1959 Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric

$2,500.00 $1,999.00

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1959 Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar. In excellent condition. A great sounding guitar and it plays wonderfully. It has replaced Kluson Tulip Tuners and is missing the pickguard. All electronics are original and there are no breaks or repairs on the guitar. It was refretted recently with med jumbo frets. Comes with a non original case.

Introduced in 1941 as the successor to the ES-100, the ES-125 was an entry-level archtop electric guitar. It had one P-90 single-coil pickup in the neck position, a single volume control and a single tone control. The pre-war model, discontinued in 1942, had a smaller 14.5″ body. When reintroduced in 1946 it had the larger 16.25″ wide body that the ES-150 had. The unbound rosewood fingerboard initially sported pearl trapezoid inlays; later, it would have dot inlays.
The Fingerboard is Brazilian Rosewood.
Notable ES-125 players:
Tracy Chapman [1]
Bill Frisell [2]
BB King (early ’50s)
Jeff Mangum
Jim O’Rourke [3]
Marc Ribot [4]
Daniel Rossen
George Thorogood
Richard Clark [5]
Martijn van Iterson [6]
Thom Yorke [7]