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1963 Gibson ES-125 TCD

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Serial #: 110928

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24.9" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

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

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes twin P-90 pickups; gold reflector cap tone and volume knobs; nickel raised-diamond trapeze tailpiece; tortoise pickguard; nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners, compensated rosewood bridge; 3 way pickup selector switch.

Notes: Introduced in 1938 as the ES-100, the ES-125 was renamed in 1941, and remained in continuous production for over 30 years. The thinline version debuted in 1956, and the cutway made its first appearance in 1960, succeding the ES-225 model which was retired in 1958. The twin pickup thinline cutaway ES-125TDC was the most popular version of the model, offering true Gibson quality and playability at an affordable price. The lightweight laminated body offers superior feedback resistance, and the clarity and range of the P-90 pickups and fast 24.9" scale makes for a highly versatile and playable combination.

Shiny as a dime, this example is in excellent original condition, without pick, buckle or thumbwear, right down to the original frets. The neck is the coveted late 50's early 60's shape with a gentle rounded C profile, and the full 1 11/16" fingerboard width. The back shows attractive slab cut maple figure under the classic cherry finish. A single finish scratch near the pickup selector has been professionally touched up, and the original cherry sunburst retains its vibrant color brilliantly. The guitar is supplied with an older Gibson brown plushlined hardshell case. (The original brown alligator softshell case can also be supplied on request, for the cost of shipping from the consigner.) A solid player for jazz, swing or blues, the ES-125 remains an outstanding value in a true vintage Gibson archtop.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished; 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. The guitar is strung with nickel roundwound strings (.012-.054).

Case: Older Gibson brown plushlined hardshell case.









































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