1955 Gibson ES-125


Summary:  The ES-125 evolved out of the ES-100 in 1941 and was produced until 1943. Upon its reintroduction in 1946, the ES-125 changed in a number of ways including a wider body, a new P-90 pickup, and trapezoid inlays. The ES-125 was updated again in 1950 with an adjustable P-90 pickup and dot inlays.  This particular Gibson ES-125 dates to 1955 and it plays great and the P-90 rocks!

Body: Full hollow body archtop with full binding on the top & the back.

Neck: Mahogany neck with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays, 20 frets.  This instrument has a scale length of 24.5” and a nut width of 1 11/16”.  The frets do show some wear but they still have some life left in them.

PU/Hardware:  Original P-90 pickup, one volume knob & one tone knob.  Original 3-in-line tuning keys, rosewood bridge & saddle, non-original Gretsch tailpiece.

Cosmetic:   This vintage Gibson shows plenty of wear, several small dings on the top & the back, wonderful checking throughout the instrument, some noticeable wear around the input jack and on the back of neck.  All wear is consistent with a vintage instrument from the 1950’s and structurally this guitar is solid.  There are no cracks or breaks or structural issues of any kind.

Playability:  The neck is straight and this Gibson plays great.  The action is comfortable and the instrument plays without buzzing or dead spots.  We set this guitar up with 10’s and it is ready to be played and loved!

Mods/Repairs:  The original tailpiece has been replaced with a Gretsch tailpiece.

Weight:  5 lb  7 oz

Case:  Vintage hard shell case (non-original)