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The Gibson ES-125 with P90 pickup was introduce in 1946 as the entry level archtop electric guitar.  10 years later Gibson introduced the thinline version, and finally in 1960, the cutaway versions.  This one is from the second year of production and represents one of the 999 produced that year.  The all original finish would have been cherry sunburst in appearance, but has faded to a fabulous honey burst color.


The playability is superb with nice, low action.  All notes ring out clearly and the original P90 has tone they are famous for.  It can go from chimey cleans to punchy growls with no problem.  The neck is straight and the frets are in great condition.


The tuners are replacements with work beautifully.  The original wooden bridge was replaced at some point with an ABR-1 tune-o-matic, allowing for more accurate intonation.  The P90, bridge base, control knobs, and tailpiece appear original.  There are some very light dents in the back of the neck and some minor scratches, including a long one on the back, as pictured.


Nut width - 1.70 inches

Weight -  4.87 pounds

1st fret depth - 0.80 inches

10th fret depth - 0.90 inches


The guitar comes with a non-original hard shell case which is in great condition.

SOLD - 1961 Gibson ES-125 TC - Thinline Archtop Hollowbody Guitar

$3,249.00 Regular Price
$2,949.00Sale Price
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