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1962 Gibson ES-125T

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FON #: 44324

Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .81/.88

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; arched maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, solid bone nut.

Hardware: Original nickel hardware includes Kluson Deluxe tuners, diamond crossbar trapeze tailpiece, brown swirl tortoise pickguard, gold reflector cap tone and volume knobs, compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge. Curtis Novak Dogear PAF installed, with original P-90 pickup and wiring harness included.

Notes: If you actually play guitar, rather than just accumulating them, you've undoubtedly watched with dismay as the price of luxury-class guitar models have skyrocketed into the stratosphere. Which is why we search diligently for those particular instruments that deliver peak performance at an affordable price. This classic Gibson model fills the bill, in spades.

Renamed from the ES-100 in 1941, the Gibson ES-125, in all its variations, was the firm's most popular electric archtop for some three decades. The thinline version made its debut in 1956 as the ES-125T, and was produced until 1970. With its comfy 1 7/8" body depth, and fast 24 3/4" scale, the ES-125T offered improved feedback resistance, and was one of the most lightweight electric guitars Gibson ever produced. Combined with it's coveted wide early sixties neck profile, this guitar is incomparably comfortable to hold and just plain fun to play.

At barely 5lb even, this fine example is happily lightweight and well balanced, on the lap or the strap. The handsome vintage sunburst finish is all original, and the instrument shows no cracks or repairs. Well maintained, the guitar is remarkably free of pick marks, with playwear mostly confined to some buckle scuffing on the back, some scattered nicks in the neck and sides, and some case wear to the peghead.

Best of all, it has the coveted full width 1 11/16" fingerboard with the famed gentle D neck profile of the early '60s. Slim in depth, but wide across the board, this classic neck is one of Gibson's most popular ever. The action is low and smooth with a fresh high-precision setup, over fine original medium fretwork on the solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. A special plus, the instrument is fitted with a Curtis Novak Dogear PAF, a quiet, warmly voiced humbucking pickup expressly designed to fit snugly in the original P-90 cavity. Wired to sealed Bourns pots and a traditional oil-paper capacitor, the guitar is accompanied by its original working P-90 pickup, pots, and wiring harness as well.

With true vintage performance, and superlative player comfort, this guitar is a true best buy in a Golden Era Gibson classic. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished; electronics and grounding tested, pickup polepieces balanced.

Case: Deluxe newer brown Gibson logo arched plush lined hardshell case.





























































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