The Gibson ES-125 was the companies entry level electric arch top from its introduction in 1941, and still represents excellent value in the vintage market as a relatively affordable vintage Gibson arch top from the Golden era of the companies manufacturing electric guitar manufacturing. This 1952 Gibson ES-125 is a great player grade example of this classic archtop.
Featuring a maple top finished in Sunburst with Mahogany back and side along with a Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fingerboard, this guitar plays effortlessly and has a typical early '50s Gibson neck profile, with a chunkier feel that is very playable. A single original Dog Ear P-90 in the neck position offers plenty of warmth with a good amount of bite when put through a cranked amp.
This guitar is in good condition, and has had some repair work over the years that is reflected in the price. It has previously had a neck reset, along with a small patch of binding repair around the neck heel. There has also been a fairly sizeable impact repair around the endpin, with some newer mahogany patched in to ensure the guitar is structurally sound moving forward. Otherwise, it is internally and externally original with the exception of the trapeze tailpiece, which is newer.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a full service and set up by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and includes our 3 year warranty.