1961 Gibson ES-125T Laminated Maple
The Gibson ES-125T was introduced in in 1956. It was presented as an alternate thinline version of the Gibson ES-125. It was originally at the introductory Gibson price point. This guitar was largely considered a student or beginner guitar at the time. After 13 years of moderate success and popularity Gibson ultimately discontinued the ES-125T in 1969.
With a 16 3/4" Laminated Maple Body topped with Gibson's classic Tobacco Sunburst this guitar bares a very familiar and vintage look. The classic vintage look of this instrument is only icing on the cake for this guitar. The Laminated Maple allows for an incredible tone before it is even plugged in. The Laminated Maple construction produces a very focused tone. This creates a more accurate and controlled tone. It also allows the P90 pickup and vintage electronics and wiring to really shine. The Body also features white binding. However, after 50 years the white binding has aged into a beautiful buttery cream color. This only enhances the vintage look of this instrument.
Although considered a "Student" Model this guitar features fine appointments. These include a Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard, Pearl Dot Inlays, Mahogany Neck, Nickel Plated Tail Piece. It also had Kluson Deluxe tuners with white oval plastic buttons, height adjustable Brazilian Rosewood bridge. It's finished off with a Tortoise Pickguard, and a black plastic covered single coil, "dogear" P-90.
The P90 in the neck position on this Gibson ES-125T is an incredibly warm and vintage tone. The Metal Capped Yellow Bonnet Shaped Tone and Volume Knob still feel great. They allow a surprisingly versatile control of tone for this guitar.
This 1961 Gibson is in excellent condition. It has normal wear and lacquer checking that you would expect from a 50+ year old instrument. This Instrument is all original, with the exception of a replacement truss rod cover and a replacement tailpiece. Non-Original Hardshell case Included.
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