The Gibson ES-125 was the companies entry level electric arch top from its introduction in 1941, and has always represented great value in the vintage market as a relatively affordable golden era Gibson guitar. Built in the same factory as the Gold Tops, 335's and Bursts of the period, they offer they same build quality and attention to detail for a fraction of the cost.
This 1958 Gibson ES-125 is in all original condition and is a wonderful example of a full body ES-125, in great condition for a guitar from this period. Featuring a maple top in Sunburst with Mahogany back and side alogn with a Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fingerboard, this guitar features the same chunky '58 profile found on first year 'Bursts', that is full feeling but very playable. A single original Dog Ear P-90 in the neck position offers plenty of warmth for cleaner jazz or blues playing, with a good amount of bite when put through a cranked amp.
This guitar is in very good condition, with minor signs of play wear and some patina and checking to the front and rear of the body, headstock and neck. All electronics and hardware are original with the exception of the control knobs, which are newer. The original black bobbin P90 present and correct, and the Centralab pots dating to early 1958. All other hardware is original and correct, including the rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and single line Kluson tuners.
As with all our vintage instrument, this guitar has been given a full service and set up by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and includes our 3 year warranty. This guitar also includes a period case.