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 1976 Gibson ES 325 TD

1976 Gibson ES 325 TD

The Gibson ES-325 is a thinline hollowbody electric guitar model produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Though similar in appearance to the popular Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow guitar, the ES-325 was a fairly different guitar in construction and sound. While the ES-335 was a semi-hollow guitar (that is, the central part of the guitar body was a solid block while the wings of the guitar were hollow), the 325 had one f-hole and has a small plastic pickguard control plate which houses the volume and tone control knobs. The ES-325 featured two mini-humbucking pickups with non-adjustable poles, similar to those used on the Gibson Firebird.

The guitar was introduced in 1972 and was available in walnut, cherry, and cherry-wine finishes. Tailpieces used were usually trapeze or stop-tail tailpieces. Due to its lack of popularity compared to the other Gibson thinline guitars (such as the ES-335, ES-345, and ES-355), the ES-325 was discontinued by Gibson in 1979.

Recently there as been a resurgence of interest in the Gibson ES 325 due to Caleb Followill, frontman of Kings Of Leon, playing one at all of their recent shows.

This vintage Gibson is in great condition with a few exceptions. There are outlines and screwholes from where the old tuners where changed. Fret wear is moderate to heavy on frets 1-7. Additionally, there are scratches and wear to the tuner controls, top, back and sides as seen in the detailed images below. Comes with hardshell case.


Specifications:

  • Top: Maple
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8"
  • Year: 1976
  • Serial Number: 00110453
  • Body Depth: 1 3/4"
  • Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Pickup(s): Neck: 1 X Mini Humbucker, Bridge: 1 X Humbucker
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
  • List Price: $1325

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This instrument has been spoken for. Please call 866-265-5993 or email info@artisanguitars.com to inquire about a similar instrument.
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