NUT MATERIAL:

Bone

TUNERS:

Original Tuning Machines with replacement buttons

HARDWARE

Nickel

NUMBER OF FRETS:

19

BRIDGE STYLE:

Rosewood Bridge with Trapeze Tailpiece

PICKUPS:

Neck: Gibson P-90 with non adjustable pole pieces

PICKGUARD:

1 ply Tortoise

CONTROL KNOBS:

1 x master volume

1 x master tone

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

OHSC