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1949 Gibson ES-125

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Factory order #: 2132-17

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .93/1.02, 1st/10th frets

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck, arched slab-cut laminate maple back and top; mahogany sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

Hardware: Original hardware includes nickel trapeze tailpiece, contoured tortoise pickguard, compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge. P-90 single coil pickup. Vintage style Kluson Deluxe tuners, numbered gold barrel knobs.

Notes: Introduced in 1938 as the ES-100, the ES-125 was renamed in 1941, and remained in continuous production for over 30 years, becoming Gibson's most popular archtop model ever. With its clear P-90 pickup and fast 24 1/2" scale, the ES-125 offered true Gibson quality and playability at an affordable price. The laminated body offers superior feedback resistance, and the guitar produces a respectable acoustic tone for playing unplugged or through the amp.

This gleaming postwar example has been maintained without pick, buckle, or thumbwear, and its lustrous dark Cremona sunburst finish is all original. The adjustable P-90 pickup provides smooth classic single-coil tone, with sparkling clarity and detail. At just 5lb. 3oz. the guitar is notably light in weight, and warmly resonant, and has smooth low action over fine original fretwork and a gentle C profile neck.

A versatile player for jazz, swing or blues, the ES-125 remains by far the best value in a true vintage Gibson archtop. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Black Gibson logo plush lined hardshell case.























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