1961 Gibson ES-125TCD

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Summary: 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. This iteration of the ES-125 has the thin body, a Florentine cutaway, and two original dog ear P90s. It is finished in a cherry sunburst, has a trapeze tailpiece, and a bound neck and body.

Body: Thin with a Florentine cutaway finished in a cherry sunburst, Maple top/back/sides.

Neck: Mahogany with a bound Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” nut width, 1 11/16” nut width, pearl dot inlays, 20 frets.

Pickups/Hardware: Two dog ear P90 pickups, trapeze tailpiece, Kluson deluxe tuning keys, tortoise shell pickguard, two volume/two tone controls/3-way pickup selector, floating rosewood bridge.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent vintage condition. This guitar has light surface scratches throughout. The back of the body has light indentations in the top part of the finish. There is one small ding on the top of the body near the tailpiece. The back of the neck has a few light indentations near the 10th fret. The frets are in great shape. This guitar plays very well and sounds fantastic.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 5.515 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.